Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 5

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Ontario, Grade 5 Language curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Understanding Media Texts

By the end of Grade 5, students will:

  • identify the purpose and audience for a variety of media texts
  • use overt and implied messages to draw inferences and construct meaning in media texts
  • express opinions about ideas, issues, and/or experiences presented in media texts, and give evidence from the texts to support their opinions
  • explain why different audiences might respond differently to the same media text
  • identify whose point of view is presented or reflected in a media text, ask questions to identify missing or alternative points of view, and, where appropriate, suggest how a more balanced view might be represented
  • identify who produces various media texts, the reason for their production, how they are produced, and how they are funded

Lessons that meet the grade five expectations

Advertising

Alcohol

Body Image

Gender Portrayal

Privacy

Sports

Stereotyping

Television

Tobacco

Educational Games

Understanding Media Forms, Conventions, and Techniques

By the end of Grade 5, students will:

  • describe in detail the main elements of some media forms
  • identify the conventions and techniques used in some familiar media forms and explain how they help convey meaningmeaning and influence or engage the audience

Creating Media Texts

By the end of Grade 5, students will:

  • describe in detail 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, and explain why it is an appropriate choice
  • identify conventions and techniques appropriate to the form chosen for a media text they plan to create, and explain how they will use the conventions and techniques to help communicate their message
  • produce a variety of media texts for specific purposes and audiences, using appropriate forms, conventions, and techniques

Reflecting on Media Literacy Skills and Strategies

By the end of Grade 5, students will:

  • identify, with some support and direction, what strategies they found most helpful in making sense of and creating media texts, and explain how these and other strategies can help them improve as media viewers/listeners/producers
  • explain, with some support and direction, how their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing help them to make sense of and produce media texts