Literacy Tutoring That Works
Media Literacy Summer Camp: What Works and Why
James L. Welsh
Deborah A. Kozdras
James R. King
This chapter describes a movie-making summer camp. On the surface, this camp is about children making movies. But, underneath, there is literacy work going on. During the movie-making process, the students make compositional choices about the plots of their movies, they negotiate the actions and dialog of their characters, and they transform their visual images into scripts. They carefully choose music, sound effects, and special effects based on what they are trying to achieve with their audience. In this chapter, the authors describe the compositional strategies the children used during movie making camp and the teaching approach used by the camp counselors.
Welsh, J.L., Kozdras, D.A., King, J.R., & Schneider, J. (2009).
Media Literacy Summer Camp: What Works and Why.
In J.C. Richards, & C.A. Lassonde (Eds.), Literacy Tutoring That Works (pp. 182-195). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.