Outcome Chart - Newfoundland and Labrador - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Newfoundland and Labrador English Language Arts curriculum, Grade 7, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Reading and Viewing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies
  • respond personally to a range of texts
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
  • identify text features to consider how they help to create meaning
  • practice using text features to construct meaning, enhance fluency and understand increasingly complex texts
  • identify and use a variety of reading and viewing processes and strategies (predicting, connecting, questioning, inferring, etc.) to construct meaning from texts
  • assess personal processes and strategies for reading and viewing various texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
  • identify relevant or interesting topics and questions for further study
  • recognize the need for a variety of reliable information to meet learning needs
  • locate and select information from a variety of print and non-print sources
  • experiment with a variety of approaches and strategies for conducting research
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre
  • recognize that texts can be biased
  • begin to question the relevance and reliability of texts
  • begin to recognize the tools authors use to achieve different purposes, such as organization of information, language choice, use of time, imagery, etc.
  • describe the impact that text form, content and structure have on meaning
  • demonstrate an awareness that values and personal experiences influence understanding of and critical responses to texts

Lessons

Comic Book Characters

Deconstructing Web Pages

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Stereotyping and Bias

Taming the Wild Wiki

Thinking About Hate

Truth or Money

What’s in a Word?

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 Games

Allies and Aliens

Click if You Agree

Jo Fool or Jo Cool

Passport to the Internet (Licensed Resource)

Writing and Representing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations
  • create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

Specific Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • use writing and representating to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations
  • create a range of texts

Lessons

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Violence and Video Games

News Journalism: Lesson One

Privacy and Internet Life

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television News : Lesson Four

Violence in Sports

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