Outcome Chart - Northwest Territories - English Language Arts 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Northwest Territories, Grade 7 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

  • Engage in exploratory communication to discuss and develop diverse ideas, predictions, opinions, conclusions, and understandings about oral, print, and other media texts
  • Explore a variety of genres, authors, and artists in oral, print, and other media texts, including those recommended by peers
  • Connect prior and new knowledge and experiences, and organize ideas and information in meaningful ways, in order to shape, clarify, and extend 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 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)
  • Explore a variety of oral, print, and other media texts
  • Respond to oral, print, and other media texts creatively and critically
  • Identify ideas, points of view, and bias in text
  • Describe attributes of genres and/or forms of texts (oral, print, and other media)
  • Describe how techniques and elements are used in texts (oral, print, and other media)
  • Identify descriptive and figurative language and stylistic techniques within and across a variety of oral, print, and other media texts

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 related to, a topic to choose a focus for own and group inquiry
  • Develop relevant questions to establish a purpose for seeking information on a topic in own and group inquiry
  • Create, follow, 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 questions
  • Use criteria to evaluate usefulness and reliability of sources
  • Use text features and reference tools to identify relevant information
  • Use strategies to understand and relate information in texts (oral, print, and other media)
  • Record key ideas and details; cite sources appropriately
  • Identify relevance, importance, and gaps in information within and across sources
  • Incorporate new information with prior knowledge, and identify next steps in inquiry

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
  • Use criteria to focus conversations about own and others’ texts and representations (oral, print, and other media)
  • Experiment with language to create desired effect in oral, print, and other media texts
  • Present and/or publish texts (oral, print, and other media)

MediaSmarts Resources

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 follow or modify pre-established group processes in order to work in a variety of partnerships and groups
  • Identify and describe barriers to the acceptance or honouring of diversity

MediaSmarts Resources

Lessons

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)