Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 8 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 critically and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of visual and multimedia texts including videos, television broadcasts, informational presentations, dramatic presentations, websites, and news programs to locate and interpret key messages and details, to develop conclusions, opinions, and understanding, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the text.
  • Demonstrate the behaviours of an effective and active viewer including formulating questions before viewing; viewing attentively; relating text to self, text to other texts, and text to world; recognizing main ideas and underlying messages and values; recognizing how images and other elements (e.g., data displays) are capturing and holding attention; identifying the impact the text is having on self; reflecting and reviewing in light of purpose.
  • Demonstrate ability to navigate and process information when viewing websites, films, videos, and presentations.
  • Identify the different techniques (including data displays) used in different media works (including digital) to impact viewers.
  • Identify creative uses of language in visual and multimedia texts including those associated with popular culture (e.g., animation, video, computer games).
  • Compare how various forms of media (e.g., newspaper, radio, e.g TV, and Internet) cover the same topic.

Lessons

Activity One: Looking Through the Lenses

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

Activity Three: Adjusting the Focus

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

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

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

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

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

Scapegoating and Othering

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Television Broadcast Ratings

The Price of Happiness

Thinking About Hate

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

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online: Our Values and Ethics

That’s Not Cool

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 various visual, oral, written, and multimedia (including digital) texts that explore identity (e.g., Telling One’s Life Story), social responsibility (e.g., Examining the Influence of Popular Culture), and efficacy (e.g., Creating Turning Points).
  • Create and present a variety of visual and multimedia presentations including an illustrated report, a role play that ends with a tableau, a dramatization, presentation software, a newscast with adequate detail, clarity, and organization to explain (e.g., an important concept), to persuade (e.g., an opinion on an issue, a mini-debate), and to entertain (e.g., a humourous incident).
  • Choose appropriate medium/media to fully explore and extend ideas.
  • Choose appropriate technology (including digital) to represent understanding and enhance communication.

Lessons

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Hate 2.0

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

You Be the Editor

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

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