Synopses & Reviews
Designed to help elementary school teachers develop their students' media literacy skillsthe ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of formatsthis book offers a series of 20 thematic units that show how to integrate media literacy into their existing curricula. Each unit's lesson or activity includes a statement of the rationale behind it, specific objectives, content goals, materials, procedures, grade-appropriate adaptations, and assessment tools, which are usually student handouts. The Media-Savvy Student
is developed around student-centered teaching, inquiry-based education, problem solving in cooperative learning, and alternatives to standardized testing.
A teacher's resource guide for helping elementary students learn media literacy skills in a series of 20 thematic units.
About the Author
is an associate professor at Bradley University. She teaches and advises undergraduate and graduate students majoring in teacher education, and has published and presented papers on media literacy at national and international conferences. Hong Cheng
is an associate professor at Bradley University where he teaches advertising, journalism, and mass communication theory courses. They both live in Peoria, Illinois.