Penelope In The Treehouse. Video. Fairy Tale. Story. Listening. Diary. ELA. ESL

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3rd - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
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A beautiful, beautiful modern-day fairy tale about a girl who runs away from her stepfather and family situation but discovers a higher truth about life.

1. Watch the film and students complete the True / False worksheet. Introduce by asking students to tell you the reasons why kids might run away from home.

2. Diary creative writing. Students take the role of Penelope and write a diary of her week alone in the treehouse.

3. Film Review. Students evaluate the film using the criteria in the template.

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Total Pages
5 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.


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