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Media Literacy, Powerfully: A Model for School Librarian and Classroom Teacher Collaboration

Branding of America

“We use cereal boxes which hang in the library to identify the different aspects used to sell to adults vs children…”

Recommended Comics for Schools: Harvey Pekar’s Cleveland, The Adventures of Venus, Rough Justice

Harvey Pekar's Cleveland

Encourage students to analyze panels closely to determine how the visuals work with the text. Ask: Where do they clarify information? Where do they expand upon it? Where do they represent a parallel track of information?

“The Avengers and Marketing-Overwhelm Syndrome” …or “How I Decided to Dump My In-Box All Over This Blog”

Avengers - Fans

In which I share the subject lines of every publicity email I’ve received from Disney… all in the service of media literacy education, of course.