Outcome Chart - British Columbia - English Language Arts - Spoken Language 10

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 10 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

  • features of oral language
  • elements of style
  • rhetorical devices
  • persuasive techniques
  • usage and conventions
  • literary elements and devices
  • literal and figurative meaning
  • citation techniques

Curricular Competencies

Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and
collaboratively to be able to:

Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)

Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources to inform writing

Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts

Recognize and appreciate how different forms, formats, structures, and features
of texts
enhance and shape meaning and impact

Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts

Explore the role of personal and social contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

Explore how language constructs personal and cultural identities

Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world

Identify bias, contradictions, and distortions

Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)

Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking

Assess and refine texts to improve clarity and impact

Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes

Explore appropriate spoken language formats for intended purposes

Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create spoken language
and other texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

Express and support an opinion with evidence

Use the conventions of Canadian spelling, grammar, and punctuation proficiently
and as appropriate to the context

Use acknowledgements and citations to recognize intellectual property rights

Transform ideas and information to create original texts

MediaSmarts Resources

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development


Bias and Crime in Media

Bias in News Sources

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Fact Versus Opinion

Forensic Science Crime Dramas

Free Speech and the Internet

How to Analyze the News

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

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

Relationships and Sexuality in the Media

Scripting a Crime Drama

Television News
The Newspaper Front Page

The Citizen Reporter

The Front Page

Transgender Representation in TV and Movies

Unpacking Privilege

Viewing a Crime Drama

Who’s Telling My Story?

You Be the Editor


Text forms and text genres, including
creative spoken forms

Text features and structures

  • oral text features and structures

Strategies and processes

  • reading strategies
  • oral language strategies
  • metacognitive strategies
  • writing processes
  • presentation techniques

Language features, structures, and conventions

    MediaSmarts Resources

    Diversity and Media Ownership

    Free Speech and the Internet

    Gambling in the Media

    Individuality vs. Conformity

    Who’s Telling My Story?