Screening the Silver Screen: Writing New York Times "Movie Guide" Reviews


  • Aug 13 2010 4:08 PM

    Mary Kay Monson

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In this lesson, from the New York Times Learning Network, students examine the style and techniques of the "Movie Guide" column found every Friday in the Weekend section of the "New York Times." Using the reviews in "Movie Guide" as a model for writing, students develop their own descriptive, persuasive movie reviews for favorite films.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Theatre, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies, Film & Video, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, English-Language Arts


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    Grouping: Large Group Instruction

    Teaching Method: Hands-on Learning; Discussions