How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective

When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion to brainstorm and list the criteria for a good movie. The procedure follows with the reading of a model pet movie review of a fictional remake of Goldilocks and the Three Bears by two off-beat iguanas, Eggbert and Delbert, from the workbook Lights, Camera, Woof! Writing for Pet Entertainment Television.  Precise language, supporting evidence, a strong voice, and ability to persuade are targeted skills developed through pre-writing questions. Shared responses in both human and pet voices provide a platform for drafting teacher models that can be reviewed with the included criteria chart. Finish with a class assessment that uses close-reading strategies by highlighting effective text elements. While written primarily for use by middle school students, the activity can be adapted to younger grades by making expectations developmentally appropriate. 

43 Views 39 Downloads
Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 8th
Subjects
English Language Arts
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Differentiated Instruction
3 more...
Year
2005
Usage Permissions
Fine Print
Included Materials - Join to Access
  • Activity