This lesson provides a simple resource to build students’ text analysis skills so that they are acknowledging how an author has constructed a text, not just writing about what happens in it. Teaching Students To Write About How Characters Have Been Constructed Character Construction Chart
This short activity is effective to do during a film study unit. In this activity, students look at scenes from films with different music (and without music) and consider the impact of music on how we view the scene. How Does Music Affect A Film Scene?
This lesson focuses on advertising of digital devices and developing students’ understanding of how digital product advertisements seek to manipulate us as viewers. Understanding Aspirational Technology Advertising
This lesson demonstrates a generic procedure to help students brainstorm what a symbol might represent and then refine these brainstormed ideas into more complex ideas. Conceptualising Symbolism in A Text Example symbol brainstormer
Juxtaposition is an important literary device which will feature in many texts students come across in their time at school. This activity looks at how Greenpeace’s short video Everything Is Not Awesome can be used an an effective teaching resource for building students’ undestanding of juxtaposition. More Juxtaposition
What’s On Your Mind is a short film that shows the pressure social media can exert on us to have more exciting lives and, in the case of the protagonist in this short film, the destructive impact this can him. In this activity students consider how the film characterises the protagonist. Characterisation In A Short […]
Dangle is a 5 minute short film which tells an interesting story of cause and effect – specifically about our interactions with the environment. The film’s use of some obvious, but effective symbolism makes this an excellent resource for building students’ skills to analyse a text more deeply. This lesson provides a scaffolded approach to […]
This lesson revolves around the very short (less than a minute) film Dead Bird – a type of ‘anti-narrative’ that goes against the grain of story formulas. Students are asked to brainstorm what they normally expect to find in a story, before watching the film and being given some stimulus to help them articulate a […]
Black Hole is a very short film that effectively showcases a range of filmic devices. In this lesson, the film is used as an illustration of non-verbal characterisation. Students analyse a range of stills from the film and discuss how the film establishes the character of the protagonist. Black Hole lesson Black Hole Pics
Dunny is a 10 minute short film which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–V8TUSOqfY. The resources below could be used as short, 20 minute lessons on film techniques, as a whole class lesson on short films, or as a series of lessons which culminate in students write a response to the short film. Lighting in Dunny […]
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