Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts 9

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 9 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Curricular Competencies

Students will be able to develop the following curricular competencies using oral, written, visual, and digital texts.

Comprehending and Connecting

Identify and use reading strategies to increase comprehension

Make meaningful personal connections with ideas presented in a variety of texts to increase understanding of self and others

Engage actively as readers and listeners to construct meaning, deepen thinking and comprehension, and promote inquiry

Critically engage with text to appreciate the power and beauty of language

Appreciate the universal importance of story in Aboriginal and other cultures

Examine text in relation to social, historical, and cultural contexts

Demonstrate an understanding of how story supports the well-being of the self, the family, and the community in Aboriginal and other cultures

Analyze text to identify and appreciate values, beliefs, voice, bias, and perspectives in Aboriginal and other cultures

Examine ideas or information presented in a variety of texts to increase understanding

Analyze the ways language can be manipulated for specific purposes including ways to evoke emotional responses

Analyzing the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of information

Recognize literary elements, devices, and language features to interpret, analyze, and evaluate text

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol on the Web

Authentication Beyond the Classroom

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Deconstructing Web Pages

Diversity and Media Ownership

Exposing Gender Stereotypes

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

Gambling in the Media

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

How to Analyze the News

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

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Images of Learning

Individuality vs. Conformity

Kellogg Special K Ads

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Popular Music and Music Videos

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Scapegoating and Othering

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television News

The Front Page

The Girl in the Mirror

The Impact of Gender Stereotypes

Thinking about Hate

Tobacco Labels

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Unpacking Privilege

Video Games

Viewing a Crime Drama

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

Licensed Resources

MyWorld

Creating and Communicating

Use oral language to explore and express ideas, communicate clearly, and evoke emotion

Use the stages of the writing process to improve clarity

Present ideas and information and adjust point of view, voice, and tone for a variety of purposes

Apply the conventions of language to clarify meaning in written and oral communication

Refine form and structure according to purpose, audience, and context

Assess and adjust communication to improve its clarity, effectiveness, and impact

Manipulate language to refine meaning, create voice, develop style, and create artistry

Develop and defend a position with supporting evidence

Create a variety of texts to communicate ideas, create impact, and evoke emotion

Employ stylistic and rhetorical devices to create meaning and achieve purpose

Synthesize ideas encountered within and between various text forms

Understand the ways in which language changes and evolves

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol Myths

Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Dealing with Digital Stress

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

First Person

First, Do No Harm: Being an Active Witness to Cyberbullying

Gambling in the Media

Images of Learning

Individuality vs. Conformity

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Miscast and Seldom Seen

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Online Relationships: Respect and Consent

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Scripting a Crime Drama

Secure Comics

Selling Tobacco

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Citizen Reporter

The Girl in the Mirror

The Price of Happiness

The Privacy Dilemma: Lesson Plan for Senior Classrooms

Thinking Like a Citizen

Thinking Like a Tobacco Company

Tobacco Labels

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Video Games

Video Production of a Newscast

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

Writing a Newspaper Article

Content

Students will know and understand the following Content:

a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types, including those of Canadian and Aboriginal origin

a variety of text genres including informational, personal, narrative, and imaginative

reading and metacognitive strategies before, during, and after reading to improve understanding and thinking

the impact of literary elements and devices

the writing process to enhance communication

the purpose and impact of a variety of communication forms

the structure, features, forms, conventions, and origins of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol on the Web

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Camera Shots

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Deconstructing Web Pages

Fact Versus Opinion

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate or Debate

Kellogg Special K Ads

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

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

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Radio News

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Popular Music and Music Videos

Scapegoating and Othering

Scripting a Crime Drama

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Television News

The Front Page

Thinking about Hate

Video Games

Viewing a Crime Drama

Watching the Elections