Media Literacy: Communication - The Key To Success
Sixth graders explore a vacation destination. Groups of pupils design a vacation brochure to capture the attention of potential travelers. They write a descriptive and persuasive paragraph about the vacation destination for the brochure.
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Vantage Point: Multiple Perspective
Explore current events through multiple lenses by comparing social media coverage with a national news article. Although you can easily apply this to a more recent event, this analysis focuses on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, CO. Learners...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Perspectives and Point of View: Engaging Scenario Unit 1
In groups Middle schoolers work together to analyze texts and author's perspective across media types. They read the Langston Hughes poem, "I Look at the World" and speeches from JFK and MLK. They create a multi-media presentation...
6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Research Project Embedded with Media Literacy
Here is a phenomenal language arts lesson on media literacy for your middle and high schoolers. In it, learners produce a research product in the form of a public service announcement (PSA). First, they view examples of these PSA's to...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Social Media Madness
Tired of seeing u instead of you and 2 instead of too? Teach your pupils how to write for an academic setting by asking them to correct these six social media posts that are full of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and text speak.
5th - 9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Professor Garfield Forms of Media
Keep your class from falling for advertising and help them discover various types of media with a comic strip that includes interactive elements. Learners get to read a story, identify types of media, and help a character develop a video.
3rd - 8th 21st Century Skills
Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising
Commercial advertising—we can't get away from it, but do we realize just how often we are being advertised to? With this lesson, scholars analyze mass media to identify how its techniques influence our daily lives. Learners browse...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
EdTech Tuesdays: Student-Driven Apps & Social Media with Brad Wilson
You've heard of apps for students, but have you heard of an app made by students? Listen as 4th grade teacher and EdTech consultant Brad Wilson discusses a student-driven app of writing prompts called Things to Think About, as well as...
2 mins Pre-K - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable