This bundle contains three of my best media lessons Read Any Image
, Analyzing Editorial Cartoons, and How Marketers Target Kids.
This bundle offers tons of interactive, student-driven lessons that have will have your kids engaged and working. Each of these lessons sells for $3.50 each.
Read Any Image: This interactive, attention-grabbing lesson plan provides everything you need to teach your students the importance of visuals and how to “read” them. Students will learn to consider an image as a type of writing product. I have included a guiding PPT, links to provocative videos, organizers for guided note-taking, directions for building an image bank tailored to your students, exit slip, and homework. This plan is a great foundational lesson for a unit on media literacy or visual argument, or a fun, critical thinking, filler lesson between units. Check out my other media lesson How Marketers Target Kids . You will need to access magazines or hte internet to create an image bank for your students to use before you teach this lesson.
Analyzing Editorial Cartoons: This interactive, attention-grabbing lesson plan provides everything you need to teach your students how to read and analyze editorial cartoons. Students will learn the SEAL-I method using direct instruction and guided practice with a graphic organizer. Perfect for ELA or Social Studies. I have included a guiding PPT, links to interactive websites to help you and your students understand and practice the strategy, a graphic organizer to assist students with their work, a set of related politcal cartoon focusing on Brown vs. Board of Education, and an exit slip. This plan is a great foundational lesson for a unit on media literacy or visual argument, or a fun, critical thinking, filler lesson between units. Check out my other media lessons How Marketers Target Kids and Visual Literacy.
How Marketers Target Kids: This is NOT persuasive strategies such as plain folks and bandwagon, but actual ad placement and targeted strategies to reach and influence young people. Students read an LATimes story on Disney's ban on junk food advertising and then form homegroups to learn about various marketing strategies including buzz marketing, placement in schools, brand recognition, etc. Students then move into jigsaw groups to share strategy information. Learning assessment is a 2-3 paragraph essay based on a prompt.