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Media Literacy in Every Classroom introduces the process of media literacy and powerful ways to use it in virtually any K–12 classroom. Written by two longtime leaders in media literacy education, this Quick Reference Guide addresses recent concerns about the effects of media on democracy, public policy, and culture by outlining an inquiry-based approach that teaches students how to think without telling them what to think. You’ll find key questions for teachers and students to ask when analyzing media messages and creating their own media along with nearly 50 classroom strategies to foster the development of media literacy in various subject areas—including specific applications for social studies, English/language arts, STEM, health, and the arts—and to integrate media literacy into research projects, exploration of real-word connections, and classroom assessment.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2017) 8 1/2" x 11", 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.