Spoken Language 12

Curriculum Competencies

Using oral, written, visual, and digital texts, students are expected individually and collaboratively to be able to:

Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)

  • Understand and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view
  • Understand the diversity within and across First Peoples societies as represented in texts
  • Use information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources
  • Evaluate the relevance, accuracy, and reliability of texts
  • Select and apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to transform thinking
  • Understand and appreciate how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts reflect a variety of purposes, audiences, and messages
  • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to analyze ideas within, between, and beyond texts
  • Identify and understand the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
  • Appreciate and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities
  • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world
  • Evaluate how techniques and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact
  • Create and communicate (writing, speaking, representing)
  • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and transform thinking
  • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways
  • Select and apply speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes
  • Select and apply appropriate spoken language formats for an intended purpose
  • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Express and support an opinion with evidence to achieve purpose
  • Evaluate and refine oral texts to improve clarity, effectiveness, and impact
  • Use acknowledgements and citations to recognize intellectual property rights
  • Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles

MediaSmarts Resources

Advertising and Male Violence

Beyond Media Messages: Media Portrayal of Global Development

Bias and Crime in Media

Digital Outreach for Civic Engagement

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Diversity and Media Ownership

Fact Versus Opinion

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

Individuality vs. Conformity

Magazine Production

Making Media for Democratic Citizenship

Marketing to Teens: Alternate Ads

Marketing to Teens: Gender Roles in Advertising

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

Marketing to Teens: Marketing Tactics

Marketing to Teens: Parody Ads - Lesson

Marketing to Teens: Talking Back

Online Cultures and Values

Remixing Media

Unpacking Privilege

Watching the Elections

Who’s Telling My Story?

You Be the Editor


MediaSmarts Resources

Students are expected to know the following:

Text forms and genres

Creative spoken genres

Text features and structures

  • Oral language features and structures
  • form, function, and genre of texts
  • features and structures of First Peoples texts
  • narrative structures found in First Peoples texts
  • issues related to the ownership of First Peoples

oral texts and protocols for their use

  • the legal status of First Peoples oral tradition in Canada

Strategies and processes

  • multimodal writing strategies
  • metacognitive strategies
  • writing processes
  • reading strategies
  • oral language strategies
  • presentation techniques

Language features, structures, and conventions

  • features of oral language
  • elements of style
  • usage and conventions
  • citation techniques
  • literary elements and devices
  • literal and figurative meaning


Broadcasting Codes

Camera Shots

Digital Storytelling for Civic Engagement

Fact Versus Opinion

Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!

How to Analyze the News

Individuality vs. Conformity

Political Cartoons

Remixing Media

Suffragettes and Iron Ladies

The Citizen Reporter

You Be the Editor