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Presentation for CamTESOL 2013 on using film to promote literacy in English. Reading and Writing activities


<ul><li> 1. Lights, Camera English:Using Film to Boost Literacy Susan Kelly Clark University ~ Shandong University of Science &amp; Technology </li> <li> 2. Context College and High School Intermediate - high intermediate Large, mixed ability classes </li> <li> 3. Reading Mixed Reviews Compare three reviewers who write about the same movie Connotation Thesis and supporting ideas </li> <li> 4. Mixed Reviews Choose a lm with a range of reviews E.G. Matrix Modify the language Read to determine each critics thesis and how they support it. </li> <li> 5. The Matrix Pierce excellent - worth seeing one of the best sci- lms good actingEbert good special effects Grahamhas some good parts, disappointing some bad not worth seeing </li> <li> 6. Inference Noticed inability to infer Used dialog as text to teach inference develop awareness practice results: marked improvement </li> <li> 7. Carl to Rick:Youre starting to be your best customer TextCarl thinks Rick is drinking too much Subtext </li> <li> 8. Captain Renault: By the way, last night you evinced an interest inSeor Ugarte.Victor Laszlo:Yes.Captain Renault: I believe you have a message for him?Victor Laszlo: Nothing important, but may I speak to him now?Major Heinrich Strasser:You would nd the conversation a trie Textone-sided. Seor Ugarte is dead.Ilsa: Oh.Captain Renault: I am making out the report now. We haventquite decided yet whether he committed suicide or died tryingto escape. Subtext </li> <li> 9. Writing </li> <li> 10. Paragraphs Topic sentences: In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is an adventurous girl. Atticus is an honorable man. In the beginning of To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem doesnt appreciate his father. </li> <li> 11. Essays Never do reviews Too much plagiarism Dont want to tempt students </li> <li> 12. Compare &amp; Contrast </li> <li> 13. Retrospective </li> <li> 14. Write a Proposal Essays that propose a slate of 3 or 4 lms that would be shown in a retrospective What is the criteria for inclusion? Signicance, popularity, or theme? </li> <li> 15. Small Group Blogs Ongoing project that capitalizes on interest in the internet Form groups based on genres Sci , romantic comedy, comedy, action, etc. Choose title, editor Brainstorm ideas Monitor trafc Comment on peers </li> <li> 16. Scenes Students get beats, i.e. list of events in a series of scenes Student work in groups to write out the dialog and details Students perform their scenes </li> <li> 17. Thank you Twitter: smkelly53 Email: Blog: Susan Kelly Daily </li> </ul>