In today's fast paced technology focused world we need to give students the tools to process all of the information they are exposed to each day. Students do not receive all of their information through books anymore, they have moved into using digital tools to find out about topics. It is important that educators help students navigate through this new digital world they belong to with purposeful digital citizenship and media awareness lessons.
This file on media literacy includes an anchor chart on media and types of media. There is a printer friendly version of the anchor chart to use as an entry in an interactive notebook. It also includes a chart where students list examples of media and their purpose.
This Media Literacy Unit will have your students analyzing media elements in food packaging and determining target audiences and how they are targeted. They will take what they learn and create their own cereal boxes using the elements they learned. Rubric for assessment included as well.
Prepare to be amazed as your students turn their favourite picture books into action packed movie posters with a little Media Magic help! This tried and true unit was created to help busy primary teachers cover Media Literacy in a fun and easy way. Media Magic can be completed in less than a week, or over several. This unit works exceptionally well with titles from Blue Spruce™ and Silver Birch®, both part of Canada’s largest recreational reading program, The Forest of Reading®.