Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English 10 / English 10 Plus

Overall Expectations

  • communicate information and ideas effectively and clearly, and to respond personally and critically
  • select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media, and visual texts
  • interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies
  • respond critically to a range of texts, applying their understanding of language, form, and genre

Specific Expectations

Students will:

  • read a wide variety of print texts which include drama, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from contemporary, pre-twentieth century Canadian and world writing
  • view a wide variety of media and visual texts, such as broadcast, journalism, film, television, advertising, CDROM, Internet, music videos
  • research, in systematic ways, specific information from a variety of sources
  • select appropriate information to meet the requirements of a learning task
  • analyze and evaluate the chosen information
  • integrate chosen information, in a way that effectively meets the requirements of a learning task and/or solves personally defined problems
  • respond to the texts they are reading and viewing by questioning, connecting, evaluating, and extending
  • make thematic connections among print texts, public discourse, and media
  • demonstrate a willingness to consider more than one interpretation of text
  • respond critically to a variety of print and media texts
  • evaluate ways in which both genders and various cultures and socio-economic groups are portrayed in media texts
  • experiment with the use of technology in communicating for a range of purposes

Lessons that meet Grade 10 expectations

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development


Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Deconstructing Web Pages

Diversity and Media Ownership

Fact Versus Opinion

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

First Person

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Free Speech and the Internet

Gender Messages in Alcohol Advertising

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Miscast and Seldom Seen

News Journalism Across the Media: Summative Activities

News Journalism: Definitions and Comments about the News

News Journalism: Radio News

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Reporter For a Day

Scapegoating and Othering

Television Broadcast Ratings

Television News

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Thinking about Hate

Watching the Elections

What’s in a Word?

Who’s Telling My Story?

Writing a Newspaper Article

You’ve Gotta Have a Gimmick

Student Tutorials (Licensed Resource)