Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts 6

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 6 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Curricular Competencies

Students will be able to develop the following curricular competencies using oral, written, visual, and digital texts.

Comprehending and Connecting

Apply a variety of reading and critical thinking strategies to increase comprehension and construct meaning

Engage actively as readers and listeners to construct meaning, deepen thinking and comprehension, and promote inquiry

Read, view, and listen to a variety of text types and genres, including those of Aboriginal origin

Make meaningful personal connections with a variety of texts to increase understanding of self and others

Recognize and appreciate the power and beauty of language

Appreciate the universal importance of story in Aboriginal, Canadian, and other cultures

Consider multiple perspectives, voices, values, beliefs, and bias in texts from a variety of cultures, including Aboriginal ones

Examine texts that are representative of various social and historical contexts

Compare ideas and information in a variety of texts and genres to increase understanding and promote inquiry

Examine the ways in which people manipulate language for specific purposes, including to evoke emotional responses

Think critically about the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of information

Understand how literary elements, devices, and language features enhance meaning

Support thinking using relevant evidence, personal connections, and background knowledge

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising All Around Us

Avatars and Body Image

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Earth Day: Maps as Media

Female Action Heroes

Freedom to Smoke

Girls and Boys on Television

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning

Junk Food Jungle

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Media Kids

Media literacy key concepts Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Media literacy key concepts lesson 6: Each medium is a unique aesthetic form

Mirror Image

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Prejudice and Body Image

Put Downs

Stay on the Path Lesson Four: Scavenger Hunt

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

Stay on the Path Lesson Three: Treasure Maps

Stay on the Path Lesson Two: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

What’s in a Word?

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet

Creating and Communicating

Explore and express ideas, opinions, and perspectives to communicate clearly through oral language

Use the writing process to improve clarity

Create a variety of personal, informational, and imaginative texts according to purpose and audience

Use language creatively to express ideas, evoke emotion, and create impact

Experiment with point of view, voice, and tone to suit the purpose and audience in oral and written communication

Use literary devices and techniques to create meaning and achieve purpose

Apply the conventions of language to clarify meaning in written and oral communication

Develop and defend an opinion or point of view with supporting evidence

Assess, adjust, and manipulate language to clarify meaning, create voice, and develop style and artistry

Compare ideas encountered in a variety of texts and genres

Understand the ways in which language changes and evolves

MediaSmarts Resources

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

Avatars and Body Image

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Do You Believe This Camel?

Earth Day: Maps as Media

Elections and the Media

Female Action Heroes

Game Time

Images of Learning

Introduction to Ethics: Avatars and Identity

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Media Kids

Media literacy key concepts lesson 6: Each medium is a unique aesthetic form

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Prejudice and Body Image

Put Downs

Reporter For a Day

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Understanding the Internet Lesson 1: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media

Violence in Sports

What’s in a Word?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Winning the Cyber Security Game

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Content

Students will know and understand the following Content:

a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, including those of Canadian and Aboriginal origin

a variety of text genres including informational, personal, narrative, and imaginative

reading and metacognitive strategies before, during, and after reading to improve understanding and thinking

the impact of literary elements and devices

the writing process to enhance communication

a variety of communication forms including oral, written, visual, and digital

the use of language to create a sense of voice and style

the structure, features, forms, conventions, and origins of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising All Around Us

Freedom to Smoke

Junk Food Jungle

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Mirror Image

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Scientific Detectives

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

What’s in a Word?

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick