Outcome Chart - Ontario - English 10 Academic

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Curriculum for English, Grade 10, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 10, students will:

  • explain how media texts, including increasingly complex texts, are created to suit particular purposes and audiences
  • interpret media texts, including increasingly complex texts, identifying and explaining the overt and implied messages they convey
  • evaluate how effectively information, ideas, opinions, and/or issues are communicated in media texts, including increasingly complex texts, and decide whether the texts achieve their intended purpose
  • explain why the same media text might prompt different responses from different audiences
  • identify the perspectives and/or biases evident in media texts, including increasingly complex texts, and comment on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, identity, and power
  • explain how a variety of production, marketing, and distribution factors influence the media industry

Lessons that meet the Grade 10 expectations

Advertising

Marketing Tactics

Talking Back

Television Broadcast Ratings

Alternative Ads

Parody Ads

Gender Roles in Advertising

Selling Obesity

The Price of Happiness: On Advertising, Image, and Self Esteem

Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Popular Music and Music Videos

Alternate Ads

Kellogg Special K Ads

Alcohol

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Internet

ICYouSee: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Deconstructing Web Pages   

Thinking About Hate

Free Speech vs the Internet

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Media

Defining Pop Culture

Individuality vs. Conformity

Hype

Political Cartoons

Looking Through the Lenses

Whose Lenses? How Mass Media Portray Global Development

Adjusting the Focus

The Function of Music

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Violence and Video Games

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Movies

Violence on Film

Music

Popular Music and Music Videos  

The Function of Music

News Journalism Across the Media 

Introduction

Definitions and Comments about the News

The Newspaper Front Page

Radio News

Television News

Summative Activities

How to Analyze the News

Crime in the News

Bias

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

News is Not Just Black and White:

Bias

The Front Page

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Newspapers

You Be the Editor

Bias in the News

Scripting a Crime Drama

True Story

Privacy

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

The Privacy Dilemma

Stereotyping

Images of Learning: Secondary

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Viewing a Crime Drama

Television

Television Broadcast Ratings

Camera Shots

Cinema Cops

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Comparing Crime Dramas

Viewing a Crime Drama

Scripting a Crime Drama

Tobacco

Selling Tobacco

Tobacco Advertising in Canada

Educational Contest

Jo Cool or Jo Fool: Interactive module and quiz on critical thinking for the Internet

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 10, students will:

  • describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create (e.g., a web page presenting a personal anthology of poetry to their peers), and identify significant challenges they may face in achieving their purpose
  • select a media form to suit the topic, purpose, and audience for a media text they plan to create and explain why it is an appropriate choice
  • identify a variety of conventions and/or techniques appropriate to a media form they plan to use, and explain how these will help them communicate specific aspects of their intended meaning
  • produce media texts for a variety of purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 10, students will:

  • describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create (e.g., a web page presenting a personal anthology of poetry to their peers), and identify significant challenges they may face in achieving their purpose
  • select a media form to suit the topic, purpose, and audience for a media text they plan to create and explain why it is an appropriate choice
  • identify several different conventions and/or techniques appropriate to a media form they plan to use, and explain how these will help them communicate meaning
  • produce media texts for several different purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

By the end of Grade 10, students will:

  • describe a variety of strategies they used in interpreting and creating media texts, explain which ones they found most helpful, and identify appropriate steps they can take to improve as media interpreters and producers
  • identify a variety of their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing and explain how the skills help them interpret and produce media texts