Film as Text in the ELA Classroom
The purpose of this training is to motivate your students to practice and sharpen critical thinking skills through the use of film. Film is a powerful visual medium that, if used correctly, can make learning fun and build confidence in all students. You will be guided in how to incorporate film reading/viewing strategies into an engaging lesson.
- define film terms
- relate film techniques to literary elements
- engage in close “readings” of film text
- model how to use film-specific language to analyze and interpret film text
- create a lesson utilizing film text in their course