This free sample demonstrates a mini-lesson (or the foundation for a much larger media project) by providing the framework to blend film in popular culture with the language and rigor of standardized test preparation.
Literacy Connections: Seen as one of the most defining films of all time, Star Wars (Episode IV) has engaged the imaginations of generations of people and will continue to have a substantial impact in a global capacity. Watching and interpreting these films will serve as a springboard for students in critical analyses, understanding symbolism and meaning, using synonyms, constructing detailed responses, and answering open-ended questions. The following are modeled from various “released” (public) materials available for test preparation.
Importance of Media for Literacy Initiatives: Proficiency in the translation of the visual medium to the written word is a key facet in the transformation of basic thinking skills to more advanced thought processes.
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