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Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards

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Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards

Grades 5 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Susan Spangler

Susan Spangler

Fredonia, New York

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Art materials/old magazines for creating images for your postcard, or access to clip art or computer images

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Postcard Creator

Grades   K – 8  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Postcard Creator

The Postcard Creator helps students learn to identify all the typical parts of a postcard, and then generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. After printing their texts, students can illustrate the front of their postcards in a variety of ways, including drawing, collage, and stickers.

 

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PREPARATION

  1. Collect greeting cards (both traditional paper cards and online cards) from various holidays or events—St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, Diwali, Independence Day, Sweetest Day, Halloween, children’s birthday, bar mitzvah/ bat mitzvah.
  2. Familiarize yourself with the Postcard Creator from ReadWriteThink Student Interactives.
  3. Gather old magazines for clippings and other art supplies for student use.
  4. Make copies of handouts and rubric for students:

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