Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English Language Arts Grade 6

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 respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form, and genre.

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • detect examples of prejudice, stereotyping, or bias in oral language; recognize their negative effect on individuals and cultures; and attempt to use bias-free language
  • recognize that facts can be presented to suit an author’s purpose and point of view
    • consider information from alternative perspectives
  • identify the conventions and structure of a variety of print and media texts and genres
  • respond critically to texts by
    • applying a growing range of strategies to analyze and evaluate a text
    • demonstrate growing awareness that all texts reflect a purpose and a perspective
    • recognizing when language is being used to manipulate, persuade, or control them
    • detecting prejudice, stereotyping, and bias
  • create written and media texts using an increasing variety of forms
    • demonstrate understanding that particular forms require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns

Lessons that meet Grade 6 expectations

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Female Action Heroes

Girls and Boys on Television

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning

Jo Cool or Jo Fool

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

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

Truth or Money

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Violence in Sports

What’s in a Word?

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

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

Media Minute Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

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