- Stories and other texts can be shared through pictures and words.
- Everyone has a unique story to share.
- Curiosity and wonder lead us to new discoveries about ourselves and the world around us.
- Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.
- Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.
Overall Expectations: Comprehending and Connect (reading, listening, viewing)
- Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:
- Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding
- Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts
- Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts
- Recognize the role of language in personal, social, and cultural identity
- Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world
- Respond to text in personal and creative ways
- Show an increasing understanding of the role of organization in meaning
Specific Expectations: Create and Communicate (writing, speaking, presenting)
- Exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding
- Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
- Use language in creative and playful ways to develop style
- Transform ideas and information to create original texts
- «He Shoots, He Scores»: Alcohol Advertising and Sports
- Advertising All Around Us
- Avatars and Body Image
- Comparing Real Families to TV Families
- Facing Media Violence: Consequences and Media Violence
- Facing Media Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen
- Facing Media Violence: Rewriting the Story
- Game Time
- Girls and Boys on Television
- Introducing TV Families
- Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking
- Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands
- Media literacy key concepts lesson 6: Each medium is a unique aesthetic form
- Teaching TV: Learning With Television - Lesson
- Teaching TV: Television as a Story Teller - Lesson
- Looking at Newspapers: Introduction - Lesson
- The Constructed World of Media Families
- TV Stereotypes
- Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media
- What do Halloween costumes say? - Lesson