Lesson: Film Review 6: Writing the Review

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Introduction:

All the pieces are in place.  Students have their film observations; they have the know-how; now, can they put it all together? (Time required: varies by student)

 


Objectives:

1.     To review criteria for good reviews

2.     To write a film review

 


Materials:

1.     Appendix H:  Film review rubric

2.     Students may want to keep their deconstructed film reviews and sample reviews as guides.

 


Activities:

  1. Assign students to write their reviews, at home or in-class, breaking the writing up into segments as per teacher preference. Each student is to write his or her own review, being sure to pay attention to criteria discussed in class, noting in particular the conventions that used in reviews published in the students’ target publications.
  2. One or more rounds of peer editing can be useful at this stage, depending on teacher preference.
  3. Once students have received feedback from peers and their instructor and have made all requested revisions (perhaps several rounds of them?), they should be encouraged to publish their work in their target publications or websites.

 


Homework:

Assign students to write their reviews, at home or in-class, breaking the writing up into segments as per teacher preference. Each student is to write his or her own review, being sure to pay attention to criteria discussed in class, noting in particular the conventions that used in reviews published in the students’ target publications.


Assessment Questions:

  1. Evaluate student reviews using Appendix H:  Film review rubric.

 


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Teacher Notes:


Time needed to teach:

1 Session


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