Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts Grade 2

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 2 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

  • express or represent ideas and feelings resulting from activities or experiences with oral, print and other media texts
  • use a variety of forms of oral, print and other media texts to organize and give meaning to experiences, ideas and information
  • explain why particular oral, print or other media texts are personal favourites

Clarify and Extend

  • connect own ideas and experiences with those shared by others
  • record ideas and information in ways that make sense
  • find more information about new ideas and topics

Lessons

Looking at Food Advertising

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Once Upon a Time

Internet Time Capsule

Can You Spot the Ad?

Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

So Many Choices!

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Teacher/Parent Guides

Talking to Kids about Advertising

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

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

  • connect personal experiences and knowledge of words, sentences and story patterns from previous reading experiences to construct and confirm meaning

Respond to Texts

  • engage in a variety of shared and independent listening, reading, and viewing experiences, using oral, print and other media texts from a variety of genres, such as legends, video programs, puppet plays, songs, riddles and informational texts
  • identify favourite kinds of oral, print and other media texts
  • model own oral, print and other media texts on familiar forms
  • respond to mood established in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • connect situations portrayed in oral, print and other media texts to personal and classroom experiences
  • retell the events portrayed in oral, print and other media texts in sequence
  • suggest alternative endings for oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss, represent or write about interesting or important aspects of oral, print and other media texts
  • express thoughts or feelings related to the events and characters in oral, print and other media texts
  • identify words in oral, print and other media texts that create clear pictures or impressions of sounds and sights

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • recognize that ideas and information can be expressed in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • identify and explain the use of various communication technologies
  • identify main characters, places and events in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • identify how pictures, illustrations and special fonts relate to and enhance print and other media texts

Create Original Text

  • use own and respond to others’ ideas to create oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Introducing TV Families

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Prejudice and Body Image

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Newspaper Ads

Internet Time Capsule

Can You Spot the Ad?

Rules of the Game

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Teacher/Parent Guides

Talking to Kids about Advertising

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about the News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Managing Superhero Play

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

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

Plan and Focus

  • related personal knowledge to ideas and information in oral, print and other media texts
  • ask questions to determine the main idea of oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Prejudice and Body Image

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Newspaper Ads

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Can You Spot the Ad?

Representing Ourselves Online

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Rules of the Game

Healthy Food Web

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication

Enhance and Improve

  • choose words, language patterns, illustrations or sounds to create a variety of effects in oral, print and other media texts

Generate and Focus

  • generate and contribute ideas on particular topics for oral, written, and visual texts
  • use a variety of forms [such as simple reports, illustrations, role-plays of characters and situations, string games…] for particular audiences and purposes
  • order ideas to create a beginning, middle, and end in own oral, written, and visual texts

Lessons

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Packaging Tricks

Looking at Food Advertising

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

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

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • discuss the experiences and traditions of various communities portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss similarities and differences in settings, characters and events in oral, print and other media texts from various communities

Lessons

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Once Upon a Time

TV Stereotypes

Representing Ourselves Online

Teacher/Parent Guides

Talking to Your Kids about Television

Managing Superhero Play

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes