Outcome Chart - Atlantic Provinces - English Language Arts 10

Speaking and Listening

Students will be expected to interact with sensitivity and respect, considering the situation, audience, and purpose.

  • demonstrate an awareness of the power of spoken language by articulating how spoken language influences and manipulates, and reveals ideas, values, and attitudes
  • demonstrate an awareness of varieties of language and communication styles recognize the social contexts of different speech events


Reading and Viewing

Students will be expected to respond personally to a range of texts.

  • respond to the texts they are reading and viewing by questioning, connecting, evaluating, and extending
  • make thematic connections among print texts, public discourse, and media
  • demonstrate a willingness to consider more than one interpretation of text

Students will be expected to select, read, and view with understanding a range of literature, information, media and visual texts.

  • view a wide variety of media and visual texts, such as broadcast, journalism, film, television, advertising, CD-ROM, Internet, music videos
  • demonstrate an understanding of the impact literary devices and media techniques (editing, symbolism, imagery, figurative language, irony, etc.) have on shaping the understanding of a text

Students will be expected to respond critically to a range of texts, applying their knowledge of language, form and genre.

  • examine the different aspects of texts (language, style, graphics, tone, etc.) that contribute to meaning and effect
  • make inferences, draw conclusions, and make supported responses to content, form, and structure
  • explore the relationships among language, topic, genre, purpose, context, and audience
  • recognize the use and impact of specific literary and media devices (e.g., figurative language, dialogue, flashback, symbolism)
  • discuss the language, ideas, and other significant characteristics of a variety of texts and genres
  • respond critically to a variety of print and media texts
  • demonstrate an awareness that texts reveal and produce ideologies, identities, and positions
  • evaluate ways in which both genders and various cultures and socio-economic groups are portrayed in media texts


Writing and Other Ways of Representing

Students will be expected to create texts collaboratively and independently, using a variety of forms for a range of audiences and purposes

  • demonstrate skills in constructing a range of texts for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • analyse and reflect on others’ responses to their writing and audiovisual productions and consider those responses in creating new pieces