Close reading strategies applied to a short film. Teaching with short films is a great way to engage struggling readers and English language learners, giving them a scaffold that enables them to actively participate in discussions with peers about literary terms. Each film/ lesson comes with: plot maps, essential questions, writing and discussion prompts and suggestions for extending the lesson. They can be used with a single question as a quick warm-up activity, or as an in-depth study of literary devices using the "extend the lesson" page and the writing prompts. This lesson using "Feast" focuses on plot, tone/mood, theme, characterization-static/dynamic, point of view, and the Notice and Note Signpost Memory Moment. These four (ish) minute films and lessons work well as a hook that gives students something to connect to during a more in-depth lesson on a literary device within a complex text. The videos are not included.
In short, there is enough material here for a week’s worth of lessons, or you can pick and choose the learning that you want to focus on for a single day’s lesson.