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  • laislinns
  • Waygookin

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    • April 13, 2010, 08:17:04 pm
    • Cheongju
Movies and short films
« on: July 01, 2010, 08:15:01 am »
I thought that I got this lesson from here, but I can't find anything about it. Either way, I changed it quite a bit, so here is my Movies and Short Films lesson. I did it with my after-school class of Grade 2 students, but I think this could work for any grade and any number of students.

I started off the lesson by showing the kids two movie trailers. I used the trailers for Karate Kid and Eclipse, but you could change this to anything that you think your kids might enjoy. I used the Eclipse trailer because I have two girls in my class and I thought they might enjoy them. In the end, neither of the girls liked the Twilight series and all of the boys wanted to see it, so it didn't quite work out as planned. Here are the links to the trailers that I used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTGDxv60t94 (Eclipse)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SmmxvHLsKk (The Karate Kid)

Before I started, I asked the kids if they knew what trailers were and gave them a brief explanation. After each trailer I asked them three questions:
Who would go to see the movie?
Why?
What kind of movie is it?
That way I got them to tell me about all the different genres of movies, and they had fun doing it.

Next I handed out the assessment sheet and went over the different sections, making sure that they understood what everything meant. I only used the first part of the assessment sheet and didn't ask them to do the DVD cover, although that could be a fun exercise for anyone who wants to do it.

Finally, I showed them the short film Lifted. I had them watch it twice - the first time just enjoying the movie, and the second time getting them to use the assessment sheet to show what they thought about it. Then I had them discuss what they thought about the movie. They all loved it and all wanted to own it on DVD. They all really seemed to enjoy the lesson!

I hope this lesson plan comes in handy!


Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 07:06:24 pm »
I'll be using this during my summer camp. Thank you!


  • chico79
  • Newgookin

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    • September 02, 2010, 08:08:52 am
    • Pohang
Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 09:35:30 am »
Nice idea, i'll be using this on my High school students. Anything to keep their attention span is a bonus and this looks the thing.

cheers!


  • mystic951
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    • August 27, 2011, 01:44:06 pm
    • Gimcheon-si
Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2011, 08:23:59 am »
Thanks a bunch for the great material! I know this is a late reply but the lesson plan is great none-the-less :)


  • castowers
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    • August 28, 2015, 01:37:36 pm
    • Chungbuk, South Korea
Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2015, 09:29:45 pm »
Pixar Short Films are my favorite to do.

Here's a .pdf worksheet about making inferences about 10 of Pixar's wordless short films:
One Man Band
For The Birds
Pigeon Impossible
Geri's Game
Lifted
Tin Toy
Presto
Day & Night
Luxo Jr.
La Luna

I used this as an After School Class lesson. Enjoy!


Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2015, 09:29:09 am »
Thank you so much for sharing this lesson!!! I am definitely going to use it for winter camp this year!


  • Aine Byrne
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    • October 23, 2014, 02:54:40 am
    • Ireland
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Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2015, 07:51:05 am »
Thanks this is great, hoping to use with my English Club. Do you have anything on making short movies? Just thought I would ask. ;)
ABean


  • KF Panda
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    • December 24, 2010, 02:06:40 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 08:37:35 am »
Thanks a million for this!

Other short clips to consider:
Octapodi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=badHUNl2HXU
Wild dogs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn2qepWagbc
Big Bugs Bunny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7wkzmZ4GBw

Check out http://www.waygook.org/index.php/topic,3270.40.html to find worksheets to utilize with the clips.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2015, 08:57:52 am by KF Panda »


  • castowers
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    • August 28, 2015, 01:37:36 pm
    • Chungbuk, South Korea
Re: Movies and short films
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 03:59:56 pm »
So I don't know why my PDF didn't post but I put it in a Word doc.

These are not my worksheets but I found them incredibly useful.

Great for all of the Pixar Shorts previously listed.