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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, ...

When Are Questions the Answer? Teaching Students How to Analyze Media Messages
When are questions the answer? Teaching students how to analyze media messages

One of the most rewarding experiences for a teacher is to see students’ “Aha!” moments, those transformative times when a new insight is realized or a new skill is mastered that influences future learning forever. The “deep reading” that media literacy education brings to documents often provides such moments.

In the approach to analysis laid out in this chapter, teachers act as facilitators and models for students' decoding work so that students acquire and improve their own capacity for inquiry. Mastering this method is a defining skill for inquiry-based media literacy educators.

The Fusion of Decoding, Comprehension, and Analysis

The process of analyzing media documents ...

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