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Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth

Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth

[ 0 ] October 19, 2014

Resource Link: Campaign Ads: Helping Students Find the Truth Description: If politicians have a “license to lie” in campaign advertising, how are our students going to know who and what to believe? Critical thinking skills, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker, who shares insights and resources tied to Common Core and social studies standards. Resource […]

News photo of Obama used in close reading activity

Close reading: visual literacy through photography

[ 0 ] September 7, 2014

Resource Link: Close reading: visual literacy through photography Description: Frank W. Baker demonstrates a close reading of a photo (right), and provides questions teachers may use to facilitate critical analysis of the image by students.     Resource submitted by NAMLE Lifetime Member Frank W. Baker Frank W. Baker is a media literacy education consultant and […]

Frank Baker and Kara Clayton at Michigan Council of Teachers of English conference in 2013

Michigan Conference Features NAMLE Media Educators

[ 0 ] October 9, 2013

NAMLE members Frank Baker and Kara Clayton were featured presenters October 4 at the Michigan Council of Teachers of English’s annual conference held at the Kellogg Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University. The theme of the one-day conference was “Media and Cultural Literacy in the 21st Century:  Transforming English Language Arts while […]

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for "To Kill A Mockingbird" Courtroom Scene

Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene

[ 0 ] January 11, 2013

Resource Links: Lesson Plan: Creating A Floor Plan for “To Kill A Mockingbird” Courtroom Scene Description Considering that the new Common Core ELA standards make a direct reference to choices made by a film director, here is an activity that challenges students to create the “floor plan” of a pivotal scene from “To Kill A […]

Film Analysis: NCTE 2012, Slideshare Presentation

Film Analysis: NCTE 2012, Slideshare Presentation

[ 0 ] December 1, 2012

On Friday November 16, Frank Baker joined fellow media educators Faith Rogow and Cyndy Scheibe on a panel at the NCTE 2012 conference entitled “Visual Literacy: Reading For Meaning in a Multimedia World.” Frank’s part of the panel was an introduction to film analysis. Since many of you teach film, and many more were not able to attend, he has uploaded his presentation to share.

Buy Me That: A Toy Advertising/Media Literacy Lesson Plan

Buy Me That: A Toy Advertising/Media Literacy Lesson Plan

[ 0 ] November 12, 2012

In 1990, HBO, in a collaboration with Consumer Reports Television, aired the first of three half-hour specials about children and advertising. The programs pulled back the curtain on many of the techniques and tricks used in TV commercials. Since the programs were clearly teaching “media literacy,” they became popular with teachers and media educators alike.