Outcome Chart - Ontario - English as a Second Language B

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the English as a Second Language B curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

It is expected that students will:

Socio-Cultural Competence And Media Literacy

Overall Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

4. demonstrate an understanding of, interpret, and create a variety of media texts.

Specific Expectations

By the end of this course, students will:

Understanding Media Texts
4.1 view, read, and listen to a number of media texts to obtain information and complete assigned tasks (e.g., school announcements; television, radio, and Internet news broadcasts; newspaper and magazine advertisements; short documentaries about Canada; online databases with Canadian information and images)

Interpreting Media Texts
4.2 identify features that are used to appeal to specific audiences in a number of different types of media texts (e.g., font style and size in product packages; pictures, illustrations, and colour in a brochure; the age of people in a television commercial or photo image)

Creating Media Texts
4.3 create media texts appropriate for a number of specific purposes (e.g., an advertisement, brochure, or design for a billboard to promote a product, service, or message; a stamp to commemorate an event in Canadian history; a book jacket to promote a favourite story or book)


Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime in the News

Defining Popular Culture

Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns

Fact Versus Opinion

How to Analyze the News

Learning Gender Stereotypes

Magazine Production

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Movie Heroes and the Heroic Journey

News Journalism Across the Media

Scripting a Crime Drama

Sex in Advertising

Television News

Television Newscasts

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Video Production of a Newscast

Viewing a Crime Drama

Writing a Newspaper Article

You Be the Editor