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.
- 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
- make personal connections to texts and describe, share, and discuss their reactions and emotions
- 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
- 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
Girls and Boys on Television
Humour on Television
Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?
Villains, Heroes and Heroines
Violence in Sports
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
CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs