Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Manitoba, Grade 7 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

  • use exploratory language to discuss and record a variety of opinions and conclusions
  • explore oral, print and other media texts recommended by peers

Clarify and Extend

  • recognize the value of connecting prior and new knowledge and experiences to shape and extend understanding
  • summarize and represent personal viewpoints in clear and meaningful ways
  • ask specific and focused questions for elaboration and clarification; engage in dialogue about experiences and understanding

Lessons

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Cinema Cops

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Female Action Heroes

Freedom to Smoke

Gender Stereotypes and Body Image

Gender and Tobacco

Images of Learning: Elementary

Violence and Video Games

Media Kids

Privacy and Internet Life

Scientific Detectives

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The Girl in the Mirror

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

Video Production of a Newscast

Video Games

What’s in a Word?

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick!

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

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 comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts

Use Strategies and Cues

  • explain connections between previous experiences, prior knowledge and a variety of texts
  • use comprehension strategies appropriate to the type of text and purpose
  • use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning and interpret texts

Respond to Texts

  • experience texts from a variety of genres and cultural traditions; discuss likes and dislikes for a variety of texts
  • compare own with others’ understanding of people, cultural traditions, and values portrayed in a variety of oral, print, and other media texts
  • identify language and visual images that create mood and evoke emotion in a variety of oral, print, and other media texts

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • explain preferences for particular genres of oral, print and other media texts
  • examine techniques of plot development [such as narrative hooks, conflict, resolution, surprise…] and of persuasion [such as testimonials, emotional appeals, bandwagon effects…] in oral, print, and other media texts
  • recognize uses and abuses of slang, colloquialism, and jargon
  • identify surprising and playful uses of language in oral, literary and media texts; explain ways in which figures of speech convey meaning
  • create original texts [such as cartoon sequences, dialogues, short stories, letters, video presentations…] to communicate and demonstrate understanding of forms and techniques

Create Original Text [such as paintings and drawings, dramatizations, oral stories…] to

  • communicate and demonstrate understanding of forms and techniques

Lessons

The Broadcast Project

Selling Obesity

Scientific Detectives

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Images of Learning: Elementary

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

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

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

The True Story

Gender and Tobacco

Bias

Video Games

Violence and Video Games

Comic Book Characters

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Stereotyping and Bias: The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

Cop Shows

Writing a Newspaper Article

Video Production of a Newscast

Freedom to Smoke

Tobacco Labels

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

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

Privacy and Internet Life

The Girl in the Mirror

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

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

Select and Process

  • determine literal and implied meaning of oral, print and other media texts using a variety of strategies and cues [such as headings, subheadings, topic sentences, summaries, camera angles, staging and pacing, screening out irrelevant information…]

Lessons

Scientific Detectives

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

The Target is You!: Alcohol Advertising Quiz

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7–9

Freedom to Smoke

The True Story

Truth or Money

Selling Obesity

Deconstructing Web Pages

Allies and Aliens: Interactive Module on Online Hate

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Bias

Video Games

Comic Book Characters

Put Your Best Face Forward

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 enhance the clarity and artistry of communication

Generate and Focus

  • consider form and audience when generating ideas and focusing a topic select and compose using specific forms that serve various audiences and purposes identify and use appropriate organizational patterns in own oral, written and visual texts

Lessons

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Alcohol Myths

Scientific Detectives

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Video Production of a Newscast

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick!

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Privacy and Internet Life

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to celebrate and build community

Develop and Celebrate Community

  • compare ways in which oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultures explore similar ideas compare the choices and behaviours or individuals presented in oral, print and other media texts with personal choices, values and behaviours

Teaching Units

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning: Elementary

Media Kids

Comic Book Characters

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Cop Shows

Put Your Best Face Forward