Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

5 Common Core Activities for Plot Structure, Theme, and Tone in Movie Trailers

5 Common Core Activities for Plot Structure, Theme, and Tone in Movie Trailers
Product Description
The provided 5 Common Core rigorous activities explore development of plot structure, tone, theme, and character development in popular movie trailers from 2013-2014. The activities are tied to the Common Core standards RL2, RL3, RL4, RL5, SL2, and SL3. The activities focus on the analysis of how authors develop plot structure (foreshadowing, flashback, suspense, humor, and mystery), tone, theme, and complex characters in movie trailers. The activities include a teacher answer key to assist you in your guided feedback to students. The movie trailers are in an .AVI format so they can be played on almost any video player, computer, and tablet. The preview file is a YouTube link only because it cannot be more than 5mb. The full document contains the video files for each movie trailer including the file for the movie used for the preview file. The video is embedded on each page of the Word document so that you do not have to look for the movie clip. Students will answer the following questions for each of the 5 movie trailers:

1. How does the complex character (hero/heroine) develop over the course of the movie trailer? (RL3)
2. How does the movie trailer manipulate time using foreshadowing and/or flashback? (RL3)
3. What are the tones of the movie trailer? (RL4)
4. How do language, music, and cinematography in the clip develop a tone for the viewer? (RL4)
5. How does the music and cinematography in the trailer build suspense, mystery, tension, or humor for the viewer? (RL5)
6. How is the theme of the movie trailer introduced and developed? (RL2)

The trailers are from the following 5 popular movie titles:
• Annie (2014)
• 12 Years A Slave (2013)
• Captain Phillips (2013)
• Captain America 2 – The Winter Soldier (2014)
• Fruitvale Station (2013)


5 Common Core Activities for Plot Structure, Theme, and Tone in Movie Trailers by Dr. Joel C. Boyce is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Make sure you follow my store for future releases and future sales!
Follow my store!!

Check out the other products that I have available that use popular movie trailers to teach plot structure, tone, theme, and complex character development.

Also, check out the other products that I have available that use popular commercials and movie clips to teach dramatic and situational irony, argumentative appeals (logos, ethos, pathos), figurative language, and idioms.

Free Common Core Activity for Plot Structure, Theme, and Tone in a Movie Trailer

8 Common Core Activities for Figurative Language in Commercials w/Answer Key

1 FREE Common Core Activity for Figurative Language in Commercials w/Answer Key

1 FREE Common Core Activity for Idioms in Commercials w/Answer Key

6 Common Core Activities for Idioms in Commercials w/Answer Key

FREE Common Core Activity w/Answer Key for Situational Irony in Commercials!!

8 Common Core Activities for Dramatic and Situational Irony in Commercials

FREE Common Core Activity w/Answers for Logos, Ethos, Pathos in Commercials!!

10 Common Core Activities for Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in Commercials

4 Common Core Activities for Analyzing Point of View in Movie or Sitcom Clips

5 Common Core Activities for Analyzing Theme and Mood in Movie Clips


Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Included
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
Report this Resource
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Loading...
$6.00
Digital Download
$6.00
Digital Download
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up