Students will be able to communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically.
Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts.
Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.
Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre.
Students will be expected to:
- answer, with assistance, their own questions and those of others by seeking information from a variety of texts
- identify their own personal and learning needs for information
- generate their own questions as a guide for research
- use a range of print and non-print materials to meet their needs
- use basic reference materials and a database or electronic search
- reflect on their own research process
- express and explain opinions about texts and types of texts, and the work of authors and illustrators, demonstrating an increasing awareness of the reasons for their opinions
- question information presented in print and visual texts
- use a personal knowledge base as a frame of reference
- identify some different types of print and media texts
- recognize some of their language conventions and text characteristics
- recognize that these conventions and characteristics help them understand what they read and view
- respond critically to texts
- formulate questions as well as understandings
- identify the point of view in a text and demonstrate an awareness of whose voices/positions are and are not being expressed
- discuss the text from the perspective of their own realities and experiences
- identify instances of prejudice, bias, and stereotyping
- create written and media texts using a variety of forms
- experiment with a combination of writing with other media to increase the impact of their presentations
- experiment with technology in writing and other forms of representing
- use a tape recorder to tape dramatic presentations, readings of published work, and retellings
- use a simple word processing program to draft, revise, edit, and publish
- use a drawing program (computer software)
- with assistance, use a database, CD-ROM, and the Internet as resources for finding information (prewriting strategy)
- with assistance use the Internet to communicate
Comparing Real Families to TV Families
Favourite Sports and Athletes
Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence
Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen
Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script
Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?
Internet Time Capsule
Can You Spot the Ad?
Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives
Representing Ourselves Online
Rules of the Game
So Many Choices!
Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online
Healthy Food Web