Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 2

This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Ontario, Grade 2 English Language curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 2, students will:

  • identify the purpose and intended audience of some simple media texts
  • identify overt and implied messages in simple media texts
  • express personal thoughts and feelings about some simple media works and explain their responses
  • describe how different audiences might respond to specific media texts
  • identify, initially with support and direction, whose point of view is presented in a simple media text and suggest how the text might change if a different point of view were used
  • identify, initially with support and direction, who makes some of the simple media texts with which they are familiar, and why those texts are produced



Eating Under the Rainbow

Looking at Food Advertising

Packaging Tricks

Body Image

Prejudice and Body Image


Internet Time Capsule

Can You Spot the Ad?

Finding Balance in Our Digital Lives

Representing Ourselves Online

Adversmarts: Introduction to Food Advertising Online

Healthy Food Web



Newspaper Ads


Favourite Sports and Athletes


Once Upon a Time


Critically Evaluating TV

Television Techniques

Television as a Story Teller

Thinking About Television and Movies

TV Stereotypes

Learning With Television

Film Production: Who Does What?

Enjoying Television

Introducing TV Families

Comparing Real Families to TV Families - Lesson

Facing TV Violence: Counting & Discussing Violence on the Screen

Facing TV Violence: Consequences and Media Violence

Facing TV Violence: Rewriting the Script

The Broadcast Project

Educational Game

Co-Co’s AdversmartsEating Under the Rainbow

Teacher/Parent Guides

Managing Superhero Play

Talking to Kids about Advertising

Talking to Kids about Racial Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about Gender Stereotypes

Talking to Kids about News

Talking to Kids about Media Violence

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 2, students will:

  • identify some of the elements and characteristics of selected media forms
  • identify the conventions and techniques used in some familiar media forms

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 2, students will:

  • identify the topic, purpose, and audience for media texts they plan to create
  • identify an appropriate form to suit the purpose and audience for a media text they plan to create
  • identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create
  • produce media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using a few simple media forms and appropriate conventions and techniques

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

By the end of Grade 2, students will:

  • identify, initially with support and direction, what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts
  • explain, initially with support and direction, how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts