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JayCut, Part 1: Creating a Movie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Movie making can be fun and provide an amazing opportunity for learners to explore and express in a unique and motivating way. This video tutorial walks teachers through the first eight steps needed when using JayCut software. This is...
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Thumbs Up For Movie Reviews

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
If your class loves movies, this instructional activity is sure to interest them. After discussing the purpose and structure of movie reviews, young writers compose a movie review and discuss why people may read a review before they go...
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Make a Book Into a Movie

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Turn your high schoolers into casting directors with this lesson, which focuses on turning a class novel into a movie. Choosing the cast for a movie based on a class reading, as well as designing a poster for the movie, helps young...
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How to Write a Movie Review from a Pet's Perspective

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
When would two paws up denote a blockbuster film in your classroom? Only when young writers create movie reviews from a pet's perspective in this imaginative expository writing practice. This engaging topic begins with a class discussion...
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Is That Movie OK?

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Discuss movies and movie enjoyment with your middle school language arts class. They interpret movie review information, determine appropriate movies, and then write film reviews to share with the class. Focus on using context clues to...
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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Silent Movies: A Year 7 Scheme of Work

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Even an outline can give you enough information to execute an awsome project. The tasks for each of the seven weeks of this project are defined, as well as the objective and specific content facilitated through the project. Learners will...
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Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
When will we ever use this? A Pixar movie maker explains to students how math is used in the creation of animated films. The movie maker discusses the importance of coordinate planes, transformations and translations, and trigonometry.  
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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How to Make a Movie Not an Animation

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is not animation, it just looks that way. This brief explanation describes how to make a movie using PowerPoint and iMovie software. For individuals familiar with these tools, this clip could be a big help.
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Movie Revenues: Percent of Change

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Post the names of movies that have sequels around the room and ask questions, which the students will answer by going to stand by the name of the movie that fits best. Then work with your class to analyze revenue from each film and...
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Adjectives in Movie Reviews

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Expose the power of adjectives! Select a movie review, remove all the adjectives from the article, and give a copy of the edited review to each class member.  Pairs then work together to reintroduce the missing adjectives into the review...
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Shakespeare's Plays in the Movies

For Students 11th
Quite a few movies are somewhat based on Shakesperean plays. Can you match them correctly? The title of a movie is given with four Shakespeare play titles to choose from for each question.
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Film Festival: An ESL Lesson Plan to Get Students Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 10th
If your ESL pupils love talking about movies, here is an activity ideal for providing practice with both informational reading and elements of a story. Given fictional movie posters, they decipher the information and put it into a...
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When the Book is Better than the Movie

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Sometimes the book is better than the movie; other times, the movie comes out on top. A video discusses the topic of novels and their film adaptations, pointing out specific texts and how the tale translated to the big screen. The...
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Movie Projector Cost

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small groups analyze the attendance at a movie theater and determine the amount of money made for per show. Team members calculate the number of shows it would take for a theater to make a profit after purchasing a new digital projector....
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Movies ~ Oscars 2013

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using a popular topic, the movies, your class can meet a Common Core criterion. They compare box office movie returns, adjust older movies' incomes for inflation, and in this way use the four operations to solve real-world problems. This...
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The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
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Lego Movie Pre-K Pack

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Everything is awesome when you're learning basic math and fine motor skills! Prepare youngsters to read, write, and calculate with 30 pages of fun, colorful, Lego-themed exercises. Pupils who loved the Lego Movie will practice counting,...
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"Movies That Rock": Moulin Rouge

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Upper graders explore musical film and the Bohemian lifestyle common in Europe during the turn of the century through the musical Moulin Rouge. After listening to (or viewing) songs from the movie, they discuss the Bohemian era and how...
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Movie Direction

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Do you aspire to be a film director? Watch this video to learn how to be a great director.
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Movie Presentation Parent Letter and Slip

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This is a detailed movie presentation permission slip that begins by explaining to parents the choice of the movie(s) and what questions will be addressed after viewing the film. While designed for a psychology course assignment, you can...
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How many movies can you see in one day?

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
For kids who love movies, figuring out a schedule for the maximum number that can be seen in one day is not only a good demonstration of Common Core mathematical practices, but also a highly motivating activity. Robert Kaplinsky...
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Movie tickets

For Teachers 6th - 7th Standards
This is a good Common Core question that relates inflation to operations with decimals and rounding. Young learners are asked to find out if an amount of money can purchase the same amount of movie tickets in 2012 as it did in 1987. They...

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