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ETV’s Knowitall Provides a “Library” of Literacy Resources!

October 20, 2016 - Posted in Education by Mimi Brown
Screen shot from Artopia Media Literacy resources

Media Literacy Week is coming up October 31-November 4. Be sure to explore these resources related to Media Literacy!

Artopia: Media Arts "Be A Media Critic"

In Artopia: Media Arts, take a closer look at types of media like photography, radio, film, television and electronic arts in the Be a Media Critic section.

Critical Viewing: Cigarette Ads

How to Be a Critical Viewer

Radio: The War of the Worlds

Television: I Like Ike Campaign

Radio: This American Life

And more!

For more information on Media Literacy, visit these websites: Media Literacy Clearinghouse (Videos for Teaching Media Literacy), NAMLE (National Association for Media Literacy Education)Media Literacy Week and National Friends of Libraries Week.


In addition to exploring Media Literacy, we'd also like to pay tribute to our Teacher/Librarians and Media Specialists who do such excellent work each and every day, in schools and libraries all over South Carolina! You are amazing and we thank you!

Students & Parents, Teacher/Librarians & Teachers - Take a Look at These!

In addition to exposing learners to all types of materials that can expand students' minds, these highly skiled educators are just waiting to spark a new area of interest in students everywhere! Students, visit your school library often and we're sure you'll find more than you ever imagined! While you're there, please thank your Teacher/Librarian and tell him or her how much you appreciate them for the work they do!

Ready to go exploring in your library? Here's a Collection of videos to get you started!

Libraries, Literature & Learning, just one of many Collections on Knowitall

Here are three new series we think you'll enjoy! 

Tune Up to Literacy

Recommended for preK-3, this series encourages literacy using original songs by composer/lyricist and educator Dr. Al Balkin, former Western Michigan Professor and composer who wrote music for The Hobbit, as well as several off-Broadway children’s musicals. The videos include these seven topics:

A Syllable

Get the Point

Punctuation Mystery


Sing a Simple Rhyme

The Adjective Song

Vowels and Consonants

Inside Storytelling

This series brings local and national storytellers into the classroom and provides teachers a useful series to use when teaching about the many aspects of reading and writing. South Carolina and national storytellers perform interesting stories and talk about the craft of storytelling.

A Literary Tour of South Carolina

In this series, students will meet nationally recognized authors who call South Carolina home. As they learn about the writing process, students will hear what the authors have to say about making characters come alive on the page, learn how they create the plot for their stories and keep track of the action, and find out how important research is to any story, both fiction and non-fiction. 

Explore the Entire Collection, Including:

Tommy Scott Young – Conversations with S.C. Writers

Idella Bodie’s Ghost Tour: A Writer’s Guide

Mary Boykin Chesnut: Idella Bodie’s S.C. Women


Under Our Periscope Series - National Poetry Month

A. A World of Poetry

B. Poetry All-Stars

C. Poets Laureate

D. Haiku How-To

E. Tools of the Trade


Under Our Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

Learn from Washington Post columnists Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland, delve into the history and life of Julia Mood Peterkin, and find out how a team of reporters from the Charleston Post and Courier worked together to create change in the legal system regarding domestic violence.

Commentary: Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland

Literature: Julia Mood Peterkin

Reporting: Till Death Do Us Part


Under Our Writers Series from S.C. Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Coker

Mary Simms Oliphant

Pat Conroy

Robert Bass

Walter Edgar


Under the Topic of National Poetry Month

View resources culled from numerous Series, including S.C. Hall of Fame, Artopia, and Original SC.

Our Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection will grow over time, so please continue to visit, as more content is added.


Knowitall Promotional Cards Now Available!

If it would be helpful to you to have promotional cards on Knowitall, please contact us and provide your school address and the number of cards needed. We have two available, one promoting the Series and Collections on Knowitall, and the other promoting Career Explorations on Knowitall. We’d be happy to send them to you! 



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