Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 8 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

Identify and use reading strategies to increase comprehension

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

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

Critically engage with text to appreciate the power and beauty of language

Appreciate the universal importance of story in Aboriginal and other cultures

Examine text in relation to social, historical, and cultural contexts

Demonstrate an understanding of how story supports the well-being of the self, the family, and the community in Aboriginal and other cultures

Analyze text to identify and appreciate values, beliefs, voice, bias, and perspectives in Aboriginal and other cultures

Examine ideas or information presented in a variety of texts to increase understanding

Analyze the ways language can be manipulated for specific purposes including ways to evoke emotional responses

Analyzing the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of information

Recognize literary elements, devices, and language features to interpret, analyze, and evaluate text

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Deconstructing Web Pages

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

How to Analyze the News

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Put Your Best Face Forward

Scapegoating and Othering

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Tobacco Labels

Unpacking Privilege

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Watching the Elections

You Be the Editor

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet

Creating and Communicating

Use oral language to explore and express ideas, communicate clearly, and evoke emotion

Use the stages of the writing process to improve clarity

Present ideas and information and adjust point of view, voice, and tone for a variety of purposes

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

Refine form and structure according to purpose, audience, and context

Assess and adjust communication to improve its clarity, effectiveness, and impact

Manipulate language to refine meaning, create voice, develop style, and create artistry

Develop and defend a position with supporting evidence

Create a variety of texts to communicate ideas, create impact, and evoke emotion

Employ stylistic and rhetorical devices to create meaning and achieve purpose

Synthesize ideas encountered within and between various text forms

Understand the ways in which language changes and evolves

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol Myths

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Privacy and Internet Life: Lesson Plan for Intermediate Classrooms

Put Your Best Face Forward

Selling Tobacco

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

That’s Not Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Watching the Elections

Writing a Newspaper Article

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

the purpose and impact of a variety of communication forms

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

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Cinema Cops

Deconstructing Web Pages

Freedom to Smoke

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate or Debate

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

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

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism: Radio News

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Passport to the Internet (licensed resource)

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

Scientific Detectives

Selling Obesity

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

Thinking about Hate

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Video Games

Watching the Elections