MLE & Common Core Standards

In NAMLE’s Educator’s Guide to Media Literacy and The Common Core State Standards, we discuss the Common Core standards in English Language Arts (ELA) & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and provide several foundational connections to media literacy education with examples and discussion questions for educators.

The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) believes that media literacy education—the process of teaching how to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and communicate using media in all of its forms—supports many of the most challenging goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

Media literacy engages in the thoughtful understanding of all texts in our media environment, including print, visual, audio, interactive, and digital texts. Media literate students are able to decode and comprehend texts, which allows them to analyze and evaluate texts for credibility, point of view, values, varying interpretation, and the context in which they are made, including institutional and economic contexts.

Incorporating media literacy education into, specifically, English Language Arts (ELA) practices, supports the focus of the CCSS on analysis, digital creation, and the use of nonprint texts.

Other Media Literacy Education & CCSS Resources

Below are examples of how some of our members are connecting CCSS to their MLE practice.