Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Advanced English Grade 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:

  • view a wide variety of media and visual texts, demonstrating an understanding of the complexities of form, structure, genre, style, and cultural diversity of the texts
  • use sophisticated search strategies and tools to source valid and reliable texts for learning
  • synthesize research information with personal ideas to generate well-supported student text, and know when it is appropriate to cite sources
  • evaluate the usefulness of information/ideas in preparing well-reasoned texts, selecting relevant arguments or facts
  • record, organize, analyze, and utilize relevant information and ideas researched from a variety of sources
  • represent information/ideas from relevant sources to generate meaningful texts on complex issues and topics
  • explore multiple perspectives on texts
  • organize references to justify points of view on texts
  • respond critically to complex and sophisticated texts
  • differentiate and evaluate diverse ideologies, identities, and authorial positions of texts
  • formulate and evaluate diverse responses to texts, demonstrating an awareness and appreciation of personal, societal, and cultural contexts
  • create coherent works in various media, creatively using and extending tools and conventions for communicating

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)