Lesson Plan

Integrating Media Studies into a Grade 10 English Program

An English grade 10 differentiated unit of study for Media Studies and Oral Communication with a focus on how sound is used by various media.  The Sound / Listening unit includes material that is engaging for students (and their 21st century skills), uses Wiggins and McTighe’s Understanding by Design, and includes a variety of assessments (for/of/as learning).  Students prepare a podcast as their unit culminating task, leading to the course culminating task of creating a radio variety show (2D) or radio play (2P).  Also included are resources for an overall English program with both integrated media activities and stand-alone units.