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.
- 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
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
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
Truth or Money
TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?
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
CyberSense and Nonsense: The Second Adventure of the Three CyberPigs
Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)
Passport to the Internet