Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - English Language Arts 4-6

Overall Expectations

  • communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically
  • 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

demonstrate an understanding that particular forms of writing and other ways of representing require the use of specific features, structures, and patterns

compare their own thoughts and beliefs to those of others

consider information from alternative perspectives

use technology with increasing proficiency to create, revise, edit, and publish texts

use a range of reference texts and a data base or an electronic search to facilitate the selection process with increasing independence, answer their own questions and those of others by selecting relevant information from a variety of texts

Lessons that meet Grades 4-6 expectations

Advertising All Around Us

Comic Book Characters

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Cop Shows

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Elections and the Media

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Female Action Heroes

Freedom to Smoke

Girls and Boys on Television

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

Gender and Tobacco

How to Analyze the News

Humour on Television

Image Gap

Images of Learning

Introduction to Ethics: Avatars and Identity

Introducing TV Families

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 4: Interpreting Media Messages

Looks Good Enough to Eat

Looking at Food Advertising

Media Kids

Mirror Image

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Prejudice and Body Image

Put Downs

Reporter For a Day

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

The Anatomy of Cool

The Constructed World of Television Families

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

The True Story

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company: Grades 4-6

Tobacco Labels

Truth or Money

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

TV Stereotypes

Video Production of a Newscast

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Violence in Sports

What’s in a Word?

Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports

Winning the Cyber Security Game

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

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: Communication and Social Media

Educational Games

Data Defenders

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet

A Day in the Life of the Jos