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Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom

by Michele Whipple

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Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom

Grades K – 8
Type Journal
Published November 1998
Publisher National Council of Teachers of English

 

Description  

Argues that elementary language-arts teachers should expand their definition of "text" to include film, a valuable instructional material. Notes that today's elementary students come to class with a great deal of knowledge about films--prior experiences which teachers can tap into. Discusses the application to film of reader-response theories.

 

Whipple, Michelle. "Let's Go to the Movies: Rethinking the Role of Film in the Elementary Classroom." Language Arts 76.2 (November 1998): 140-150.

 

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