Outcome Chart - Saskatchewan - English Language Arts 9

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the Saskatchewan, Grade 9 English Language Arts curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

In the elementary curriculum in Saskatchewan, learning objectives for media studies are included as a category within the supporting domain, Oracy and Literacy: Media. Media-related objectives can also be found within Speaking and Listening, Reading and Response to Literature, Writing, Educational Drama, Research and Presentation and Computer Applications.

Comprehend and Respond

Overall Expectations

Students will extend their abilities to view, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a range of contemporary and traditional grade-level texts from First Nations, Métis, and other cultures in a variety of forms (oral, print, and other texts) for a variety of purposes including for learning, interest, and enjoyment.

Specific Expectations

  • View, listen to, read, comprehend, and respond to a variety of texts that address identity (e.g., The Search for Self), social responsibility (e.g., Our Shared Narratives), and efficacy (e.g., Doing the Right Thing).
  • Identify and investigate how different cultures and socio-economic groups are portrayed in oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts.
  • Show understanding that the creator’s, presenter’s, author’s experience, background, and culture influence the treatment of theme. Analyze a text, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, privileges, and beliefs of the presenter/author.
  • Question and reflect on personal responses and interpretations.
  • Determine creator’s, speaker’s, writers’ purpose, attitude, and perspective.
  • Recognize persuasive techniques and credibility in visual, oral, written, and multimedia texts.
  • Differentiate between fact/opinion and bias and propaganda in texts.
  • View and demonstrate comprehension and evaluation of visual and multimedia texts including illustrations, maps, charts, graphs, pamphlets, photography, art works, video clips, and dramatizations to glean ideas suitable for identified audience and purpose.
  • View and demonstrate comprehension of visual and multimedia texts to synthesize and summarize ideas from multiple visual and multimedia sources.
  • Use visual and multimedia texts as sources of information as well as entertainment.
  • Recognize that images, symbols, and other effects play a role in shaping understanding and interpretation of visual and multimedia texts.
  • Evaluate common techniques used in visual and multimedia texts. Recognize the elements and principles of design in any visual  or multimedia (including digital) text.
  • Analyze and evaluate what is viewed (including elements, techniques, and overall effect), and identify how the text was constructed, shaped, and produced.




Bias in the News

Cinema Cops

Comparing Crime Dramas

Crime Perceptions Quiz

Deconstructing Web Pages

Defining Pop Culture

Fact Versus Opinion 

Finding and Authenticating Online Information on Global Development Issues

Hate 2.0

Hate or Debate

How to Analyze the News

ICYou See: A Lesson in Critical Thinking

Kellogg Special K Ads

Violence and Video Games

Marketing to Teens: Introduction

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

Marketing to Teens: Gotta Have It! Designer & Brand Names

News and Newspapers: Across the Curriculum   

News Journalism: Lesson One  

News Journalism: Lesson Two  

News Journalism: Lesson Three

Perceptions of Youth and Crime

Scapegoating and Othering

The Front Page

Thinking About Hate

TV Dads: Immature and Irresponsible?

Violence on Film: The Ratings Game 

Watching the Elections

Educational Game

Click if You Agree

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Passport to the Internet

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students

Compose and Create

Overall Expectations

Students will extend their abilities to speak, write, and use other forms of representation to explore and present thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a variety of forms for a variety of purposes and audiences.

Specific Expectations

  • Create and present a variety of visual and multimedia presentations to best represent message for an intended audience and purpose.
  • Create and present a variety of visual and multimedia presentations including addressing various audiences for one proposal.
  • Create multimedia presentations to communicate information
  • Using resources such as overhead projectors, computers, recorders, and other presentation software.
  • Experiment with the use of technology in communicating for a range of purposes with a variety of audiences.


Camera Shots

Create a Youth Consumer Magazine

Hate 2.0

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads

Scripting a Crime Drama 

Video Production of a Newscast

Writing a Newspaper Article

You Be the Editor

Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

MyWorld: A digital literacy tutorial for secondary students