Reflection: Standards Alignment Information Literacy: Laying the groundwork for determining and evaluating evidence based claims (1 of 2) - Section 2: Viewing the documentary


Common Core has changed lots of things about my classroom.  One of those is a focus on multimedia.  I've never been one for watching full length movies, but today's documentary we watched in its entirety.  Documentary is a wonderful film genre to teach argumentative skills.  I couldn't believe how often I stopped the film in it's first 30 minutes to talk about a claim or evidence with the students.  The subject is certainly applicable to them, but opening up the dialogue about this subject through film and then print was the right way to go.  Certainly, this generation of teenagers is better versed in "reading" visual rhetoric than I ever was.  Whether it is Twitter, Facebook, the Internet, YouTube, TV or Prezi, my students are constantly reading visual rhetoric.  I am hoping they are able to see the transfer of skills regardless of the type of text they are evaluating.  I'm eager to see how they feel about tomorrow's article.  

  Importance of multimedia
  Standards Alignment: Importance of multimedia
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Information Literacy: Laying the groundwork for determining and evaluating evidence based claims (1 of 2)

Unit 3: Electronic Privacy
Lesson 4 of 5

Objective: SWBAT identify a claim and evidence in a text and draw conclusions about them by analyzing and taking notes on a documentary.

Big Idea: Can students treat a documentary just like an argumentative print text?

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