Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts Grade 3

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 3, 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

Develop a variety of reading strategies and critical thinking skills to increase comprehension and construct meaning

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

Explore a rich variety of texts, including story, to deepen learning and develop a broader understanding of self, family, community, and the world

Appreciate the universal importance of story in Aboriginal and other cultures

Explore the ways language can be manipulated and used for specific purposes and audiences, including to evoke emotional responses

Think critically about ideas and information to deepen, extend, and transform understanding

Consider different perspectives, beliefs and points of view in Aboriginal, Canadian, and other cultural texts

Develop an understanding of how literary elements, devices, and language features enhance meaning

Evaluate the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of information

Support thinking using evidence, personal connections, and background knowledge

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

Girls and Boys on Television

Humour on Television

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

So Many Choices!

TV Stereotypes

Villains, Heroes and Heroines

Creating and Communicating

Apply oral language to explore and express ideas, communicate with others, and contribute as a member of a classroom community

Use the writing process to improve clarity

Express ideas thoughts, feelings, and opinions through various forms of communication

Employ a variety of communication forms according to audience and purpose

Create a variety of texts to explore self, family, and community

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

Recognize and use conventions and features of language

Create and communicate meaning by designing, editing, revising, refining, and presenting

MediaSmarts Resources

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

Girls and Boys on Television

Healthy Food Web

Humour on Television

Introducing TV Families

Looking at Food Advertising

Prejudice and Body Image

Representing Ourselves Online

Rules of the Game

Teaching TV: Film Production: Who Does What?

TV Stereotypes

Violence in Sports

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

a variety of communication forms, including oral, written, visual, and digital

the use of language to create a sense of voice and style

the structure, forms, features, and conventions of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Adversmarts: Understanding Food Advertising Online

Can You Spot the Ad?

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Looking at Food Advertising

So Many Choices!

Villains, Heroes and Heroines