Academic Standard

Tennessee Diploma Project
English Language Arts
Grade range: 
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?
Elements within this Standard
Grade Level Expectation
Recognize that media can be a source of information and/or entertainment.
Use media to publish and present information.
Check For Understanding
Use media to access information (e.g., online catalog, nonfiction books, encyclopedias, Internet).
Use media to enhance reports and oral presentations.
Understand the main idea or message in a visual image (e.g., pictures, cartoons, weather reports on television, newspapers, photographs).
Visit libraries/media centers and regularly check out materials.
State Performance Indicator
Determine the main idea in a visual image.
Select the most appropriate medium or media for accessing information, writing a report, or making a presentation.
Recognize the sort of information available through a specific medium (e.g., the accent and emotion through audio; visual images through videos).
Choose the most effective medium to enhance a short oral presentation (e.g., still pictures, a model, short video clip, recording).