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

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

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 45- to 60-minute instruction sessions plus one 60-minute evaluation session.
Lesson Author

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.

Tampa, Florida

Allison Papke

Lutz, Florida

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International Reading Association

 

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Unit

MyTube: Changing the World With Video Public Service Announcements

This assignment will go viral with students as they think about the meanings of words and images in public service announcements from YouTube before creating a PSA of their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

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

Movie music and magic set the scene for this lesson in which students analyze a scene from Good Morning, Vietnam and then create a scene of their own.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Storyboarding the Transformation from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde

Students imagine and storyboard their own vision of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde and then evaluate movie portrayals.

 

Grades   8 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

From Text to Film: Exploring Classic Literature Adaptations

Students create storyboards to compare and contrast a book and its film adaptation.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Crossword Puzzles

This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

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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PRINTOUTS

Grades   7 – 10  |  Printout  |  Informational Sheet

Tips For Using Movie Maker

Its easy to make a movie today, thanks to software that may already be on your home computer. Sounds fun, and its a lesson in how to communicate ideas.

 

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ACTIVITIES & PROJECTS

Grades   7 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Music in Movies: You Pick the Soundtrack

Explore how music can have an emotional impact on a scene in a movie, then help teens write and film a scene of their own.

 

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PRINTOUTS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Learning New Skills

Through the Eyes of the Director

What makes a movie work or fail? A well-made movie can draw viewers in so completely that they can forget that everything they see and hear was planned out by the filmmakers. This printout prompts teens to look at several distinct elements of a movie and decide on their overall effectiveness.

 

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