Need Something Different for High School Language Arts?
Kathryn Stout of Design-A-Study has written an English course that uses movies that you can rent or borrow from your local library! During the course, students will study elements of literary analysis, watch some neat movies, and learn to discern underlying messages in movies! When my daughter and a friend used Movies as Literature, the younger siblings watched some of the movies which were age appropriate.
Movies as Literature Course
Movies as Literature Curriculum Bundle
The Movies as Literature Curriculum Bundle includes one of each of the following:
- Movies As Literature 9781891975097
- Movies as Literature Student Workbook 9781891975127
Movies as Literature
This complete, one-year high school English course uses classic movies on video to introduce and study the elements of literary analysis. Student discussion and composition questions are provided for each of 17 lessons, several of which can also be used to supplement studies in grades 7 and 8. Also included are an extensive teacher’s guide/answer key, plot summaries, glossary of literary terms, and final exam.
The Movies as Literature course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them.
The following 17 movies are covered by Movies As Literature: Shane, Friendly Persuasion, The Quiet Man, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Music Man, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, The Maltese Falcon, Rear Window, Emma, The Philadelphia Story, The Journey of August King, To Kill A Mockingbird, A Raisin in the Sun, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry V, A Man For All Seasons, and Chariots of Fire.
Scripted lessons give the teacher and confidence. The first part of this book is a copy of the Student Workbook without spaces for answers. The Teacher’s Guide lessons are found in the second part and is about 200 of the total pages.
Technically, if you only have one student, you could get by with this book alone if your student wrote the answers elsewhere, but you would have to share this book.
High school. Some lessons can be used to supplement studies in grades 7 and 8.
Paperback, 8.5″ x 11″ 335 pages
Movies as Literature Student Workbook
The Movies As Literature Student Workbook includes all instructions to the student, all questions (with room for notes or answers), the glossary, and bits of movie trivia for added interest.
Paperback, 8.5″ x 11″ 191 pages