Back to School ELA Activity Movie of My Life

Grade Levels
5th - 12th
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  1. Fun set of projects for Back to School, start of the semester, or any time. These activities are short, fun activities to help get to know students, but unlike many “All About Me” activities, these each have an English Language Arts tie in. Students will work with analogies, descriptive writing, t
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Fun activity for Back to School, start of a new semester, or anytime. Students will imagine there is going to be a movie made about their life (or a part of their life). They will create a movie poster, pick actors/actress to play the main roles, come up with a catchy title, and pick a theme song. This activity provides an ELA tie-in with students identifying the theme and the genre.

As a first day activity, this project allows students to share insight into their interests and personality in a different format than normal “All About Me” type activities. It also has an ELA tie-in, requiring students to identify theme and genre. Can be handed out to students upon entering the classroom, so they can get right to work.

Depending on students, can include an optional a refresher on theme and genres.

After completion, students may be invited to share their movie with the class. They also make good decoration for the classroom (such as for back to school night.)

• Movie of My Life—1 page, paper saving version. This includes the instructions for the project.
• Movie of My Life—2 page worksheet version. This version has students create their poster and fill in their information in provided spots on the worksheet.

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This item is part of the Back to School ELA Activities Bundle - PDF.

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