Teaching Youth to Critically Read and Create Media- Second Edition
Appendix A. MediaLit Kit Framework
appendix a MediaLit Kit™ Framework Center for Media Literacy’s MediaLit Kit™ Core concepts Key questions Questions to guide young children 1. All media messages are “constructed” Who created this message? What is this? How is this put together? 2. Media messages are con- structed using a creative language with its own rules What techniques are used to attract my attention? What do I see, hear, smell, touch, or taste? What do I like or dislike about this? 3. Different people experience the same media message differently How might different people understand this message differently from me? What do I think and feel about this? What might other people think and feel about this? 224 media literacy is elementary Core concepts Key questions Questions to guide young children 4. Media have embedded values and points of view What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message? What does this tell me about how other people live and believe? Is anything or anyone left out? 5. Media are organized to gain proﬁt and/or power Why was this message sent? Is this trying to tell me something? Is this trying to sell me something?
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