Outcome Chart - Ontario - English as a Second Language D

This outcome chart contains media education learning outcomes from the English as a ;Second Language D 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, and identify strategies used in them to influence specific audiences (e.g., figurative language, striking or provocative visual images, visual conventions, logos and slogans, youth-oriented music)

Teacher prompt: “What visual clues are used to identify ‘good’ and ‘bad’ characters in movies and music videos you have seen recently?”

Interpreting Media Texts
4.2 demonstrate understanding that different media texts may reflect different points of view, and suggest reasons why particular perspectives are presented (e.g., marketing concerns may influence whether media texts include orignore people of a particular age, gender, incomelevel, or ethnocultural background; news reports of a conflict may present more than one point of view to try to achieve the “balance” appropriate for a general audience)

Teacher prompt: “Whose point of view is most often presented in media texts? Why? Who is often absent from advertising in magazines and on television?”

Creating Media Texts
4.3 create a variety of media texts for specific purposes and audiences (e.g., a news report summarizing the causes and potential consequences of a current issue such as Aboriginal land claims; an editorial to explain and support a position on an issue; an interview with a person with a physical disability about barriers and access in public places for publication in a school or community magazine/newspaper; a public-service announcement on a current issue relevant to students such as poverty, AIDS, violence prevention, or global warming)