The student will participate in and contribute to small-group activities. a) Communicate as leader and contributor. b) Evaluate own contributions to discussions. c) Summarize and evaluate group activities. d) Analyze the effectiveness of participant interactions.
The student will present, listen critically, and express opinions in oral presentations. a) Distinguish between fact and opinion. b) Compare and contrast viewpoints. c) Present a convincing argument. d) Paraphrase and summarize what is heard. e) Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.
The student will understand the elements of media literacy. a) Compare and contrast auditory, visual, and written media messages. b) Identify the characteristics and effectiveness of a variety of media messages. c) Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.