Welcome to the Teacher Tools for Children's Literature & Media

Professional development

Professional Resources for literature and literacy - articles, essays, models

Supporting Resources

Facilitating learning in literature

Teacher Reflection Ideas -

Curriculum development and planning

Introductory information - what's literature, beliefs, model...

Assessment

Activities

Activities or tasks for students to participate in to facilitate their literacy. Using information about genre and story elements is critical for this to be achieved.

Pre Reading Activities - may be continued during and post

While Reading Activities

Post Reading Activities

Book related activities with instructional plans

Media Literacy

Multimedia as communicative events related to - Multiple forms of literacy: Teaching literacy and the arts. Piazza, Carolyn L. (1999).

Advocacy for Freedom of Information

 

 

 

Research:

  • 52% believed a video - that claimed to show ballot stuffing in 2016 Democratic primaries, was strong evidence of voter fraud in the U.S. It was actually shot in Russia.
  • 66% of students couldn't tell the difference between news stories and ads labeled sponsered events on a news site's homepage.
  • 96% of students did not consider why ties between a climate change website and the fossil fuel industry might lessen the websites credibility.

Source: Stanford University 2019 evaluation of 3,446 high school students in urban & suburban schools in 14 states.

 


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Everyone is a source,
What is credible?

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