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. Your students will analyze a movie for character development, theme, or plot. Then, working in groups, your students will use technology skills to create a trailer that “sells” the movie they have just seen. You can also use this assignment to help your students analyze short stories or 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 worksheet A grading rubric Links to student samples
Common Core Movie Trailer 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