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Teacher Resources by Grade
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|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Introducing Basic Media Literacy Education Skills with Greeting Cards
|Grades||5 – 6|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 50-minute sessions|
Fredonia, New York
Grades 3 – 6 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Using different writing/drawing materials (e.g., markers, color pencils, pastels, etc.), students learn how to communicate different moods and/or feelings to support their written ideas and how authors do the same through their work.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students explore the genre of posters, review informational writing and visual design, and then design poster presentations to share in class or at a school-wide fair.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan
Students will be introduced to persuasive techniques used in advertising, analyze advertising, and explore the concepts of demographics, marketing for a specific audience, and dynamic advertising.
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
Doodle Splash combines the process of drawing with analytical thinking by pairing online drawing with writing prompts that encourage students to make connections between their visual designs and the text.
Grades K – 8 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
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.
Grades K – 5 | Strategy Guide
This strategy guide focuses on persuasive writing and offers specific methods on how you can help your students use it to improve their critical writing and thinking skills.
Grades 3 – 12 | Professional Library | Position Statement
This resolution discusses that understanding the new media and using them constructively and creatively actually requires developing a new form of literacy and new critical abilities "in reading, listening, viewing, and thinking."
Grades K – 8 | Professional Library | Book
This resource shows how to use television, movies, video games, music, magazines, and other media to motivate students and enhance literacy learning.
Grades 3 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
Discover ways to integrate visual arts and technology in your English language arts classroom.
ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS
Grades 3 – 8 | Activity & Project
Everyone loves getting a greeting card, especially if it’s homemade. Make a funny or thoughtful greeting card or invitation with pictures and a poem, joke, or riddle.