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Lights, Camera, Action...Music: Critiquing Films Using Sight and Sound

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Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Six 60-minute class sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia Alejandra Lastiri

Patricia Alejandra Lastiri

Villanova d'Asti, Asti

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   6 – 8  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

3-2-1 Vocabulary: Learning Filmmaking Vocabulary by Making Films

Bring the vocabulary of film to life through the processes of filmmaking. Students learn terminology and techniques simultaneously as they plan, film, and edit a short video.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 20

Actor Sidney Poitier was born in 1924.

Students do a journal entry about barriers that have been broken–such as age, race, and gender–that might impede them in the future, and how they can break through those barriers.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  October 6

The Jazz Singer debuted on this day in 1927.

Students think about the sound in a movie they have seen multiple times. Then students predict what sounds they expect to hear in a short scene from a film with the sound turned down.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  November 8

In 1847, Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula was born.

Students brainstorm the superstitions they know and small groups research one of the superstitions to determine its origin and meaning or purpose. Students can write about the superstition using the Mystery Cube interactive.

 

Grades   5 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 16

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in 1929.

Students make lists of their favorite and least favorite movies and brainstorm qualities that make a film good or bad. Next, students write a movie review for a film they have seen.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Read All About It: Neighborhood News

Children enjoy sharing their thoughts, ideas and opinions in talking with others. Encourage them to write these down and more to share in a neighborhood newspaper!

 

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