Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English Language Arts Grade 4

Overall Expectations

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 use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and media products to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • identify examples of prejudice and stereotyping in oral language, and use language that shows respect for all people
  • answer, with assistance, their own and others’ questions by seeking information from a variety of texts
  • use a range of reference texts and a database or an electronic search to facilitate the selection process
  • respond critically to texts by
  • asking questions and formulating understandings
  • discussing texts from the perspective of their own experiences
  • identifying instances where language is being used, not only to entertain, but to manipulate, persuade, or control them
  • identifying instances of prejudice and stereotyping
  • create written and media texts, collaboratively and independently, in different modes (expressive, transactional, and poetic) and in a variety of forms

Lessons that meet Grade 4 expectations

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

Junk Food Jungle

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Media Kids

Reporter For a Day

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Violence in Sports

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

Stay on the Path Lesson Two: All That Glitters is Not Gold

Stay on the Path Lesson Three: Treasure Maps

Stay on the Path Lesson Four: Scavenger Hunt

Avatars and Body Image

Pay for Play

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity

Educational Games

CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs

Data Defenders

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet