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Grade 1: Language: Media Literacy
A selection of resources available to support teaching and learning the Ontario Curriculum expectations for Grade 1 Language.
General encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus covering a wide range of topics. Information is presented using text, audio, videos and images. Each article also contains links to explore more on the topic
This interactive unit is designed to help kids between the ages of 5 and 8 recognize the marketing techniques used on commercial websites that target children.
In the activity, kids meet Co-Co Crunch, a popular cereal who needs help designing a new website. Players help to create the website by selecting a series of special features. After each feature is selected, Co-Co explains how marketers use the feature to improve the popularity of the site and foster brand loyalty. Co-Co’s AdverSmarts helps kids recognize these virtual playgrounds for what they really are - prolonged and interactive commercials.
Books about media literacy
The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Commercials by Stan Berenstain (Illustrator); Mike Berenstain (Illustrator); Jan Berenstain (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2007-04-10
The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV by Stan Berenstain (Illustrator); Jan Berenstain (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1984-04-12
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts; Noah Z. Jones (Illustrator)