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  1. Media Literacy in the F-12, Updated and Expanded Second Edition

    Today's average youth spends over 10 hours a day consuming media. Aided by technology, young people can instantly share and engage with media messages to find answers, get directions, shop or connect with friends. But access alone doesn't lead to critical thinking. Media are texts, designed to be read, analysed, deconstructed and reconstructed. Understanding how to interpret advertising messages, check for bias or avoid stereotyping are among the skills students need to become knowledgeable consumers and producers of media. This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.

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    A$55.95
  2. Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom: Building Literacy and Comprehension

    Teaching graphic novels in the classroom describes different methods teachers may use to begin teaching graphic literature to new readers. The first chapter is dedicated to the history of the medium and runs from the earliest days of comic books through the growing popularity of graphic novels. It includes profiles of early creators and the significance of certain moments throughout history that chart the evolution of graphic literature. Chapters 2-8 focus on different genres and include an analysis and lessons for 1-2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions and essay topics. Chapter 9 allows students to create their own graphic novel, with guidance.

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    A$39.95

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