If you’re here I’m sure you already know what a Media Triangle is used for, but for those who don’t it’s basically an easy way to have students read and analyze media forms and texts. The triangle prompts the children with questions to help them look at media from different angles and perspectives to help them create their own meaning. Here are a couple examples of Media Triangles in English:
I used to only teach Media Literacy in English for my junior classes because it is it’s own strand in the Ontario curriculum and didn’t explicitly exist in the French Immersion primary curriculum. However, now with the new FSL curriculum came some pleasant changes and additional expectations rolled into Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking that involve media literacy! I was thrilled, but that meant yet another translation because I wasn’t able to find a French version of the Media Triangle that suited my needs in the classroom. With some searching online I found this French lesson/unit plan from http://www.lavraievieenligne.ca/ which contains a Media Triangle version in French on page 38 which they adapted from ‘A Guide to Effective Literacy Instruction (Grades 4 – 6); Volume 7: Media Literacy, Ontatio Ministry of Education‘. I decided to jazz it up and make it more interactive for my students. I made a plain version that could be a poster or a handout and another one on which the students can answer questions in text boxes right inside the digital GAFE file online.
Here they are:
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Please feel free to download, share, make a copy and modify to your needs!