ERIC Number: ED194867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Mass Media Can Teach Reading and Writing Too.
As a part of the language arts curriculum, a mass media course can be structured so that it teaches reading and writing along with information about media. Young people should understand that media have the power to inform, entertain, persuade, and propagandize. A sample course can be based on current books and articles written about the media and divided into three week units on film, television, newspaper, radio, and popular music. A technique that has worked well in such a class is to begin each class with ten minutes of news brought in by students. Other projects that have proven successful with students are student produced commercials on videotape, student produced newspapers, and student conducted research on popular music groups. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the combined Annual Meeting of the Secondary School English Conference and the Conference on English Education (Omaha, NE, March 27-29, 1980).