Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts Grade 6

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Alberta, Grade 6 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

  • read, write, represent and talk to explore and explain connections between prior knowledge and new information in oral, print and other media texts
  • engage in exploratory communication to share personal responses and develop own interpretations

Lessons

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The Constructed World of TV Families

Reporter for a Day

Violence in Sports

The Anatomy of Cool

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Avatars and Body Image

Game Time

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

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

  • combine personal experiences and the knowledge and skills gained through previous experiences with oral, print and other media texts to understand new ideas and information
  • apply knowledge of organizational structures of oral, print and other media texts to assist with constructing and confirming meaning
  • identify and use the structural elements of texts, such as magazines, newspapers, newscasts and news features, to access and comprehend ideas and information

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • explain own point of view about oral, print and other media texts
  • make connections between own life and characters and ideas in oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss common topics or themes in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss the author’s, illustrator’s, storyteller’s or filmmaker’s intention or purpose
  • observe and discuss aspects of human nature revealed in oral, print, and other media texts, and relate them to those encountered in the community
  • comment on the credibility of characters and events in oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from personal experiences and the texts
  • discuss how detail is used to enhance character, setting, action and mood in oral, print and other media texts

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • identify key characteristics of a variety of forms or genres of oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss the differences between print and other media versions of the same texts
  • explore techniques, such as visual imagery, sound, flashback and voice inflection, in oral, print and other media texts
  • identify strategies that presenters use in media texts to influence audiences

Lessons

What’s in a Word?

Put Downs

The Anatomy of Cool

Images of Learning

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

Freedom to Smoke

Tobacco Labels

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

The Broadcast Project

How to Analyze the News

Violence in Sports

Elections and the Media

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Comic Book Characters

Female Action Heroes

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Media Literacy for Development & Children’s Rights

Teaching TV: Learning With Television

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising:  Interpreting Media Messages

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Avatars and Body Image

Pay for Play

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

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

Plan and Focus

  • distinguish among facts, supported inferences and opinions

Lessons

What’s in a Word?

Scientific Detectives

Freedom to Smoke

The True Story

Truth or Money

Elections and the Media

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet: Student tutorial for Internet literacy (Grades 4-8)

Educational Games

Privacy Playground: The First Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

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

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • compare personal challenges and situations encountered in daily life with those experiences of people or characters in other times, places and cultures portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • share and discuss ideas and experiences that contribute to different responses to oral, print and other media texts
  • identify ways in which oral, print and other media texts from diverse cultures and communities explore similar ideas

Lessons

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Media Kids

Violence in Sports

What’s in a Word?

Put Downs

The Anatomy of Cool

Stereotyping and Bias

The Constructed World of TV Families

Comic Book Characters

Avatars and Body Image

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Pathways and Addresses

Understanding the Internet: Build Understanding

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity