Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 7

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences

Discover and Explore

  • express personal understandings of ideas and information based on prior knowledge, experiences with others and a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • reflect on own observations and experiences to understand and develop oral, print and other media texts
  • discuss and respond to ways that content and forms of oral, print and other media texts interact to influence understanding

Lessons

Educational Game

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts

Use Strategies and Cues

  • select and focus relevant ideas from personal experiences and prior knowledge to understand new ideas and information

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • justify own point of view about oral, print and other media texts, using evidence from texts
  • express interpretations of oral, print, and other media texts in another form or genre
  • compare the choices and behaviours of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts with those of self and others
  • identify and explain the usefulness, effectiveness and limitations of various forms of oral, print and other media texts
  • reflect on, revise and elaborate on initial impressions of oral, print and other media texts, through subsequent reading, listening and viewing activities

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • identify various forms and genres of oral, print and other media texts and describe key characteristics of each
  • identify the characteristics of different types of media texts
  • explain how sound and image work together to create effects in media texts
  • explore surprising and playful uses of language and visuals in popular culture, such as cartoons, animated films and limericks

Create Original Text

  • create oral, print and other media texts that are unified by point of view, carefully developed plot and endings
  • consistent with previous events create a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore ideas related to particular topics or themes

Lessons

Student Activities/Handouts

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to manage ideas and information

Select and Focus

  • obtain information from a variety of sources, such as adults, peers, advertisements, magazines, lyrics, formal interviews, almanacs, broadcasts and videos, to explore research questions
  • distinguish between fact and opinion, and follow the development of argument and opinion

Lessons

Student Handouts/Activities

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to enhance the clarity and artistry of communication

Enhance and Improve

  • identify particular content features that enhance the effectiveness of published oral, print and other media texts
  • incorporate particular content features of effective texts into own oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • discuss how ideas, people, experiences and cultural traditions are portrayed in various oral, print and other media texts
  • explain how differing perspectives and unique reactions expand understanding

Lessons

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)