In 2003, 2005 and 2006, I conducted “Best Practices” workshops for K-12 teachers on behalf of the SC State Department of Education. My teaching approach is three-pronged: start with visual literacy; secondly address advertising; and lastly the moving images.  My workshops involve close reading media messages and include many hands-on, interactive activities. I  welcome inquiries regarding my professional development workshops for schools/districts/conferences.  Frank W Baker

Recommended Books for: Elementary Library Collections;  Secondary Library Collections

See also: Short Video Clips for Teaching Media Literacy

Available curricula online:

Media Literacy

MIL Curriculum
For Teachers
Image result for newsela Teacher’s Guide to Teaching Media Literacy download materials here.
Media: Between The Lines
SPOT Media Literacy Primer Book Toolkit: Media & Digital Education
Truth in Reality Media Advocacy Toolkit 
See Janenew series of lessons MediaLit Moments:
lesson plan archive

Link to curriculum.
Birth of Image: A Concise Guide To Media Literacy
Getting Inside the Box: A Media Literacy Toolkit for Adult Learners
Media Revealed:
Understanding Our Media Diet

Know TV

Media Literacy Survival Guide

PBS NewsHour Extra.
Link to curriculum.
‘Switch On!’
Teacher’s Library For Media Literacy Media Studies
A Guide to Effective Instruction:
Media Literacy
Project SMARTart
download the PDF files Media Handbook Image result for center for media literacyLiteracy for the 21st Century (CML):
1st Edition: Construction
2nd Edition: Construction & Deconstruction
Think Literacy:
Cross Curricular

Image result for common sense mediaCommon Sense in the Classroom: A Media Literacy Guide
Media Studies Curricula
Topic: Media  Evaluation
Topic: Stereotype and Bias
 Mind Over Media
(Court TV)
Media Literacy For Global Citizenship

Recommended DVD/videos:

Writing About Media (Media Education Foundation, 2008)

Media Literacy Toolbox (New Mexico ML Project, 2008)

Understanding Media Literacy: Asking MORE Questions (Carmelina Films, 2008)

Media Smart  Strategies for Analyzing Media (McDougal Littel, 2007)

Understanding Media Literacy (2007)  Films Media Group

Media Literacy For Teens (2007)
produced in short segments–all designed to introduce the critical thinking questions to the high school audience (“I like this one.” Frank Baker)

Teaching Media Literacy: Asking Questions (2006)

Research Skills: Media Literacy
(23 minutes) Grades 7-12
Producer: Schlessinger Media  Distributor:

Media Literacy: The Audience
Media Literacy: Creating Media
Media Literacy: Ethics
(all of the above produced by First Light Video Publishing)

Discovering Language Arts:    Beginning Media Literacy (3rd-5th) ISBN: 1-59527-792-7
Producer: Discovery Education   Intermediate Media Literacy (6th-8th) ISBN: 1-59527-694-7
Analyzing Media Influences (9th-12th) ISBN: 1-59527-804-4

Assignment Media Literacy
Elementary      Middle     High

Scanning Television 2     “I know of no other product as good as Scanning Television….
Rich, relevant content, packaged in a way that makes it easy for classroom teachers
to integrate into instruction. Two thumbs up…way up!”  (Frank Baker’s original testimonial)

Media Literacy: TV- What You Don’t See (In The Mix series)

The New Normal: Get the News? (In The Mix series)

Tuning Into Media: Literacy For the Information Age (part onepart two)

Know TV promotes analysis of non-fiction TV by students in grades 6-12

Recommended textstextbooks

Recommended journals/periodicals:  see also SAGE’s Communications & Media Studies titles
(related recommendations for K-12 here)

Critical Studies in Media Communication

Journal of Popular Film and Television

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