Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about literary terms. Each film/ lesson comes with: plot maps, essential questions, writing, and discussion prompts and suggestions for extending the lesson. This lesson using "Mr. Hublot" focuses on plot, theme, conflict, and characterization. "Mr. Hublot" is a great film for introducing the Notice and Note signpost contrasts and contradictions. It was the 2014 Academy Award Winner for Animated Short Films. These four (ish) minute films and lessons work well as a hook that gives students something to connect to during a more in-depth lesson on a literary device within a complex text. The video is not included but is found on YouTube, Vimeo, and Short of the Week.
In short, there is enough material here for a week’s worth of lessons, or you can pick and choose the learning that you want to focus on for a single day’s lesson.