Outcome Chart - Alberta - English Language Arts 9

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

Discover and Explore

  • talk with others and experience a variety of oral, print and other media texts to explore, develop and justify own opinions and points of view
  • explore and explain how interactions with others and with oral, print and other media texts affect personal understandings
  • extend understanding by taking different points of view when rereading and reflecting on oral, print and other media texts
  • explain preferences for texts and genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers and filmmakers

Clarify and Extend

  • integrate own perspectives and interpretations with new understandings developed through discussing and through experiencing a variety of oral, print and other media texts

Lessons

Student Tutorial (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

  • discuss how interpretations of the same text might vary, according to the prior knowledge and experience of various readers

Respond to Texts

  • experience oral, print and other media texts from a variety of cultural traditions and genres
  • identify and discuss how timeless themes are developed in a variety of oral, print and other media texts
  • consider historical context when developing own points of view or interpretations of oral, print and other media texts
  • compare and contrast own life situation with themes of oral, print and other media texts
  • express the themes of oral, print or other media texts in different forms or genres
  • analyze how the choices and motives of characters portrayed in oral, print and other media texts provide insight into those of self and others
  • identify and discuss theme and point of view in oral print and other media texts
  • discuss and explain various interpretations of the same oral, print or other media text
  • discuss how techniques, such as irony, symbolism, perspective and proportion communicate meaning and enhance effect in oral, print and other media texts
  • identify features that define particular oral, print and other media texts; discuss differences in style and their effects on content and audience impression

Understand Forms and Techniques

  • explain the relationship between purposes and characteristics of various forms and genres of oral, print and other media texts
  • evaluate the effectiveness of different types of media texts for presenting ideas and information
  • summarize the content of media texts, and suggest alternative treatments
  • analyze creative uses of language and visuals in popular culture, such as advertisements, electronic magazines and the Internet; recognize how imagery and figurative language, such as metaphor, create a dominant impression, mood and tone

Create Original Text

  • generalize from own experience to create oral, print and other media texts on a theme

Lessons

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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

Select and Focus

  • evaluate sources for currency, reliability and possible bias of information for a particular research project

Lessons

Backgrounders

Educational Game

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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

Respect Others and Strengthen Community

  • compare own with others’ understanding of people, cultural traditions and values portrayed in oral, print and other media texts
  • clarify and broaden perspectives and opinions, by examining the ideas of others
  • compare ways in which oral, print and other media texts reflect specific elements of cultures or periods in history

Lessons