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.
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.