- 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 information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability
- Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding
- Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect various purposes, audiences, and messages
- Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
- Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
- Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity
- Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world
- Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways
- Recognize an increasing range of text structures and how they contribute to meaning
Specific Expectations: Create and Communicate (writing, speaking, presenting)
- Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
- Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
- Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message
- Transform ideas and information to create original texts
- “He Shoots, He Scores”: Alcohol Advertising and Sports
- Advertising All Around Us
- Avatars and Body Image
- Behaving Ethically Online: Ethics and Empathy
- Police in the Media
- Elections and the Media
- Game Time
- Girls and Boys on Television
- Images of Learning
- Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 1: Messages About Drinking
- Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 2: Young Drinkers
- Kids, Alcohol and Advertising 3: Understanding Brands
- Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy
- Media literacy key concepts Lesson 2: Media are constructions
- Media literacy key concepts Lesson 3: Audiences negotiate meaning
- Media literacy key concepts Lesson 5: Media have social and political implications
- Mirror Image
- The Constructed World of Media Families
- Thinking About Television and Movies - Lesson
- TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?
- TV Stereotypes
- Understanding the Internet Lesson 3: Build Understanding
- Understanding the Internet Lesson 4: Communication and Social Media
- Who’s on First? Alcohol Advertising and Sports