Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 7 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

Comic Book Characters

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Cinema Cops

Cop Shows

Deconstructing Web Pages

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

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

Violence and Video Games

Looking at Newspapers: Introduction

Media Kids

News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum

News Journalism Across the Media: Introduction

News Journalism: Lesson One

News Journalism: Lesson Two

News Journalism: Lesson Three

Packaging Tricks

Passport to the Internet - Overview (Licensed resource)

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Television Broadcast Ratings

Taking Charge of TV Violence

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media Minute Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media Minute Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Put Your Best Face Forward

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

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 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

Writing a Newspaper Article

Video Production of a Newscast

Media Minute Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Cyberbullying and the Law

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

Put Your Best Face Forward

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students