Outcome Chart - Ontario - English 12 College Preparation

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the Ontario, Curriculum for English, Grade 12, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Understanding Media Texts

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

Lessons that meet the Grade 12 expectations

Bias

Crime in the News

Political Cartoons

Television Newscasts

Sex in Advertising

You Be the Editor

How to Analyze the News

Advertising

Marketing Tactics
 
Talking Back

Alternative Ads
 
Parody Ads

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

Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

Kellogg Special K Ads

Advertising and Male Violence

Sex in Advertising

The Pornography Debate: Controversy in Advertising
 
Alcohol

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

Internet

Challenging Hate

Free Speech vs the Internet

The Privacy Dilemma

Media

Defining Pop Culture

Individuality vs. Conformity

Hype

Political Cartoons

Magazine Production

Movies

Violence on Film

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

The Blockbuster Movie

News is Not Just Black and White:

The Front Page

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game

Television Broadcast Ratings

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

News Journalism

How to Analyze the News

Crime in the News

You Be the Editor

Bias

The Front Page

Bias in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Music

Popular Music and Music Videos

The Function of Music

Stereotyping

Images of Learning: Secondary

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

Television

Camera Shots

Cinema Cops

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Broadcasting Codes

Television Newscasts

Violence on Television

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

  • identify general and specific characteristics of a variety of media forms and demonstrate insight into the way they shape content and create meaning
  • identify conventions and/or techniques used in a variety of media forms and demonstrate insight into the way they convey meaning and influence their audience

 Reading for Meaning

Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning

  • read a variety of short, contemporary student- and teacher-selected texts from diverse cultures, identifying specific purposes for reading
  • select and use the most appropriate reading comprehension strategies to understand texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts   
  • identify the most important ideas and supporting details in texts, including increasingly  complex or difficult texts
  • make and explain inferences about texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, supporting their explanations with well-chosen stated and implied ideas from the texts 
  • extend understanding of texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, by making appropriate and increasingly rich connections between the ideas in them and personal knowledge, experience, and insights; other texts; and the world around them
  • analyse the information, ideas, issues, and themes explored in texts and the ways in which various aspects of the texts contribute to their development
  • evaluate the effectiveness of texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, stating their opinions clearly and using evidence from the text effectively to support their opinions
  • identify and analyse the perspectives and/or biases evident in texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, commenting with growing understanding on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, identity, and power

 Understanding Form and Style

Recognize a variety of text forms, text features, and stylistic elements and demonstrate understanding of how they help communicate meaning

  • Identify a variety of characteristics of informational, literary, and graphic text forms and explain how they help communicate meaning
  • Identify a variety of text features and explain how they help communicate meaning 
  • identify a variety of elements of style in texts, including increasingly complex or difficult texts, and explain how they help communicate meaning and enhance the effectiveness of the texts 

 

 Creating Media Texts

  • describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create 
  • select the media form best suited to the topic, purpose, and audience for a media text they plan to create, and explain why it is the appropriate choice 
  • identify a variety of conventions and/or techniques appropriate to a media form they plan to use, and explain why these will help communicate a specific aspect of their intended meaning effectively  
  • produce media texts, including complex texts, for a variety of purposes and audiences, using the most appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

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