Outcome Chart - Ontario - English - Grade 9 Applied

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 simple media texts and some teacher-selected complex media texts are created to suit particular purposes and audiences
  • interpret simple media texts and some teacher-selected complex media texts, identifying some of the overt and implied messages they convey
  • evaluate how effectively information and ideas are communicated in simple media texts and some teacher-selected complex media texts, and decide whether the texts achieve their intended purpose
  • identify how different audiences might respond to selected media texts
  • identify the perspectives and/or biases evident in a few simple media texts and teacher-selected complex media texts and comment on any questions they may raise about beliefs, values, and identity
  • explain how a few different production, marketing, and distribution factors influence the media industry

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising

Alcohol

Internet

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 general characteristics of a few different media forms and explain how they shape content and create meaning
  • identify a few different conventions and/or techniques used in familiar media forms and explain how they convey meaning

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 a few 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 a few 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 a few different strategies they used in interpreting and creating media texts and explain how these and other strategies can help them improve as media interpreters and producers
  • identify a few different skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing that help them interpret and produce media texts

MediaSmarts Resources