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Alberta Education: Using Film in the Classroom

Description: An excerpt from Alberta Education's ELA Guide to Implementation, this resource offers suggestions for pre-viewing, viewing, and post-viewing, as well as ideas for encouraging discussion and recognition of characters, themes, motifs, etc. Includes curricular objectives and outcomes directly from the Program of Studies. An excellent guide for beginners.

Alberta Education: Using Film in the Classroom

Film in the Classroom

Description: The author of this site shares a valuable perspective as she has experience working on film sets. Not only does the site include the basics of film study, but it also describes the behind-the-scenes details of filming (including job descriptions (sound mixers, costumers, electricians, etc.).

Film in the Classroom

Film in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

Description: A reputable site with an introduction to studying film in the classroom. Focuses on attention to detail and includes a section on "novel-to-film" adaptations. Also has graphic organizers that can be used as handouts (storyboards and viewing logs).

Film in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers

IMDB (Internet Movie Database)

Description: The Internet's most comprehensive film database.

IMDB (Internet Movie Database)

Literary Elements in Film

Description: A generic guide published by PBS Masterpiece Theatre for viewing films with a critical eye towards identifying literary elements in film (e.g. characterization, setting, themes, motifs, symbls, point-of-view, tone, and mood).

Literary Elements in Film

Literary Visions

Description: A video instructional series on literary analysis for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. Access "videos on demand" using your computer's media player. Includes programs such as Responding to Literature, Elements of Short Fiction, Rhetorical Figures in Poetry, and many other valuable video discussions.

Literary Visions

SparkNotes: Film Study Guides

Description: The study guides cover classic, contemporary, and auteurist films, including popular trilogies such as Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, and The Godfather. The guides have comprehensive notes on context, plots, characters, themes, motifs, symbols, and also explain important quotations. Most have quizzes and suggestions for further reading/viewing.

SparkNotes: Film Study Guides

Rich Media Files

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