Students need LEGITIMATE AUTHENTIC SOURCES to support their thesis in essays and research reports. Especially for argumentative and persuasive essays that focus on emotional and intellectual appeal. Many topics include issues such as "animal cruelty" and "climate change". This is an original article written by a blogger in an Animal Cruelty Magazine My-Pet-Story.com that I own the copyrights to.
Critical literacy along with essay writing involves asking questions and challenging the status quo, and leads students to look at issues of power and justice in society. Researching and analyzing secondary sources empowers students by enabling them to formulate strong arguments and speak out about issues that strongly affect them.
To develop their media literacy skills, students should have opportunities to view, analyse, and discuss a wide variety of media texts and relate them to their own experience.
Teachers should make students aware that images, print materials, music, or video clips used in connection with tasks and assignments may be subject to copyright, and the appropriate releases should be obtained prior to use. This applies to items downloaded from the Internet as well and sources should be cited at all times.
Evaluation categories ( deciphering information , implementing sources within their work , MLA format):
THINKING processes (e.g., oral discourse, research, critical analysis, critical literacy, metacognition, creative process)
50–59% (Level 1) uses critical/creative thinking processes with limited effectiveness
60–69% (Level 2) uses critical/creative thinking processes with some effectiveness
70–79% (Level 3) uses critical/creative thinking processes with considerable effectiveness
80–100% (Level 4) uses critical/creative thinking processes with a high degree of effectiveness
Communication – The conveying of meaning through various forms
(e.g., clear expression, logical organization in oral, graphic, and written forms, including media forms as well as audience and purpose)
50–59% (Level 1) expresses and organizes ideas and information with limited effectiveness
60–69% (Level 2) expresses and organizes ideas and information with some effectiveness
70–79% (Level 3) expresses and organizes ideas and information with considerable effectiveness
80–100% (Level 4) expresses and organizes ideas and information with a high degree of effectiveness