Media Literacy

Tuesdays are the days that I plan with grade levels. We plan two weeks at a time and we have 90 minutes. Most of the time, it’s actually pretty fun! We look at the student expectations bundled together in the upcoming unit and plan lessons/charts/activities/assessments that will support those SEs.

Yesterday, second grade planned out their unit on media literacy. Media literacy is a relatively new-ish idea in our standards. It was added a few years ago, but has only recently begun to be tested, so there are not many materials out there to support it. Fortunately, media is everywhere!

Teachers are going to save their materials from home to use in their classrooms. We included learning experiences like evaluating advertisements, commercials, magazines, and even cereal boxes for the techniques used by the writers.

We planned this anchor chart to start off with. I’m excited to see how this unit goes!

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  1. Bookmarked this post!

    We have to create an advertisement as part of our reading curriculum. Ho-hum, but I let the kids create their own invention, which makes the buy-in much higher.

    But, last Friday we had a little 'goods and services day' as part of our class economy…and they made signs advertising their shops. 100% better!

    Thanks for the ideas.

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