Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
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
Recognize the purpose of media is to inform, persuade, and/or entertain.
Enhance oral presentations and/or written work with a visual medium.
Check For Understanding
Understand the main idea in a visual medium (e.g., pictures, cartoons, posters).
Experience and respond to a variety of media (e.g., books, audio, video, ipods, computers, illustrations).
Visit libraries/media centers and regularly check out materials.
Begin to utilize technology to create publications and presentations.