Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 6

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 6 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

In the elementary curriculum in Saskatchewan, learning objectives for media studies are included as a category within the supporting domain, Oracy and Literacy: Media. Media-related objectives can also be found within Speaking and Listening, Reading and Response to Literature, Writing, Educational Drama, Research and Presentation and Computer Applications.

Comprehend and Respond

Overall Expectations

Students will extend their abilities to view, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a range of contemporary and traditional grade-level texts from First Nations, Métis, and other cultures in a variety of forms (oral, print, and other texts) for a variety of purposes including for learning, interest, and enjoyment.

Specific Expectations

  • View and demonstrate comprehension and interpretation of visual and multimedia texts with specific features (e.g., circle graphs) and complex ideas including the visual components of media such as magazines, newspapers, websites, reference books, graphic novels, broadcast media, videos and promotional materials.
  • View critically to understand and analyze opinions and messages presented in visual and multimedia texts.
  • Identify how a visual or multimedia (including digital) text was constructed, shaped, and produced.
  • Analyze and evaluate what was seen in visual and multimedia (including digital) texts considering elements, techniques, and overall effect.


Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

Activity Two: Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

Advertising All Around Us

Comic Book Characters

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Cop Shows

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Female Action Heroes

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Gender Stereotypes and Body Image

“He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports

How to Analyze the News

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising: Interpreting Media Messages

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Media Kids

News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum

Packaging Tricks

Passport to the Internet - Overview (Licensed resource)

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Teaching TV: Critically Evaluating TV

Teaching TV: Enjoying Television

Teaching TV: Learning With Television

Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller

The Constructed World of Television Families

Thinking About Television and Movies

TV Stereotypes

Media Minute Introduction: What is media anyway?

Media Minute Lesson 2: Media are constructions

Avatars and Body Image

Pay for Play

Data Defenders

Compose and Create

Overall Expectations

Students will extend their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representation to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Specific Expectations

  • Create various visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts that explore identity (e.g., Exploring Thoughts, Feelings, and Ideas), social responsibility (e.g., Taking Action), and efficacy (e.g., Building a Better World).
  • Create a variety of visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts including personal narratives, responses or reactions to texts, stories, reports, articles, instructions, explanations, opinions, letters, illustrations, diagrams, leaflets, stories, poems, storyboards, cartoons, and skits or short view scripts.


Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Reporter For a Day

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

Teaching TV: Television Techniques

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

Game Time

Understanding the Internet: Using the Internet

Understanding the Internet: Communication and Social Media

Introduction to Cyberbullying: Avatars and Identity