Parental Guidance Ratings

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Parental Guidance Ratings provides a balanced look at a hot-button topic. Discover why ratings are used, what they mean, what their benefits and drawbacks are, what the MPAA is, and what the newer issues of rating not only movies and television shows but also video games and apps are. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF053000, JNF064000, JNF060000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.6
Reading Counts! Quiz 60954
Reading Counts! Points 4.0
ISBN 9781617837340, 9781617837845, 9781624010385
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 302.23
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Lexile 870
Guided Reading Level U
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 157592
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Reviewed
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Hot Topics in Media - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

By providing different arguments about contemporary issues, this series, which is designed to align with the CCSS, asks readers to think critically and evaluate alternative points of view. . . . The clean design integrates textual and visual (charts, graphs, photos, etc.) information. Text boxes contain suggestions to “Explore Online,” “Straight to the Source” primary-source excerpts, “Further Evidence” writing exercises, or interesting facts. The publisher’s “Web Links” at the end of each volume lead readers to websites that contain current articles and multimedia to round out the content explored. These trendy topics will grab casual readers and report writers alike.

Parental Guidance Ratings (Hot Topics in Media) – Booklist

At first blush, the topic of parental ratings in the media might seem dull. Yet this nonfiction resource brings to light numerous relevant and relatable corollaries that students will find engaging. . . . A history of censorship and media ratings is presented, beginning with the antiquated Hays Code that banned themes such as interracial couples or murder on screen. A time line of other important dates, such as the Vchip and the creation of the PG-13 rating, is included in the appendix. Primary sources such as quotes from experts and lawmakers are followed by critical thinking questions, making this easily implemented as a classroom resource or to inspire writing assignments that align to various educational standards.