Whether the movie is an integral part of your curriculum or a lesson plan for your sub (so you can attend that important Common Core Seminar), our activity has you covered. It will push your students to think, and if they are like our students, they will never sit back and watch a movie passively again. Following a professional review rubric, students will write a 2-3 page critique of the movie. They can even publish their reviews on a movie review site to increase their audience. This activity is a great way to reinforce Common Core Writing Standards, giving students a different purpose for writing beyond the standard essay or research report.
The activity also works great to enhance student understanding of short stories and novels.
This self-contained activity works for any film and is suitable for substitute teachers, homeschoolers, or any subject teacher who wants to enhance the educational value of movies.
It is one component of our Common Core Movie Unit
This activity includes:
A lesson plan
An activity handout
A grading rubric
Common Core Movie Review Activity
by Janet Mason
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Based on a work at www.uncommoned.com