by Albert Wisco Thursday May 31, 2012

Messages swirl around us every day in the media:  on billboards, television, radio and the Internet. There’s virtually no escaping it. But what happens when you’re a kid? How do you make sense of what’s good and bad information? How do you make sense of fact versus fiction?

Theresa Hanrahan is a teacher in the Toronto Catholic District School Board who supports children and fellow educators as a literacy coach. She gave a presentation on media literacy geared to the teachers of grades 1-3 at the Reading for the Love of It conference in Toronto.

I blogged about how she uses the Volkswagen commercial that starred the pint-sized Darth Vader as a way to start a conversation about media literacy at home.

Here’s my interview with her: