Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 3

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 3 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Comprehend and Respond

Overall Expectations

Comprehend and respond to a variety of grade-level texts (including contemporary and traditional visual, oral, written, and multimedia) that address:

  • identity (e.g., Spreading My Wings)
  • community (e.g., Hand in Hand)
  • social responsibility (e.g., All Together) and make comparison with personal experiences.

View and respond to grade-appropriate visual and multimedia texts (including videos, cartoons, illustrations, diagrams, charts, maps, and posters) explaining reactions and connections as well as visual features that convey humour, emotion, and mood

Specific Expectations

  • View, listen to, read, and respond to a variety of texts that reflect the issues related to identity, community, and social responsibility and connect to personal experiences, other texts, and other areas of study.
  • Describe similarities between experiences and traditions encountered in daily life and those portrayed in various texts including First Nations and Métis texts.
  • Recognize the range of cultures, human behaviours, experiences, emotions, and ideas conveyed through literary texts including First Nations and Métis texts.
  • Determine main ideas in visual and multimedia texts including safe websites designed for children (including First Nations and Métis resources).
  • Select and use appropriate strategies (before, during, and after) to construct and confirm meaning when viewing.
  • Understand and apply the suitable pragmatic, textual, syntactical, semantic/lexical/morphological, graphophonic, and other cues and conventions to construct and confirm meaning when viewing.
  • Identify design, layout, and other features (e.g., colour, bold typeface, and sound effects) that help to understand grade-appropriate visual and multimedia texts (including First Nations and Métis resources).
  • Describe perspectives or messages promoted by particular visual depictions in a film/video/DVD or magazine article.

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