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5th Grade - Main Idea


Determine the main idea in a visual image. SPI 0501.7.2

Links verified on 9/11/2014

  1. 10 Questions to Ask When Taking a Digital Photo - getting in the habit of asking some simple questions can help take your images to the next level
  2. The American Memory Collection - American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
  3. Audio Broadcasts and Podcasts: Oral Storytelling and Dramatization - Each listener creates mental images to accompany the words and sounds that are broadcast, allowing these broadcasts to create a one-to-one connection that no other medium can match. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Be the reporter- Give us the real scoop! - lesson plan; students will become aware that viewer expectations influence the reading of an image A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. Capturing A Moment In Time - explore imagery poetry through the use of a digital camera. Students think of a moment in time important to them, take a picture that represents it, and write a poem about it. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Images: Focus on the details! - Learn how to unlock the meaning of images providing students with a broader understanding of events, objects and people A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Media Awareness: The Basics of Advertising - understanding the influence of marketing A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Media Awareness: Key Concepts in Advertising - continuing to explore the elements of marketing A lesson plan can be found at this site
  9. Media Awareness: Helping a Product Cross the Finish Line - In this final lesson of the Media Awareness unit, students will complete their advertisements, adding in details (such as color and symbols) and background/foreground space on the picture plane A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Through the Lens Lesson Plan - creating a story behind a Civil War Era photograph through a student centered lesson utilizing media literacy and primary sources A lesson plan can be found at this site

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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