Module 16: Analyzing Multimedia - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit students will learn how to find or figure out the themes in a story. Students will learn how to describe the themes they find in a story. Students will learn how the title of a story can help suggest its themes. Students will learn what kinds of questions can make a discussion about a story more interesting and useful. The book list for this module are stories that you can use to help your student identify theme.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Spelling 6: Practice 1 None
2 Multimedia Stories independent reading book
pen or pencil
3 Stereotypes and Multimedia independent reading book
pen or pencil
4 Peer Review short story (written previously this semester)
independent reading book
pen or pencil
5 Revision short story (written previously this semester)
independent reading book
pen or pencil
6 Editing for Commas independent reading book
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Spelling 6: Practice 1
2 Multimedia Stories
  1. Analyze a story delivered in a multimedia format.
3 Stereotypes and Multimedia
  1. Analyze the effect of a multimedia story.
  2. Define and identify examples of stereotypes.
4 Peer Review
  1. Review the written work of peers.
5 Revision
  1. Revise a story to make it easier for readers to visualize.
6 Editing for Commas
  1. Identify and correct common errors in the use of commas.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Spelling Words
peer review

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 Multimedia Stories 2 Analyzing Multimedia Assignment
3 Stereotypes and Multimedia 2 Analyze Stereotypes Assignment
6 Editing for Commas 3 Revising Your Short Story Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Spelling 6: Practice 1 To prepare for the Spelling 6: Spelling Test, have your student practice their spelling words over the coming weeks.
2 Multimedia Stories
3 Stereotypes and Multimedia
4 Peer Review
5 Revision
6 Editing for Commas

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Multimedia Stories
  1. What does it mean to analyze?
Stereotypes and Multimedia
  1. What is a stereotype?
Peer Review
  1. What is a Peer Review?
  2. What is the process for a peer review?
  1. How do you revise your writing?
Editing for Commas
  1. What is a comma?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Multimedia Stories Messages in the Medium
  1. What should you look for when watching a TV show?
Multimedia Stories The Lilith Summer
  1. What is the setting?
  2. What are the main characters?
  3. What is the order of events?
Stereotypes and Multimedia Stereotypes in Media
  1. Describe the different stereotypes you can come across in Media.
Stereotypes and Multimedia The Lilith Summer
  1. What stereotypes did you find in this video?
Revision Writing Steps
  1. What are the 4 steps of the writing process mentioned in this video?
Editing for Commas Pendomonium
  1. What is the purpose of the comma?
  2. When do you use commas?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 More Than Anything Else Marie Bradby 570L
2 Those Shoes Maribeth Boelts AD550L
3 The Hungry Coat Demi AD860L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing