Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts 8

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Grade 8 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

General Outcome 1: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to access and explore prior knowledge and experiences of self and others

Specific Expectations

Listen critically and discuss the differences in interpretations and understandings

Pursue personal interest in specific genres by particular writers, artists, storytellers, and film makers, including seeking recommendations from others

Reflect on prior knowledge and experiences, and structure and restructure ideas and information in meaningful ways, in order to clarify, extend and revise understandings

Summarize, explain, and represent personal viewpoints in clear and purposeful ways

MediaSmarts Resources

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

General Outcome 2: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print, and other media texts, through a process

Specific Expectations

Make and explain connections between previous experiences, prior knowledge and texts (oral, print, and other media)

Select and/or adapt and use appropriate comprehension strategies to construct, revise, and explain understanding of texts (oral, print, and other media)

Use textual cues to construct and confirm meaning within and across texts (oral, print, and other media)

Explain how vocabulary, language structure, and context help readers construct meaning of oral, print, and other media texts

Explore a variety of oral, print, and other media text

Respond to oral, print, and other media texts creatively and critically

Identify and compare ideas, points of view, and bias, in and across texts

Examine the relationship between genres/forms and audience/purpose in texts (oral, print, and other media)

Compare how techniques and elements are used in texts (oral, print, and other media)

MediaSmarts Resources

Educational Game

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

General Outcome 3: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to plan and focus an inquiry or research and interpret and analyze information and ideas, through a process

Specific Expectations

Identify prior knowledge of, and prior experiences and issues related to, a topic to choose a focus for own and group inquiry

Develop broad and specific questions to establish a purpose for seeking information on a topic in own and group inquiry

Create and/or adapt and reflect on a plan to collect, record, and synthesize information in own and group inquiry

Identify relevant primary and secondary sources to answer inquiry or research question

Develop and use criteria to evaluate usefulness and reliability of, and perspectives within, sources

Use text features and reference tools to identify relevant information

Select and use strategies to understand and relate information in texts (oral, print, and other media)

Record key ideas and details; cite sources appropriately

Explain relevance, importance, perspectives, and gaps in information within and across sources

Incorporate new information with prior knowledge, and adjust inquiry to reflect changing perspectives

Lessons

Educational Games

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)

 

General Outcome 4: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to clarify and enhance oral, written, and visual forms of communication, through a process

Specific Expectations

Generate ideas and develop a topic using a variety of strategies

Demonstrate understanding of elements of texts when creating oral, print, and other media texts

Present and/or publish texts (oral, print, and other media)

 

 

 

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General Outcome 5: Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to celebrate and build community within the home, school, workplace and wider society

Specific Expectations

Make decisions collaboratively to modify or create group processes for specific purposes in order to work in a variety of partnerships and groups

Compare personal reactions to, and ways of thinking about, a variety of experiences and texts (oral, print, and other media) with those of others

Identify and describe social issues related to diversity

 

 

 

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Lessons

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)