Digital activities and media are in our classrooms, and like with anything else, videos must be meaningful. In today’s post, Melissa and Lauralee break down how they make the most of every movie or clip.
Movies should not be blow-off days. Instead, use movies purposefully to scaffold texts and to provide background information. Use movies to structure analytical questions and model deeper thinking skills. To read more about showing meaningful videos, read more at Reading and Writing Haven.
Model critical thinking with students as you watch videos, clips, and commercials. Incorporate videos as part of a lesson instead of simply making them the lesson, as media literacy must be part of students’ learning. For discussion starters, read Lauralee’s post at Language Arts Classroom.