Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
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According the National Association for Media Literacy Education: The purpose of media literacy education is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in todays world. Media (or Cine) literacy is a repertoire of competences that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and forms. Education for media literacy often uses an inquiry-based pedagogic model that encourages people to ask questions about what they watch, hear, and read. Media literacy education provides tools to help people critically analyze messages, offers opportunities for learners to broaden their experience of media, and helps them develop creative skills in making their own media messages.Conceptual StrandAll students must understand, analyze and use multi-media technology in all facets of life to keep pace with society and ensure lifelong learning. Guiding QuestionHow can students understand, analyze and use multi-media technology to keep pace with society and ensure lifelong learning?
Grade Level Expectation
Analyze media for their ability to inform, persuade, and entertain.
Examine the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media.
Recognize how visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
Apply and adapt the principles of written composition to create coherent media productions.
Check For Understanding
Interpret how the sounds, images, and words used in television, radio, film, and the Internet are used to support the purpose of the production; evaluate the…
Identify, analyze, and discuss the relationship between the visual (e.g., media images, painting, film, graphic arts) and the verbal in media and explain how…
Identify visual and sound techniques and design elements (e.g., special effects, camera angles, lighting, and music in television/film or layout, pictures, and…
Present a clearly identifiable, explicit message, using visual, audio, and graphic effects and interactive features.
Demonstrate an awareness of audience needs through choice of medium and the selection of images, words, and sounds.
Consider potential audience reaction (e.g., being aware of verbal and nonverbal cues given by the audience during a presentation) to improve media productions.
State Performance Indicator
Choose the most appropriate medium for a prescribed purpose and audience.
Select the visual image that best reinforces a viewpoint or enhances a presentation.
Identify the purpose of a medium (i.e., to inform, to persuade, to entertain, to describe).
Draw an inference from a non-print medium.
Choose the statement that best summarizes/communicates the message presented by a medium.
Identify the type of conflict (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) represented in a non-print medium.