Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language - Grade 1

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Grade 1 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 1, students will:

  • identify the purpose and intended audience of some simple media texts
  • identify overt and implied messages, initially with support and direction, in simple media texts
  • express personal thoughts and feelings about some simple media works
  • describe how different audiences might respond to specific media texts
  • begin to identify, with support and direction, whose point of view is presented in a simple media text and suggest a possible alternative perspective identify, with support and direction, who makes some of the simple media texts with which they are familiar, and why those texts are produced

Lessons

Co-Co’s Adversmarts

Eating Under the Rainbow

Looking at Food Advertising

Packaging Tricks

Favourite Sports and Athletes

Critically Evaluating TV

Television Techniques

Television as a Story Teller

Thinking About Television and Movies

Learning With Television

Film Production: Who Does What?

Enjoying Television

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

The Broadcast Project

Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online

Internet Time Capsule

Can You Spot the Ad?

Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives

Representing Ourselves Online

Teacher/Parent Guides

Managing Superhero Play

Talking to Kids about Advertising

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about the News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 1, students will:

  • identify some of the elements and characteristics of a few simple media forms
  • identify, initially with support and direction, the conventions and techniques used in some familiar media forms

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 1, students will:

  • identify the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create
  • identify an appropriate form to suit the purpose and audience for a media text they plan to create
  • identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create
  • produce some short media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

By the end of Grade 1, students will:

  • identify, initially with support and direction, what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts
  • begin to explain, initially with support and direction, how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts