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Video & Reading Summary Instruction

Show comprehension of multi-media material by summarizing content in own words.
Dissect reading, visual and auditory material for their main points and illustrate knowledge of their supporting points and key terms.
Assess material using the principles of media literacy and demonstrate knowledge of those principles through their written application.
Formulate a personal perspective on the material based on comprehension of material combined with personal experience and former knowledge.
Articulate knowledge and personal perspective in your own words to make it relevant to your lived experience.
Generate deeper interest and expanded awareness into the topic through inquiry, reflection, and engagement with others.

A brief summary paragraph describing in your own words the overall subject and main point(s) of the reading or video you have selected.
Two paragraphs describing at least 2 of the main points from the reading or video in more detail. Each paragraph should be dedicated to one of these main points.
A short paragraph presenting your thoughts on the reading or video. This should be your authentic perspective and viewpoint of the content, and not a regurgitation of what it's about. (Questions to trigger ideas: How does this impact your life? In what ways have you seen these themes show up in the lives of your family, friends and loved ones? How do you see these themes play out on a national, or global, level?) Share your authentic opinion in your own words.
A question for class discussion. Remember to include your question! It is worth 4 of your 20 points and will be discussed in class. This should be a genuine, thoughtful question to raise during class discussion. Do not put it in "Yes/No" format, but in formats that generate dialogue such as "How," "Why," "In what ways," etc.

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