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:
-An overview of key literary terms emphasized in the film
-An essential question, which can be used for a writing prompt at the end of the lesson
-Discussion prompts, which can be used as give one get one, think pair share, or as journal topics
-A plot map (filled in) and a blank form for use as a student worksheet
-A writing prompt for more in-depth analysis
-Suggestions for extending the lesson, which can be used to extend the length of the lesson or as a challenge activity for GATE students
**Updated Version includes over 30 pages for lessons on the Notice and Note Signpost Aha Moment, Summarizing Plot, Cliffhanger, Suspense, Archetypes, Cautionary Tales, and Figurative Language.