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Students examine the use of titles with video. They create a short horror film based on a classic work of literature or other subject area writing. Students use a single camera and a single shot. Using Adobe Premiere Elements, students create titles for the remainder of their video.
Do your pupils love horror movies? This Times for Kids article on different types of scary films is sure to get their attention - and not just on Halloween. After reading the short nonfiction article, three "reader's response" questions address reading comprehension, while three "writer's response" questions discuss literary analysis. The activity focuses on surveys, which could lend well to an extended lesson.
Here's an exercise that will help learners develop their vocabulary. The eight sentence completion problems are followed by an answer key that explains why one answer is correct and why the other possibilities are not. Richly detailed, the key also notes strategies that can be used for problems of this type.
Students begin the lesson plan by reading a book on film study. After watching the movie "Citizen Kane", they work together to identify the issues concerning the United States before World War II. As a class, they discuss how the ideas and views of the directors make their way into a film.
Eleventh graders participate on a virtual trip back in time to read the author who created the literary genre that started the intense popularity of the horror film genre of my space, UTube and podcasts, just to mention a few. They experience the writings of Edgar Allen Poe.
Students examine the impact the Atlantic Slave Trade had on Africa and the African people, through the analysis of literature and film. They identify the geographic regions of Africa and locate selected African countries, countries that are used as later case studies in the examination the legacy of slavery and colonialism
Before you jump into this lesson, be aware there is little to work with. That being said, the ideas are solid and will be brought to life with a little Halloween spirit. Learners examine horror as a sub-genre, and contemplate what makes a story scary. They read at least three fiction horror stories, critically analyzing the scare-factor and rating each on a Scare-O-Meter. Then, learners create digital posters depicting a chilling scene from their story for a school Halloween display.
Examine the research process and how to determine the credibility of sources. The class watches biographical and historical films before researching facts about the time period, events, and persona that are depicted in the films. This project culminates in a written and oral presentation.
What is your favorite movie genre? Help your intermediate English language learners by providing them with book and movie related vocabulary. At the top of the page is a list of vocabulary terms like cartoon, comedy, war story, and publisher. Four fill-in-the-blank exercises follow. Answers are not included.
Designed to open a unit on the suspense/horror genre, this plan hooks readers with an activity that mirrors the action of Shirley Jackson's short story "The Lottery" (without the grisly ending). Use either the twenty-minute 1969 film or clips from the 1996 made-for-television version. A soundly crafted lesson, but you will need to create the vocabulary sheet mentioned with words from the story that might be unfamiliar to your class.
Research everyday life of people living in British North America in the mid 1800s. Use this British North America history lesson to have students discuss resources to use for researching history. They will read about the Hensley Horror, complete an analysis sheet for primary and secondary sources, and a photograph analysis sheet.