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.

Speaking and Listening

Overall Expectations

GCO 1: Students will be expected to speak and listen to explore, extend, clarify, and reflect on their thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences.

Specific Expectations

1.1 reflect upon the contribution of others’ ideas during discussion

1.2 ask questions of others for clarification

1.3 respond to questions to provide accuracy, relevancy, and validity

1.4 express a point of view and support it with personal examples and evidence from various sources

1.5 use active listening skills to interpret main ideas and the relevancy of supporting details

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Cinema Cops

Deconstructing Web Pages

Freedom to Smoke

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism: Radio News

Scientific Detectives

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Television News

The Price of Happiness

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Video Games

Overall Expectations

GCO 3: Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose.

3.2 express ideas and opinions in a manner that reflects sensitivity and shows respect to others

3.3 recognize that values and attitudes such as bias, beliefs, and prejudice can be reflected in oral language

3.4 examine how oral language can be used to influence and manipulate

MediaSmarts Resources

Allies and Aliens

Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Values

Bias and Crime in Media

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Put Downs

Stereotyping and Bias

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Reading and Viewing

Overall Expectations

GCO 4: Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual text.

Specific Expectations

4.1 identify and select texts that meet their needs and interests

4.2 explain how authors use text features to create meaning and achieve different purposes

4.3 use a variety of reading and viewing processes and strategies to construct meaning from texts

4.4 assess personal processes and strategies for reading and viewing various texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Cinema Cops

Deconstructing Web Pages

Freedom to Smoke

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism: Radio News

Scientific Detectives

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Television News

The True Story

Thinking about Hate

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Video Games

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Overall Expectations

GCO 5: Students will be expected to interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.

Specific Expectations

5.1 identify relevant or interesting topics for further inquiry

5.2 evaluate the reliability of information from various sources

5.3 compare information from a variety of sources

5.4 use effective inquiry approaches and strategies

MediaSmarts Resources

Deconstructing Web Pages

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

I heard it ‘round the Internet: Sexual health education and authenticating online information

Taming the Wild Wiki

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Overall Expectations

GCO 6: Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.

Specific Expectations

6.1 use examples and supporting ideas to explain personal responses to texts

6.2 explain personal points of view about texts using relevant evidence from the text(s)

MediaSmarts Resources

Do You Believe This Camel?

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Female Action Heroes

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Images of Learning

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Thinking Like a Citizen

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Overall Expectations

GCO 7: Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form and genre

Specific Expectations

7.1 recognize that texts can be biased

7.2 question a text’s language, form and genre

7.3 recognize the tools text creators use to achieve different purposes

7.4 describe the impact that text form, content and structure have on meaning

7.5 demonstrate an awareness that values and personal experiences influence understanding of and critical responses to texts

7.6 describe the portrayal of culture and reality in texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Allies and Aliens

Bias and Crime in Media

Cinema Cops

Cop Shows

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Learning Gender Stereotypes

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

Stereotyping and Bias

Television News

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

Writing and Representing

Overall Expectations

GCO 8: 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.

Specific Expectations

8.1 experiment with a variety of strategies as language learners

8.2 use writing and representing to extend, explore, and reflect on ideas, values, and attitudes

8.3 assess strategies that help them learn and describe their personal growth as language learners

8.4 integrate stylistic effects in writing and representing to create interest

MediaSmarts Resources

Buy Nothing Day

Cop Shows

Creating A Youth Consumer Magazine

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Selling Tobacco

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Girl in the Mirror

Video Games

What’s in a Word?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Overall Expectations

GCO 9: Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes.

Specific Expectations

9.1 create a range of texts

9.2 experiment with a variety of writing and representing forms and styles to suit purpose(s) and intended audience(s)

9.3 use appropriate feedback to inform future work

MediaSmarts Resources

Buy Nothing Day

Cop Shows

Creating A Youth Consumer Magazine

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Selling Tobacco

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness

Video Games

Watching the Elections

What’s in a Word?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Overall Expectations

GCO 10: Students will be expected to use a range of strategies to develop effective writing and representing and to enhance their clarity, precision, and effectiveness.

Specific Expectations

10.1 choose writing and representing strategies that help create a variety of texts

10.2 use the conventions of written language

10.3 use various technologies in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences

10.4 demonstrate a commitment to the processes involved in creating texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol Myths

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Creating A Youth Consumer Magazine

Do You Believe This Camel?

Elections and the Media

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Privacy and Internet Life: Lesson Plan for Intermediate Classrooms

Put Your Best Face Forward

Selling Tobacco

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

That’s Not Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness

Tobacco Labels

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Watching the Elections

What’s in a Word?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Writing a Newspaper Article