I. While Reading Activities
- media |ˈmēdēə| noun 1 (usually the media) [treated as singular or plural] the main means of mass communication (broadcasting, publishing, and the Internet), regarded collectively: their demands were publicized by the media | [as modifier] : the campaign won media attention.
- literacy |ˈlidərəsēˈlitrəsē| noun the ability to read and write.
- curate |ˌkyo͝oˈrātˈkyo͝oˌrāt| verb [with object] • select, organize, and present (online content, merchandise, information, etc.), typically using professional or expert knowledge: nearly every major news organization is using Twitter’s new lists feature to curate tweets about the earthquake | (as adjective curated) : a curated alternative to the world’s most popular video portal.
- critically |ˈkridəklē| adverb 1 in a way that expresses disapproval: a designer spoke critically of capitalism.
- foster |ˈfôstərˈfästər| verb [with object] 1 encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good): the teacher’s task is to foster learning.
- edible |ˈedəb(ə)l| adjective fit to be eaten (often used to contrast with unpalatable or poisonous examples): nasturtium seeds are edible.
- jubilant |ˈjo͞obələnt| adjective feeling or expressing great happiness and triumph.
- defiant |dəˈfīənt| adjective showing defiance: she was in a defiant mood. ;in a manner that shows open resistance or bold disobedience:
- consumption |kənˈsəm(p)SH(ə)n| noun• the reception of information or entertainment, especially by a mass audience: his confidential speech was not meant for public consumption.
- vulnerable |ˈvəln(ə)rəb(ə)l| adjective susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm: we were in a vulnerable position | small fish are vulnerable to predators.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
Basic media literacy skills are like a second alphabet for the digital age.
Media literacy, like any other skill, can benefit from a strong foundation in the early years.
A way to build media literacy skills beginning in preschool.
Reading Comprehension: Identify The Speakers
- Faith Rogow, an expert in early childhood literacy and the founding president of the National Association for Media Literacy Education: “Think of it like driving, We’re not going to turn over the car keys to our toddlers, so we aren’t exactly teaching them to drive yet, but they are learning about rules of the road from what we do.”
- Jimmeka Anderson, media literacy educator and doctoral student at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. “With active reading, parents do not read the words in the book. “As you go through the pictures in the book, you’re asking questions like, ‘What color is this bear? What do you think the bear is going to do?’”
- Ian O’Byrne is a digital literacy researcher, former grade school teacher and father of two. “These algorithms make decisions about our lives…We started to wonder, when should we start talking to individuals about algorithms and power and about trust and truth in these tools? How do we explain this to our kids?”
- Kelly Mendoza, the senior director of education programs at Common Sense Media.“Parents often don’t realize that their children are taking in news through these platforms.”