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Kids and teens should read and write even when they are out of school. Why is this so important?

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Rate This Movie! Hold a Viewing Party

 

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Rate This Movie! Hold a Viewing Party

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time Approximately 2 hours to watch the movie, plus time set aside for the salon. The activity can be split into 2 sessions if necessary—one for viewing, another for the salon.
Activity Author

Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith

Portland, Oregon

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan

Exploring Satire with Shrek

The movie Shrek introduces the satirical techniques of exaggeration, incongruity, reversal, and parody. Students brainstorm fairy tale characteristics, identify satirical techniques, then create their own satirical versions of fairy tales.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Decoding The Matrix Exploring Dystopian Characteristics through Film

This lesson uses clips from The Matrix and other dystopian movies to introduce students to the characteristics found in dystopian works, such as Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, and 1984.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

All’s Well that Sells Well: A Creative Introduction to Shakespeare

Students compare attending a performance at The Globe Theater with attending a modern theater production or movie. They then create a commercial for an Elizabethan audience promoting a modern product.

 

Grades   9 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Defining Literacy in a Digital World

Through listing and observation, students identify the many texts that they read and compose—including books and magazines, television shows, movies, audio broadcasts, hypertexts, and animations.

 

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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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