A special education co-teacher in an integrated elementary classroom describes key aspects of media literacy pedagogy for all students, including opportunities for critical analysis and creative media production. After elementary school students learned about author’s craft, purpose, theme/message, three types of writing, and target audience, they began looking at these elements using Super Bowl ads and participated in rich discussions which demonstrated their analysis and reflection on advertising. Students created a book trailer project, working in small groups to create videos to promote a book written by a local author and illustrator. Such work bridges gaps in social-emotional development, communication skills, and critical thinking skills for all learners.
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Festa, K. (2017). The Book Trailer Project: Media Production within an integrated classroom. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 9(2), 105-113. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2019-09-02-08
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