Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - English / English/Communications 11

Overall Expectations

Students will:

  • 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:

  • critically evaluate others’ uses of language and use this knowledge to reflect on and improve their own uses of language
  • view a wide variety of media and visual texts, comparing and analyzing the structure, genre, style, and cultural diversity of the different texts
  • demonstrate an understanding of and apply the strategies required to gain information from complex print texts and multimedia texts
  • articulate their understanding of the purpose of the author in relation to the impact of literary devices and media techniques on the reader or viewer
  • acquire information from a variety of sources, recognizing the relationships, concepts, and ideas
  • that can be utilized to generate student text
    • select appropriate information from a variety of sources, making meaningful selections for theirown purposes
    • recognize and reflect upon the appropriateness of information for the purpose of makingmeaningful student text
    • synthesize information from a range of sources, including the electronic network, to address avariety of topics and issues
  • make connections between the ideas and information presented in literary and media texts and their own experiences
  • demonstrate a willingness to explore multiple perspectives on text
  • justify points of view on various print and media texts
  • reflect on their responses to print and media texts, considering their own and others’ social and cultural contexts
  • create a clear and coherent structure in various forms of writing and media production
    • make informed choices of form, style, and content to address the demands of differentaudiences and purposes
    • use effective strategies to engage the reader/viewer
  • make informed choices about the use of computer and media technology to serve their communication purposes

Lessons that meet Grade 11 expectations

Advertising and Male Violence

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development


Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Broadcasting Codes

Celebrities and World Issues

Challenging Hate Online

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

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

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Images of Learning

Magazine Production

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Miscast and Seldom Seen

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Reporter For a Day

Sex in Advertising

The Blockbuster Movie

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising

Violence on Television

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)