ACTIVITY IDEA

How to Use Film

Recommended ages: 7-14+

Film is a valuable vehicle for the development of literacy to use in class or a school film club.

 

Every element of an audiovisual text can carry meaning, and films can be ‘read’ like any traditional text.

To use
After viewing a film or film sequence, just roll the dice and ask your students the corresponding questions.

There is a curated film list available here

The six simple divisions cover pretty much every area of a film, and it helps to concentrate on one aspect at a time. Start with the more familiar concepts such as character, story, and setting, then as pupils become more familiar they can choose different aspects to focus on.

In addition, discover Mise en Scène &  Guide to Camera Shots