Library Lesson: Media Literacy & Persuasion - 6g Essential Literacy Unit 3

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Grade Levels
5th - 6th
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Students will truly understand Media Literacy when they create their own media message! This 4-visit Library Lesson Unit focuses on 3 basic questions of Media Lit: Who created this message? Why is this message being created? How does this message get my attention?

This unit can be used different ways: with fixed/scheduled library classes; or as a flex-schedule collaborative unit supporting the ELA study of persuasive text; or as a flex-schedule collaborative unit you can customize for any Subject area.


  1. Developing Media Literacy Through a Persuasive Project
    Introduction of PACE problem solving model and planning persuasive booktalk with current library book & Combination Notes worksheet; students can choose from 3 different product options.
  2. Acquiring Images to Gain the Attention of our Audience
    Students create storyboards & download copyright free images from 3 chosen websites; TASL citation for images.
  3. The “Art” of Persuasion – Creating the Visual Booktalk
    Students create visual booktalks with their own drawings or with the images they downloaded at prior visit.
  4. Did I Convince You? Evaluating Persuasive Visual Booktalks
    Gallery walk of displayed booktalks & students evaluate 2 other forms than the one they created.

This product package contains:

  • NSLS- & CCSS-aligned Lesson Plan
  • 4 animated slide presentations (12,12,11,9) [files as PPTX & ODP for Google slides]
  • 4 sets of PDF presentation notes
  • 5 PDF worksheets & 1 PDF template
  • Examples of 3 visual booktalk product options
  • 2 MP4 videos

You'll love using this School Library Lesson Unit that helps students understand the concept of Media Literacy from a positive creating their own media message visual booktalk.

Total Pages
100 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.
Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.


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