Media Literacy for Canadian Students Grades 2-3 - Understanding Texts and Media Forms
Summers, Eleanor M.
Students will understand media texts; understand media forms and techniques; create media texts with the 7 media texts activities, 2 media forms and technique activities, 4 creating media texts activities, and 11 additional activities plus a teacher guide. 80 pages
In our ever-changing world, the amount of information we receive is growing constantly.
Young children need the opportunity to study forms of media and discuss how it impacts their lives. These messages can influence the ideas and reasoning of young minds. Once students have acquired the skills to look at media images critically, they will be better equipped to make decisions about the true value of the messages.
I. Understanding Media Texts Activity 1 Introducing Media Forms Activity 2 Purpose and Audience Activity 3 Interpreting Messages Activity 4 Responding to and Evaluating Texts Activity 5 Audience Response Activity 6 Point of View Activity 7 Media Purposes
II. Understanding Media Forms and Techniques Activity 1 Elements of Media Form Activity 2 Techniques in Media Forms
III. Creating Media Texts Activity 1 Specific Purpose and Audience Activity 2 Appropriate Forms of Media Texts Activity 3 Making a Media Text Activity 4 Reflecting on a Media Text