Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 9

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 9 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

Discover and Explore

  • talk with others and experience a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore, develop and justify own opinions and points of view
  • explore and explain how interactions with others and with oral, print and other media texts affect personal understandings
  • extend understanding by taking different points of view when rereading and reflecting on oral, print and other media texts
  • explain preferences for texts and genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers and filmmakers

Clarify and Extend

  • integrate own perspectives and interpretations with new understandings developed through discussing and through experiencing a variety of oral, print and other media texts

 

Lessons

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

The Function of Music

You Be the Editor

The Privacy Dilemma

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

How to Analyze the News

Viewing a Crime Drama

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Images of Learning: Secondary

Cop Shows

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7-9

Truth or Money

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Alcohol on the Web

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Television Broadcast Ratings

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

The Girl in the Mirror

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts

Use Strategies and Cues

  • discuss how interpretations of the same text might vary, according to the prior knowledge and experience of various readers

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • identify and discuss how timeless themes are developed in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • consider historical context when developing own points of view or interpretations of oral, print and other media texts
  • compare and contrast own life situation with themes of oral, print and other media texts
  • express the themes of oral, print or other media texts in different forms or genres
  • analyze how the choices and motives of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts provide insight into those of self and others
  • identify and discuss theme and point of view in oral print and other media texts
  • discuss and explain various interpretations of the same oral, print or other media text
  • discuss how techniques, such as irony, symbolism, perspective and proportion communicate meaning and enhance effect in oral, print and other media texts
  • identify features that define particular oral, print and other media texts; discuss differences in style and their effects on content and audience impression

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • explain the relationship between purposes and characteristics of various forms and genres of oral, print and other media texts
  • evaluate the effectiveness of different types of media texts for presenting ideas and information
  • summarize the content of media texts, and suggest alternative treatments
  • analyze creative uses of language and visuals in popular culture, such as advertisements, electronic magazines and the Internet; recognize how imagery and figurative language, such as metaphor, create a dominant impression, mood and tone

Create Original Text

  • generalize from own experience to create oral, print and other media texts on a theme

 

Lessons

Popular Music and Music Videos

Images of Learning: Secondary

The Girl in the Mirror

Cop Shows

Viewing a Crime Drama

The Function of Music

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information

Select and Focus

  • evaluate sources for currency, reliability and possible bias of information for a particular research project

 

 

 

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Thinking About Hate

Backgrounders

How to Search the Internet Effectively

Quick Tips for Authenticating Online Information

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • compare own with others’ understanding of people, cultural traditions and values portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • clarify and broaden perspectives and opinions, by examining the ideas of others
  • compare ways in which oral, print and other media texts reflect specific elements of cultures or periods in history

 

 

Lessons

Bias

Bias in the News

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

The Girl in the Mirror