Today in my "Dramatic Modes of the English Language Arts" class we're focusing on media literacy. I'm adding a few new components to the unit this go 'round. We'll overtly discuss the fourth domain of the state certification test for secondary English teachers, which focuses on oral communication and media literacy. We'll also look at websites for NAMLE (National Association of Media Literacy Education) and the Media Awareness Network. These sites will supplement my typically Aristotelian take on how to analyze persuasive messages of all kinds and readings from Christel and Sullivan's cool book Lesson Plans for Creating Media-Rich Classrooms.
OK, OK. I admit it. I just needed a placeholder to keep my hyperlinks so they'd be in one spot, and the blog seemed like as good a place as any. However, as comics and graphic novels are media products, or artifacts, depending on how you look at it, they can and should be viewed through the lens of media literacy -- just not only through that lens, of course.