This 2-3 week unit is fun for after Milestones testing. It allows the students to review and apply literary elements and presentation skills in a creative hands-on way. The "Using Cinematic Techniques and Literary Elements" PPT can be purchased on my page. It includes explanations and movie clips for each literary element and cinematic technique.
GOAL for Movie:
To create a “silent” movie that uses camera angles, zoom, manipulation of color, music, character body language, and literary elements (foreshadowing, symbols, theme, and analogies) to create a mood and tell a story. The only sound allowed will be music; no speaking is allowed in the film.
GOAL for Reading Cube:
Read a fiction novel of your choice, fill out the chart, and create a six-sided cube made out of materials of choice where each side represents a literary element. You can use pictures or words, but you will not write your entire response. Your cube grade will focus on your presentation, your knowledge of the novel, and your explanation of each side.