A short powerpoint for modeling the deconstruction of film posters, linked specifically to the Action Adventure topic. Signifiers of genre and conventions of layout are what I had in mind when picking the examples.
Resources to aid the role play of Trial of the Warden based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar. Includes a research lesson on trials, a lesson on how to write an eye witness account, task sheets for each member of the trial, character cards, self reflection and peer reflection pages. I did this over a week with a year 8 class and it worked really well. Book out a hall or similar to make it most effective when you actually come to run the trial!
PowerPoint and resources to explore the representation of gender in media texts. Uses the constructionist approach to representation and covers queer theory, Goffman and Mulvey's theory of the gaze. Aimed at WJEC specification MS1 exam, but can be easily adapted.
Updated to include Judith Butler and queer theory.
Section A – Action/Adventure Films
1. Terminology Glossary
2. What is Section A about?
3. Action/Adventure Conventions Revision
4. Superman Returns screenshot analysis
5. Action/Adventure Representation Revision
6. Representation screenshot analysis
Section B – TV Comedy
1. Terminology Glossary
2. What is Section B about?
3. Audience Pleasures in TV Comedy Revision
4. Institution and scheduling Revision
Following the introductory 'Movie music' Part 1, this lesson continues to engage learners and is good for developing listening vocabulary and aural skills. The scaffolded pptx. picks one musical element (pitch for instance) and has students watch and listen to selected, short film clips using the Trailer from the Justice League Official Comic-Con (2017) movie. To begin, students focus on just one music element. Then, they listen again focusing on a different musical element. This pptx. gives short guides on each music element for students to copy and use as they watch and listen. The guides can be reused many times as general notes for listening skills in other topics. This exercise is engaging, promotes discussion and skilfully has students listening over and over with a focus on each element as they practise their skills. They won’t know how hard they are working!
This lesson builds listening skills and helps students meet ACARA Year 7 and 8 Achievement Standard:
"By the end of Year 8, students identify and analyse how the elements of music are used in different styles and apply this knowledge in their performances and compositions. They evaluate musical choices they and others from different cultures, times and places make to communicate meaning as performers and composers." http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/the-arts/music/curriculum
Generally meets outcomes for:
Enquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas
• Identify and clarify information and ideas
• Organise and process information
Generating ideas, possibilities and actions
• Imagine possibilities and connect ideas
• Consider alternatives
Reflecting on thinking and processes
• Think about thinking (metacognition)
• Reflect on processes
Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures
• Draw conclusions
• Analyse composers’ use of the elements of music and stylistic features when listening to and interpreting music.
• identifying elements of music aurally and then discussing how these elements, composition techniques and devices are used and manipulated to create a style.
• accessing and researching music through real or virtual performances to analyse performers’ interpretations of composers’ intentions
These are 4 black and white notes home for positive behaviors and overdue books in the media center/library.
There is little to no writing involved with the notes but there is always space on the back to add any additional details.
These are quick notes for recognizing students who:
1. Shared a thoughtful response in media
2. Were kind and respectful in media
2. Were added to the "Media Hall of Fame"
3. Have an overdue book
In addition to the notes, this provides an easy way to document parent contact.
1. Student receives note for home
2. Student signs the large poster that corresponds with their Positive
note (there is no poster for the overdue book note)
3. To document parental contact, just take a picture of the poster
4. Students' names will be displayed for the school to see
5. If a student returns all of their books on time (or any other noteworthy task such as earning all 3 positive notes home) they can sign the Hall of Fame poster. You can decide the time frame, if it is for each quarter, you could laminate the poster and reuse it.
Students feel very special when they receive a card, sometimes, I'll put a little sticker on it before handing it to them.
As always, I'd love to hear your feedback!
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