The Power of Print and Media

Project | Grade 9 | English

Students explore a variety of media forms and their impact on conveying a message to an audience. At the end of this project students produce both a print and media text.

This project explores print and media texts as forms of communication.

Students will have an opportunity to deconstruct 2 videos and a podcast to consider the strengths and weaknesses of both of these forms of media.

They will also work with print texts and examine the power of print as opposed to audio.

A final production task directs students to work on their own media project. They need to determine a message that they want to convey to a particular audience and then present that message as both a print and media text (video /images/podcast etc.).

Note: A krispii byte, on the importance of layering in fiction, is available to support this project. It is recommended that you have students complete the byte before starting this project. Your students will have a better understanding of how authors craft their stories through the technique known as layering.

Media included in this project:

  • 1 Story: 'Family Night '

  • 1 Letter: 'Margo Henderson's Letter'

  • 2 Videos: 'Pie, 'Clothesline'

  • 1 Audio: 'Margo Henderson's Letter'