Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Grade 8 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

General Outcome 1: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to access and explore prior knowledge and experiences of self and others

Specific Expectations

Listen critically and discuss the differences in interpretations and understandings

Pursue personal interest in specific genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers, and film makers, including seeking recommendations from others

Reflect on prior knowledge and experiences, and structure and restructure ideas and information in meaningful ways, in order to clarify, extend and revise understandings

Summarize, explain, and represent personal viewpoints in clear and purposeful ways

MediaSmarts Resources

Cop Shows

Hate or Debate

Image Gap

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

Put Downs

Television News

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Writing a Newspaper Article

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

General Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts, through a process

Specific Expectations

Make and explain connections between previous experiences, prior knowledge and texts (oral, print, and other media)

Select and/or adapt and use appropriate comprehension strategies to construct, revise, and explain understanding of texts (oral, print, and other media)

Use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning within and across texts (oral, print, and other media)

Explain how vocabulary, language structure, and context help readers construct meaning of oral, print, and other media texts

Explore a variety of oral, print, and other media text

Respond to oral, print, and other media texts creatively and critically

Identify and compare ideas, points of view, and bias, in and across texts

Examine the relationship between genres/forms and audience/purpose in texts (oral, print, and other media)

Compare how techniques and elements are used in texts (oral, print, and other media)

MediaSmarts Resources

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Television News

Tobacco Labels

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

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

General Outcome 3: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to plan and focus an inquiry or research and interpret and analyze information and ideas, through a process

Specific Expectations

Identify prior knowledge of, and prior experiences and issues related to, a topic to choose a focus for own and group inquiry

Develop broad and specific questions to establish a purpose for seeking information on a topic in own and group inquiry

Create and/or adapt and reflect on a plan to collect, record, and synthesize information in own and group inquiry

Identify relevant primary and secondary sources to answer inquiry or research question

Develop and use criteria to evaluate usefulness and reliability of, and perspectives within, sources

Use text features and reference tools to identify relevant information

Select and use strategies to understand and relate information in texts (oral, print, and other media)

Record key ideas and details; cite sources appropriately

Explain relevance, importance, perspectives, and gaps in information within and across sources

Incorporate new information with prior knowledge, and adjust inquiry to reflect changing perspectives

Lessons

Deconstructing Web Pages

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

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Games

Click if You Agree

Passport to the Internet (licensed resource)

 

General Outcome 4: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to clarify and enhance oral, written, and visual forms of communication, through a process

Specific Expectations

Generate ideas and develop a topic using a variety of strategies

Demonstrate understanding of elements of texts when creating oral, print, and other media texts

Present and/or publish texts (oral, print, and other media)

 

 

 

MediaSmarts Resources

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

Elections and the Media

Winning the Cyber Security Game

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Cop Shows

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Put Downs

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Tobacco Labels

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Alcohol Myths

Taming the Wild Wiki

The Girl in the Mirror

Thinking Like a Citizen

Video Games

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Selling Tobacco

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

The Price of Happiness

Watching the Elections

Put Your Best Face Forward

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds 

General Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to celebrate and build community within the home, school, workplace and wider society

Specific Expectations

Make decisions collaboratively to modify or create group processes for specific purposes in order to work in a variety of partnerships and groups

Compare personal reactions to, and ways of thinking about, a variety of experiences and texts (oral, print, and other media) with those of others

Identify and describe social issues related to diversity

 

 

 

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Bias and Crime in Media

Cinema Cops

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Scapegoating and Othering

Thinking about Hate

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 Games

Allies and Aliens

Passport to the Internet (licensed resource)