Outcome Chart - Manitoba - English Language Arts 8

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

  • explore diverse ideas to develop conclusions, opinions, and understanding
  • integrate new understanding with previous viewpoints and interpretations
  • experiment with memorable language to convey personal perceptions, feelings, experiences, thoughts and ideas in various forms
  • pursue personal interest in specific genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers, and filmmakers

Clarify and Extend

  • discuss the importance of reflecting on prior experiences and knowledge to revise conclusions and understanding
  • articulate, represent, and explain personal viewpoints clearly
  • structure and restructure ideas and information in personally meaningful ways to clarify and extend understanding

Lessons

Selling Obesity

Cop Shows

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate?

Images of Learning: Elementary

Comic Book Characters

Video Games

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 7-9

The True Story

Freedom to Smoke

Selling Tobacco

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Bias

Violence and Video Games

Cinema Cops

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Privacy and Internet Life

Scapegoating and Othering

The Girl in the Mirror

Thinking About Hate

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

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

  • make connections between previous experiences, prior knowledge and a variety of texts, and apply them to new contexts
  • use textual cues [such as the structures and elements of specific genres…] to make sense of familiar and unfamiliar texts and remember ideas

Respond to Texts

  • experience texts from a variety of genres [such as magazine articles, diaries, drama, advertisements…] and cultural traditions; compare own interests in a variety of texts to those of others
  • discuss how similar ideas, people, experiences, and traditions are conveyed in a variety of oral, print, and other media texts
  • identify and describe techniques used to create mood in oral, print, and other media texts

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • demonstrate appreciation for the appropriate use of various genres of oral, print, and other media texts according to content, audience, and purpose
  • identify a variety of techniques [such as characterization, word choice, framing, angle…] used to create particular effects or to portray various cultures in oral, print, and other media texts
  • identify creative uses of language in popular culture [such as commercials, advertisements, rock videos…]; explain how imagery and figures of speech create tone and mood in texts

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

  • communicate and demonstrate understanding of forms and meanings

Lessons

Cop Shows

Cinema Cops

Crime in the News

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Female Action Heroes

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate?

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Freedom to Smoke

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Learning Gender Stereotypes

The Impact of Gender Role Stereotypes

Gender and Tobacco

Images of Learning: Elementary

Violence and Video Games

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

Scientific Detectives

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Television Broadcast Ratings

The Broadcast Project

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

The True Story

Thinking About Hate

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Video Production of a Newscast

Video Games

Violence in Sports

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

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

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

  • distinguish between fact and opinion when inquiring or researching using a variety of information sources [such as artifacts, debates, forums, biographies, autobiographies…]
  • develop and use criteria for evaluating information sources for a particular inquiry or research plan
  • construct meaning from oral, print, and other media texts using direct statements, implied meaning, and inferences; adjust reading and viewing rates according to purpose, topic, density of information, and organizational patterns of texts

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

Hate 2.0

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Thinking About Hate

Tip Sheet

How to Search the Internet Effectively

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

  • compose using specific forms [such as biographies, letters to the editor, newspaper articles, audio-visual presentations…] appropriate for content, audience, and purpose
  • identify and use a variety of organizational patterns [such as comparison and contrast, rising action, pyramid structure…] in own oral, written, and visual texts; compose effective introductions and conclusions

Lessons

Cop Shows

Cinema Cops

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Hate 2.0

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

Who’s On First: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Alcohol Myths

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Images of Learning: Elementary

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Privacy and Internet Life

Radio News

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Scientific Detectives

Selling Tobacco

The Broadcast Project

The True Story

Thinking About Hate

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Video Production of a Newscast

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

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

Develop and Celebrate Community

  • express personal reactions to a variety of experiences and texts and compare them with the reactions of others
  • recognize ways in which oral, print, and other media texts capture specific elements of a culture or period in history
  • interpret the choices and motives of individuals presented in oral, print, and other media texts and examine how they relate to self and others

Teaching Units

Bias

Bias in the News

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate?

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Thinking About Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

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