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Telling Good from Bad in Movies and Television

 

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Telling Good from Bad in Movies and Television

Grades 9 – 12
Activity Time 30–90 minutes, plus time to view the movie or television program
Activity Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia

 
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English
 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   9 – 12  |  Activity & Project

Speak Up! Writing a Review

This activity gives teens an opportunity to write reviews on the movies, television shows, music, restaurants, and books they love—and hate!

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

Have You Seen the Movie Yet?

Before seeing a film based on a book, classic or contemporary, children can learn about filmmaking and create their own scenes based on their favorite moments from the book.

 

Grades   6 – 8  |  Activity & Project

You Want Me to Buy What? Exploring Ads

Tweens and teens are increasingly becoming the target of advertisers, so it is essential that they learn to think critically about how products are marketed to them.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Start a Blog

Composing a blog entry gives teens practice in organizing and presenting their ideas effectively and a chance to communicate with their readers.

 

Grades   6 – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Record Podcasts

Creating a podcast gives teens a chance to communicate with others. The skills teens learn in this process can help them become better writers and public speakers.

 

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Printouts

Grades   9 – 12  |  Printout  |  Writing It Out

Review Writing Tips

This printout helps adolescents focus on characteristics of well-written reviews and what makes them unique.

 

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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