Outcome Chart - Ontario - English 9 Academic

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Curriculum for English, Grade 9, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 9, students will:

  • explain how both simple and complex media texts are created to suit particular purposes and audiences
  • interpret simple and complex media texts, identifying and explaining the overt and implied messages they convey
  • evaluate how effectively information, ideas, issues, and opinions are communicated in both simple and complex media texts and decide whether the texts achieve their intended purpose
  • identify and explain different audience responses to selected media texts identify the perspectives and/or biases evident in both simple and complex media texts and comment on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, and identity
  • explain how several different 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

Video Games

Educational Games

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 9, students will:

  • identify some general characteristics of several different media forms and explain how they shape content and create meaning
  • identify several different conventions and/or techniques used in familiar media forms and explain how they convey meaning and influence their audience

MediaSmarts Resources

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 9, students will:

  • describe the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create
  • 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 9, students will:

  • describe several different strategies they used in interpreting and creating media texts, explain which ones they found most helpful, and identify several specific 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

MediaSmarts Resources