Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - English Language Arts 1-3

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 critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

By the end of grade 3, students will be expected to:

  • describe, share, and discuss thoughts, feelings, and experiences and consider others’ ideas.
  • express and explain opinions and respond to the questions and reactions of others
  • answer, with assistance, their own questions and those of others by seeking information from a variety of texts
    • generate their own questions as a guide for research
    • identify their own personal and learning needs for
    • information
    • reflect on their own research process
    • use a range of print and non-print materials to meet their needs
    • use basic reference materials and a database or electronic search
  • express and explain opinions about texts and types of texts, and the work of authors and illustrators, demonstrating an increasing awareness of the reasons for their opinions.
    • identify some different types of print and media texts
    • recognize some of their language conventions and text characteristics
    • recognize that these conventions and characteristics help them understand what they read and view.
  • make personal connections to texts and describe, share, and discuss their reactions and emotions.
  • question information presented in print and visual texts
    • use a personal knowledge base as a frame of reference.
    • respond critically to texts
    • discuss the text from the perspectives of their own realities and experiences.
    • formulate questions as well as understandings.
    • identify instances of prejudice, bias, and stereotyping.
    • identify the point of view in a text and demonstrate awareness of whose voices/positions are and are not being expressed

Lessons that meet Grades 1-3 expectations

Comparing Real Families to TV Families

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Favourite Sports and Athletes

Girls and Boys on Television

Humour on Television

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Prejudice and Body Image

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Violence in Sports

Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online

Internet Time Capsule

Can You Spot the Ad?

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

So Many Choices!

Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web

Educational Games

Co-Co’s Adversmarts