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Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Three 45-minute sessions|
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Grades 8 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create storyboards to compare and contrast a book and its film adaptation.
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
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 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  October 6
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
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
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.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 16
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.