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Seeing & Believing

How to Teach Media Literacy in the English Classroom

By Mary T Christel, Ellen Krueger
Foreword by Alan B Teasley

Whether it's television, film, print, or the Internet, our world is saturated with visual images. That flow has become so persistent, so insistent, we can no longer dismiss its impact on our students' perceptions. We need to make media literacy a vital component of language arts education and equip our students to analyze and respond critically to media texts. Seeing & Believing was written to assist you with that process.

Developed as a tool to help you integrate various forms of media, Seeing & Believing offers a practical approach to basic theory in media literacy and the analysis of b...

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Whether it's television, film, print, or the Internet, our world is saturated with visual images. That flow has become so persistent, so insistent, we can no longer dismiss its impact on our students' perceptions. We need to make media literacy a vital component of language arts education and equip our students to analyze and respond critically to media texts. Seeing & Believing was written to assist you with that process.

Developed as a tool to help you integrate various forms of media, Seeing & Believing offers a practical approach to basic theory in media literacy and the analysis of both still and moving images. They include film, episodic television, and print advertising. You'll discover all kinds of strategies to help you in your analyses as well as other texts to enhance and refine your understanding of the discipline. There are also activities that clearly illustrate how these strategies are applied to particular works of literature, writing strategies, small-group work, media production, and critical-thinking skills. Best of all, Krueger and Christel provide lots of resources to help you get started, including study guides and "ready-to-teach" activities, lists of useful books and videos, and a listing of professional organizations and journals that focus on the development of media education in the U.S. and around the world.

Contents

Contents:
I. Deconstructing the Single Image
1. Strategies of Visual Composition
2. The Power of the Image: Think Different™
3. Cultural Diversity: Representation of Gender and Race in the Media
II. Analyzing the Moving Image
4. Analyzing the Moving Image: Basic Terminology
5. Analyzing the Moving Image: Strategies
III. Integrating Feature-Length Films and Episodic Television
6. Film in the Literature Class: Not Just Dessert Anymore
7. Making Connections: Literary Themes in Film
8. The Wonder Years in Literature, TV, and Film
9. Using Film to Enhance Writing
10. Developing a Film Elective Course
Appendixes:
A. Sample Course Syllabus
B. Suggestions for Genre Study
C. Study Guides
D. Options and Guidelines for a Creative Project

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