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

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising

Alcohol

Internet

Media

Movies

Music

News Journalism Across the Media 

Privacy

Stereotyping

Television

Tobacco

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

MediaSmarts Resources

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

MediaSmarts Resources

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

MediaSmarts Resources