Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 3

This outcome chart contains Media literacy learning expectations from the Ontario, Grade 3 English Language curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 3, students will:

  • identify the purpose and intended audience of some simple media texts
  • use overt and implied messages to draw inferences and make meaning in simple media texts
  • express personal opinions about ideas presented in media texts
  • describe how different audiences might respond to specific media texts
  • identify whose point of view is presented or reflected in a media text and suggest how the text might change if a different point of view were used
  • identify who produces selected media texts and why those texts are produced

Lessons

Advertising

Body Image

Internet

Newspapers

Sports

Stereotyping

Television

Teacher/Parent Guides

Educational Games

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 3, students will:

  • identify elements and characteristics of some media forms
  • identify the conventions and techniques used in some familiar media forms and explain how they help convey meaning

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 3, 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 3, 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