2 Some informationThese materials are all about reading different types of text.Not all texts are written down.They might be painted, sung or acted out.A text is anything we can read, watch, look at or listen to which tells a story.
3 Where are these texts?In what other ways do you experience stories or find out information?On TVOn the radioIn the cinemaIn magazines and newspapersOn billboards
5 What next? You will use the Learner Workbook to complete the tasks. You will use PowerPoint slides to guide you through the WorkbookYou will take part in individual, paired and group activitiesYou will complete tasks based on different multimodal texts.
6 Before we start You will need to learn some new words: genre text media.
7 What is media literacy? There are three main parts to media literacy: understandingenjoyingsharing.
8 In this unit you will study… FilmsYou will:1. learn to read a film2. watch a series of short films and discuss them3. write a script for a silent film.
9 In this unit you will study… PostersYou will:1. learn to read a poster2. look at a selection of film posters and discuss what a good film poster needs3. create a poster for one of the films you have watched.
10 In this unit you will study… SongsYou will:1. listen to a selection of songs2. discuss the atmosphere a song creates and talk about the lyrics3. choose a theme song for one of the films you have watched and discuss why you chose it.This task requires the teacher to source several examples of songs.Owl City – FirefliesTaio Cruz – DynamiteGary Jules – Mad World
11 Reading media textsYou are going to follow some steps which will teach you how to get the most from different types of text.There are ten steps and you are going to try out four of them.You might already know how to do some of them.With this slide you should revisit the concept of reading media and multimodal texts.This structure has been developed by Bill Boyd and is widely accepted as the most successful method with which to introduce the study of film.
12 The ten steps 1. Making predictions 2. Listening to sound 3. Freeze frame4. Shots in sequence5. Asking questions6. Making comparisons7. Looking for patterns8. Translation9. Summarising10. EvaluatingMaking PredictionsListening To SoundFreeze FrameShots In SequenceAsking QuestionsMaking ComparisonsLooking For PatternsGeneric TranslationSummarisingEvaluating
13 Plenary question list What new thing did you learn? What helped you learn today?Could you use this in another subject?What do you want to learn more about?Where could you learn more about this?
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