Media Literacy


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Looking at 'Analysis' of sources particulary visual.
Using the SOAPSTone Overview and the Process of: Describe - Identify - Interpret - Evaluate - Reflect.

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Media Literacy

  1. 1. Using SOAPSTone (SOAPS Tone) as a basis of analysing, will assist in looking at the details presented by a source (speech, poem, story, image such like). • S = Subject • O = Occasion • A = Audience • P = Purpose • S = Speaker • T = Tone
  2. 2. Subject • Title and author of the source. • What is the general topic, content, or idea contained in the source? Occasion • What is the time and place? • Why was the source created at that time? • Any Historical significance? • Any Geographical significance? Audience • The audience to whom this source is directed. The audience may be one person, a small group, or a large group; it may be a certain person or a certain people. Purpose • What is the reason behind the source? • Why was it created? • What goal did the author have in mind? Speaker • Who is speaking via the source? • What role does he/she play? Historic or contemporary person/group? Tone • What is the attitude expressed by the source? • Examine the choice of words, emotions expressed, imagery used to determine the source’s attitude.
  3. 3. Describe: • Look closely at the image. • DO NOT INTERPRET the image at this stage; write down what you see. • Describe what you see with as much detail as possible: images, symbols, colours, composition (layout/placement of objects). Complete the statement: When looking at this image, I see…. Describe – identify – interpret – evaluate - reflect Identify: • Identify basic information about the image. • What questions do you have about this image that you would need answered before you begin to interpret it? Complete the statement: After looking closely at this image, I want to know…
  4. 4. Describe – identify – interpret – evaluate - reflect Interpret: • Given what you SEE and what you now KNOW about the image, what do you think it means? • What message/s do you think the creator is trying to express? Complete the statements:  The message/s this image sends to me is/are…  I think the creator is trying to say… Evaluate: • What do you think might have been the intended purpose of this image? • The intended audience? • Do you think this image effectively achieves its purpose? Why or why not? Complete the statement: Based on my analysis of this image, I think it did/did not achieve its purpose because…
  5. 5. Describe – identify – interpret – evaluate - reflect Reflect: • What do you think was the intention (possible impact) of the image? • How might the message ‘expressed’ have influenced or influence the ideas and actions of others? • What does the image tell you about the life in the particular place and time it represents – past, present or future. • Do you want to know anymore? • Have you anymore questions or queries? Complete the statements:  I believe the impact of this image might have been…  I believe the impact of this image is…  From analysing this image, I have learned…  Some questions I have are…
  6. 6. SOAPSTonE Chart SOAPSTone Document Analysis SOAPSTONE Analysis of the Declaration of Independence