Outcome Chart - Ontario - English 11 College Preparation

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the Ontario, Curriculum for English, Grade 11, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Understanding Media Texts

  • explain how elements in increasingly complex or difficult media texts are designed to suit particular purposes and/or audiences
  • interpret media texts, including increasingly complex texts, identifying and explaining the overt and implied messages they convey
  • evaluate how effectively information, ideas, issues, and opinions 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

Lessons that meet the Grade 11 expectations

Advertising

Alcohol

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

  • identify several general and specific characteristics of a variety of media forms and explain how they shape content and create meaning
  • identify a conventions and/or techniques that are used in different media forms and analyse and explain how they convey meaning and influence their audience

Internet

Marketing to Teens

Media

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Creating Media Texts

  • describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create 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 a 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 communicate specific aspects of their intended meaning
  • produce media texts for a variety of purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Movies

News is Not Just Black and White

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 appropriate reading comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading to understand texts, including increasingly complex texts
  • Identify the most important ideas and supporting details in texts, including increasingly complex texts
  • explain how authors and editors use design elements to organize content and communicate ideas
  • Make and explain inferences about texts, including increasingly complex texts, supporting their explanations with well-chosen stated and implied ideas from the texts
  • Extend understanding of texts, including increasingly complex texts, by making appropriate 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 tbe ways in which various aspects of the texts contribute to their development
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of texts, including increasingly complex texts, stating their opinions clearly and using evidence from the text to support their opinions
  • Identify and analyse the perspectives and/or biases evident in texts, including increasingly complex texts, and comment on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, identity, and power

News Journalism

Music

Stereotyping

Television

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

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 texts, and explain how they help communicate meaning and enhance the effectiveness of the texts

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

  • 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
  • explain how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them interpret and produce media texts