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Literary Elements in a Popular Film — Cast Away
— A Set-Up-the-Sub Lesson Plan
Subject: ELA: expository phase; motif;
symbol; theme development; dramatic irony; U.S./1945 - 1991 & Tennessee;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Surviving; Romantic Relationships;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Responsibility; Caring.
Ages: 12+; MPAA Rating -- PG-13 for intense action sequences and some disturbing images; Drama; 2000; 143 minutes; Color.
When the classroom teacher is absent, Cast Away can provide an important learning experience, as well as an opportunity to keep students interested and working. This lesson plan focuses on skills required by any secondary level English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum including:
The literary devices explored in the lesson plan include: expository phase, motif, symbol, development of theme and dramatic irony.
- Literary response and analysis;
- Analysis and evaluation of oral and media communication; and
- Written English language conventions.
The materials supplied with the lesson plan include:
- Teacher Instructions;
- Student Packet; and
- Answer Key.
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Cast Away is a movie that students love and that teachers and substitutes can use to sharpen skills in writing and literary analysis.
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