Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 7 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmartssite.

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

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

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

Read, view, and listen to a variety of text types and genres, including those of Aboriginal origin

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

Recognize and appreciate the power and beauty of language

Appreciate the universal importance of story in Aboriginal, Canadian, and other cultures

Consider multiple perspectives, voices, values, beliefs, and bias in texts from a variety of cultures, including Aboriginal ones

Examine texts that are representative of various social and historical contexts

Compare ideas and information in a variety of texts and genres to increase understanding and promote inquiry

Examine the ways in which people manipulate language for specific purposes, including to evoke emotional responses

Think critically about the accuracy, reliability, and relevance of information

Understand how literary elements, devices, and language features enhance meaning

Support thinking using relevant evidence, personal connections, and background knowledge

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Cinema Cops

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Deconstructing Web Pages

Female Action Heroes

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

How to Analyze the News

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

Image Gap

Images of Learning

Media Kids

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Put Your Best Face Forward

Selling Obesity

Selling Tobacco

Stereotyping and Bias

Television News

The Anatomy of Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

The Hero Project: Authenticating Online Information

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Unpacking Privilege

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Video Games

What’s in a Word?

Licensed Resources

Passport to the Internet

Creating and Communicating

Explore and express ideas, opinions, and perspectives to communicate clearly through oral language

Use the writing process to improve clarity

Create a variety of personal, informational, and imaginative texts according to purpose and audience

Use language creatively to express ideas, evoke emotion, and create impact

Experiment with point of view, voice, and tone to suit the purpose and audience in oral and written communication

Use literary devices and techniques to create meaning and achieve purpose

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

Develop and defend an opinion or point of view with supporting evidence

Assess, adjust, and manipulate language to clarify meaning, create voice, and develop style and artistry

Compare ideas encountered in a variety of texts and genres

Understand the ways in which language changes and evolves

MediaSmarts Resources

Alcohol Myths

Bias and Crime in Media

Buy Nothing Day

Celebrities and World Issues

Comic Book Characters

Cop Shows

Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Cyberbullying and Civic Participation

Do You Believe This Camel?

Elections and the Media

Female Action Heroes

Images of Learning

Looks Good Enough to Eat

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Strategies and Techniques

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Privacy and Internet Life: Lesson Plan for Intermediate Classrooms

Put Your Best Face Forward

Selling Tobacco

Stay on the Path Lesson One: Searching for Treasure

Taming the Wild Wiki

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

That’s Not Cool

The Girl in the Mirror

Thinking Like a Citizen

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Understanding Cyberbullying : Virtual vs. Physical Worlds

Up, Up and Away? (TM)

Video Production of a Newscast

Winning the Cyber Security Game

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

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, features, forms, conventions, and origins of language

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Cinema Cops

Deconstructing Web Pages

Freedom to Smoke

Gender and Tobacco

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking

Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning

Media literacy key concepts Lesson 4: Media have commercial implications

Mirror Image

News Journalism: Radio News

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Prejudice and Body Image

Scientific Detectives

Selling Obesity

Sports Personalities in Magazine Advertising

Stereotyping and Bias

Taking Charge of TV Violence

The True Story

Tobacco Labels

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Unpacking Privilege

Video Games

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick