Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts Grade 2

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 2, 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

Express thoughts, feelings, opinions, and preferences in relation to text

Develop an understanding of self, others, and the world though exploration and play

Develop and use a variety of reading strategies to make meaning from multiple types of text and build independence as a reader

Develop and use critical thinking skills to make meaning from multiple types of text

Engage actively as listeners and readers to make meaning and develop thinking and comprehension

Explore stories from a variety of cultures, including Aboriginal cultures, to gain an appreciation of identity, family, and community

Recognize that authors write to communicate ideas, thoughts, feelings, and information for specific audiences and purposes

Draw on prior experience and knowledge to make connections

MediaSmarts Resources

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Can You Spot the Ad?

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

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

Healthy Food Web

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

So Many Choices!

TV Stereotypes

Creating and Communicating

Express thoughts, feelings, opinions, and ideas through oral, written and visual presentations and contribute as a member of a classroom community

Use the writing process to create written forms

Exchange ideas, emotions, and perspectives to build shared understanding

Use a variety of communication forms according to audience and purpose

Create a variety of texts to deepen understanding of self, family, and community

Use language in playful ways to develop style, voice, artistry, and point of view

Recognize and use conventions of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Healthy Food Web

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

So Many Choices!

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

TV Stereotypes

Content

Students will know and understand the following Content:

a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts and genres including informational, personal, narrative, and imaginative text

texts from a variety of cultures, including those of Canadian and Aboriginal origin

texts matched to their reading level

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

literary elements and devices

language structures, conventions, and features including print awareness, concept of print, phonemic awareness, and phonological awareness

the writing process to enhance communication

concepts of print and conventions of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Can You Spot the Ad?

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Favourite Sports and Athletes

Looking at Food Advertising

So Many Choices!