Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 3

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 3 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Comprehend and Respond

Overall Expectations

Comprehend and respond to a variety of grade-level texts (including contemporary and traditional visual, oral, written, and multimedia) that address:

  • identity (e.g., Spreading My Wings)
  • community (e.g., Hand in Hand)
  • social responsibility (e.g., All Together) and make comparison with personal experiences.

View and respond to grade-appropriate visual and multimedia texts (including videos, cartoons, illustrations, diagrams, charts, maps, and posters) explaining reactions and connections as well as visual features that convey humour, emotion, and mood

Specific Expectations

  • View, listen to, read, and respond to a variety of texts that reflect the issues related to identity, community, and social responsibility and connect to personal experiences, other texts, and other areas of study.
  • Describe similarities between experiences and traditions encountered in daily life and those portrayed in various texts including First Nations and Métis texts.
  • Recognize the range of cultures, human behaviours, experiences, emotions, and ideas conveyed through literary texts including First Nations and Métis texts.
  • Determine main ideas in visual and multimedia texts including safe websites designed for children (including First Nations and Métis resources).
  • Select and use appropriate strategies (before, during, and after) to construct and confirm meaning when viewing.
  • Understand and apply the suitable pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other cues and conventions to construct and confirm meaning when viewing.
  • Identify design, layout, and other features (e.g., colour, bold typeface, and sound effects) that help to understand grade-appropriate visual and multimedia texts (including First Nations and Métis resources).
  • Describe perspectives or messages promoted by particular visual depictions in a film/video/DVD or magazine article.


Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting and Discussion Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Humour on Television

Looking at Food Advertising

Sheroes and Heroes

Teaching TV: Critically Evaluating TV

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Can You Spot the Ad?

So Many Choices!

Representing Ourselves Online

Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Internet Time Capsule

Rules of the Game