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Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 45-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Helen Hoffner, Ed.D.

Ridley Park, Pennsylvania

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

Lesson Plans

Calendar Activities

 

LESSON PLANS

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Exploring a Teen's World: Learning SAT Vocabulary Through Drama

Students use SAT vocabulary to create and film a screenplay. They perform all roles, from writing through filming, resulting in a resource for their classmates.

 

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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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.

 

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   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 3

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on this day.

Students compare the film versions of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's novels. Students then imagine how a scene in a current novel that they are reading would be filmed.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 14

Star Wars creator George Lucas was born in 1944.

Students use the Hero's Journey interactive to describe how Luke Skywalker meets each stage of his journey, and then brainstorm other works that use the formula.

 

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