I know I'm not the only one that enjoys using movies at least once a quarter. It's a great way to mix it up a bit... and a good excuse to make your room smell like popcorn.
My EFL students recently watched 'Night at the Museum.' It's super hard trying to find a movie to use (here in Geneva) that is appropriate for my kids. A lot of the movies I thought would be great wound up being filled with too many 'American' idioms or language interactions that were too complicated for them to comprehend. It seriously took me about two hours to find the perfect one. Plus, we just did a unit on 'history', so it was great!
I've had some movie review sheets stored on my computer for the past few years, but wound up revamping them into one big pack a couple of months ago. I wanted to try it out first before I posted it on TPT. Glad I did! I wound up making a few changes and adding a couple more pages. My kids did such a great job and really seemed to enjoy drawing & writing in the pack... all three of my classes. Seriously. Beginners (7-8 years old), Intermediate (9-11 year olds), and advanced (teenagers). I just adapted the amount of writing I expected of each class and it worked like a charm. They were able to tell me loads about the movie after it was finished and summaries aren't their strong suit.
So... here's my Movie Review Pack if your interested! 9 different pages that you can use with any movie! You can mix and match to make a pack that's perfect for your class. Yay!!!
What's included? There are sections that cover all of these...
-plot (beginning, middle, end)
-conflict & solution
-important vocabulary words
-designing a movie poster
-connections to other movies, books, & self
-favorite character & character traits
-movie theater themed page to write a summary
-students create a movie quiz
You'll receive a .zip file that contains 2 pdf files... one in color and one in bw (easy on the wallet)
.... and it's only $1.50
First two people to leave a comment (with email) will receive a free copy!
Hope everyone has a great week! So glad it's almost Summer! So ready to not be pasty white anymore. I do have photos of my kids using the pack, so I'll add those tomorrow... it's way past my bedtime.