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Ch 10: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Media Literacy

About This Chapter

Get the students prepared for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam by having them go through the parts in this chapter. They will learn and review material about media literacy in an engaging manner.

ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Media Literacy - Chapter Summary

Students who use the lessons in this chapter will improve their understanding of social media and communication through the internet for the ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA exam. They'll also examine the:

  • Importance of technology for communication
  • Definition and importance of media literacy
  • Media bias and criticism
  • Types of American media information sources
  • Techniques and types of propaganda
  • State-controlled vs. private media

Instructors guide your students through each topic in this chapter, helping them quickly get ready for the exam. The lessons use both video and text formats, which makes the study process unique. There are also lesson transcripts and self-assessment quizzes available, which help your students check their understanding before taking the real exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 10: ISTEP+ Grade 8 ELA: Media Literacy
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Social Media? - Definition, Use & Strategies

1. What is Social Media? - Definition, Use & Strategies

Think of all the audiences that are reachable today because of the rise of the Internet and social media. Social media lets people and organizations share ideas, make connections and promote themselves online through the use of video, music or words.

Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

2. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.

The Importance of Using Communication Technology Wisely

3. The Importance of Using Communication Technology Wisely

It is very important for businesses to use communication technology wisely. This lesson explores why companies need guidelines or a code of conduct for employees to understand the limits of cell phones, emails, texting, and social media.

What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

4. What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the role and purpose of media literacy in society in history and today. Examples of media, mass media communications and media literacy will be explained and evaluated in order to form an understanding of why media literacy is critically important for the 21st century.

Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

5. Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

Media bias occurs when a media outlet reports a news story in a partial or prejudiced manner. There are many different types of media bias. This lesson takes a look at the most common types of media bias.

American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

6. American Media Information Sources: Definition & Types

Americans use many different sources of media to gain information about the government. This lesson explores American media information sources throughout history and looks at the influence of old and new media.

Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

7. Practice Analyzing and Interpreting an Article

When reading news articles, we often get caught up in the drama, but in order to analyze an article we need to look at it differently. In this lesson, we'll discuss exactly how to do that.

What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

8. What is Propaganda? - Definition, Techniques, Types & Examples

Through this lesson, you'll define propaganda and explore some examples. You'll also come to understand how propaganda is used in social and cultural arenas.

Propagandist: Definition & Examples

9. Propagandist: Definition & Examples

In this lesson we will begin by defining the term 'propaganda,' and then move on to learn what a 'propagandist' is. We will look through history to identify famous propagandists.

Private vs. State-Controlled Media

10. Private vs. State-Controlled Media

This lesson will explore the differences between private and state-controlled media. In doing so it will highlight the 1st Amendment as well as the concept of propaganda.

Chapter Practice Exam
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