Outcome Chart - Ontario - English as a Second Language C

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the English as a Second Language C 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

Demonstrating Media Knowledge and Skills

By the end of this course, students will:

Understanding Media Texts
4.1 view, read, and listen to media texts to compare the information available on a subject or issue in different sources (e.g., compare television, newspaper, and Internet accounts of the same event; compare advertising from different companies or stores; view the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network [APTN] and compare Aboriginal perspectives with perspectives in other sources)

Interpreting Media Texts
4.2 analyse a variety of advertisements to identify language and other features that are designed to appeal to specific audiences (e.g., use of repetition, synonyms, non-standard spellings, descriptive words, youth-oriented slang and idioms; use of particular types of music or visuals)

Teacher prompt: “Which consumer group is targeted in this advertisement? How do you know?”

Creating Media Texts
4.3 create media texts using language and features appropriate for the intended audience (e.g., an advertising campaign for Student Council elections, a video promoting healthy lifestyle choices, a website for students about strategies for finding summer employment)



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