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Use media literacy to reach all students!

The Teacher's Guide to Media Literacy starts by asking, “What does it mean to be literate in today's world, and how can those literacy skills be developed?” The authors answer those questions by providing concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy across the curriculum and teach students to be independent, skilled, and reflective thinkers. Through dozens of suggested activities, teaching strategies, and lessons, this book's unique vision allows schools to: Integrate media literacy into teaching at all grade levels and core content areas; Address key education standards; Teach 21st-century skills and higher-order critical thinking; Engage students by bridging schoolwork with their lives outside the classroom

In addition to dozens of activity ideas, the text and companion website include self-reflection exercises, voices from the field, a glossary of terms, and seven annotated, original, classroom-tested lesson plans that illustrate different approaches to media literacy in the classroom. In a time of hectic schedules and ever increasing expectations, the authors help teachers reframe their instruction to focus on the skills students need to succeed in the digital age.

“Sounds Great, but I Don't Have Time!”: Getting Past the Barriers and Why It's Worth It
“Sounds great, but i don't have time!”: Getting past the barriers and why it's worth it

Given the potential benefits of media literacy education—for students, teachers, and the student-teacher relationship—why aren't more teachers doing it? If media literacy is clearly one of the key 21st-century skills that will empower students to succeed in school and after graduation, what are the barriers? And how can we get past them to integrate media literacy across the curriculum? We hope this book has filled part of the gap in teacher preparation that leaves so many educators without the knowledge or skills they need to integrate media literacy, but what about the other challenges?

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