FILM STUDY WORKSHEETS ON TWM
TWM offers its members the following "movie worksheets":
— Worksheet for Informational Documentaries and
The basic idea is to get students to analyze something which will interest them and to express their conclusions in writing. This will make schoolwork, in class and at home, more palatable and lead students to give their best effort.
These worksheets are generic; useful for almost any movie of the type program of the type indicated. Also check out TWM's Extra Assignments for a Food Program (this link requires a members login).
The worksheets are suitable for most subjects taught in k-12. The 2010 Common Core State Standards (.pdf download) require that teachers in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects join in the effort to assist students in learning how to read, write, and listen. See Common Core State Standards (.pdf download) page 5, item # 6, and pages 59 - 69.This may be a change for teachers in those subjects. The worksheets listed in this article will help teachers in subjects other than ELA to meet the requirements of the standards.
To use the worksheets, first review them to make sure that they are appropriate for the class and the movie and make any necessary adjustments. In most cases, have the class read the questions on the worksheets before watching the film. TWM's movie worksheets are ideal for homework. When assigning students to watch films at home, provide one or two after-school viewing opportunities for those students who cannot get access to the film. See TWM's Movies as Literature Homework Project and Historical Fiction in Film Homework Project. See also TWM's TV Show Worksheets for Homework and Cell Phone Lesson Plan (coming soon). TWM's Video Game Lesson Plan (coming soon) is in development and will be completed soon.
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