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English Language Arts Grade 2
Speaking and Listening Standard 1
Students will learn about the different forms of media, such as newspapers, radio, and television.
Students need to understand the meaning of the term “media” according to this definition:
“All the means of communication, such as newspapers, radio, and television that provide the public with news, entertainment, etc., usually containing advertising.”
1. Demonstrate a positive learning attitude.
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written, and nonverbal form.
Invitation to Learn
In small groups, complete the sheet What Product Am I?
Example: weather forecast, sports scores, informational advertising, etc.
Discuss what was learned and how that information could be used. Discuss how media can affect us in a positive way.
Hurst, J.B. (1972). Discovery teaching and increased student motivation. ERIC #ED088807
Abstract of research pointing out that significant differences were found between initial and post instructional student interest in a subject when discovery learning was used.
Levy, Yiftach. (n.d.). The effects of background music on learning: a review of recent literature. Education 690 Syllabus: San Diego State University. San Diego, CA (Available at http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/ED690MJ/Examples/LitRev/Levy.htm)
An online article citing research confirming that loud, cacophonous music impedes learning, while some music may be helpful in the learning process.
Roberts, D.F., (1999). Kids and Media @ the New Millennium: A Kaiser Family Foundation Report. A Comprehensive National Analysis of Children’s Media Use ERIC #ED445369
This study examined media use patterns among a large, nationally representative sample of children ages 2-18, and explored how children choose and interact with the whole array of media available to them, including television, movies, computers, music, video games, radio, magazines, books, and newspapers.