Outcome Chart - Newfoundland and Labrador - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Newfoundland and Labrador English Language Arts curriculum, Grade 8, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Reading and Viewing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies
  • respond personally to a range of texts
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • explain how authors use text features to create meaning and achieve different purposes
  • use a variety of reading and viewing processes and strategies to construct meaning from texts
  • assess personal processes and strategies for reading and viewing various texts
  • identify relevant or interesting topics and questions for further study
  • evaluate the reliability of information from various sources
  • compare information from a variety of sources
  • use effective research approaches
  • explain their personal points of view about texts using relevant evidence from the text(s)
  • recognize that texts can be biased
  • question a text’s language, form and genre
  • recognize the tools authors use to achieve different purposes
  • explain the impact that text form, content and structure have on meaning
  • demonstrate an awareness that values and personal experiences influence understanding of and critical responses to texts
  • describe the portrayal of culture and reality in texts

Lessons

Celebrities and World Issues

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Deconstructing Web Pages

Female Action Heroes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

How to Analyze the News

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Taming the Wild Wiki

Truth or Money

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

What’s in a Word?

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 Games

Allies and Aliens

Click if You Agree

Jo Fool or Jo Cool

Passport to the Internet (Licensed Resource)

Writing and Representing

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • use writing and other forms of representation to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations
  • create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

Specific Expectations

Students will be expected to:

  • use writing and representing to explore, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and learnings; and to use their imaginations
  • create a range of texts

Lessons

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Violence and Video Games

News Journalism: Lesson One

Privacy and Internet Life

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television News : Lesson Four

Violence in Sports

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