The book: Arthur's TV Trouble to introduce the concept of media literacy. The book is perfect for showing students how media creates a particular message, spin, tools of persuasion, and how to evaluate messages based on our own experiences. Meets Social Studies IRP: Describe ways student us technologies
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.
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.