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Close Reading the Media : Literacy Lessons and Activities for Every Month of the School Year - Frank Baker

Close Reading the Media

Literacy Lessons and Activities for Every Month of the School Year

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Teach middle school students to become savvy consumers of the TV, print, and online media bombarding them every day. In this practical book copublished by Routledge and MiddleWeb, media literacy expert Frank Baker offers thematic, timely lessons for every month of the school year, so you can engage students in learning by having them analyse the real world around them. Topics covered include critiquing the messages behind Superbowl ads, Christmas toy commercials, fall political campaigns, and more. Through these lessons, students will learn to read the medipa more closely and will improve their critical thinking skills. The book also offers classroom-ready handouts you can use immediately.

"What student would not want to explore and deconstruct media messages from the latest TV season, Super Bowl ads, popular film, toy commercials, award shows, popular songs, news photographs, and MAD magazine cover parodies? Frank Baker makes essential media literacy concepts accessible, presents ideas to inspire creativity and offers practical strategies to hook young learners in critical thought. Interdisciplinary and jam-packed with resources, important question checklists and engaging, relevant, standards-aligned ideas for active learning, Close Reading the Media is a timely go-to volume for classroom teachers as well as teacher librarians." --Joyce Valenza, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University, SC&I "Fans of the amazing Frank Baker will be thrilled with this collection of Frank's "greatest hits"! The lessons that Frank provides are so valuable and so needed by today's teachers who are trying to help their students navigate our current roller-coaster media world. This book is arriving just in time-thank you, Frank!" --William Kist, PhD, Professor, Kent State University

Introduction January-A Closer Look at Superbowl Commercials February-Learning from the Oscars March-Being Savvy About Health Promos April-Understanding Docudramas May-The Importance of Iconic News Images June-Visual Literacy Through Photography September-Getting Started with Media Literacy October-Looking at Political Campaigns November-Analyzing Christmas Toy Ads December-"Reading" the Big Box Office Hits Appendices

ISBN: 9781138216006
ISBN-10: 1138216003
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 154
Published: 5th March 2017
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 17.1
Weight (kg): 0.46