Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script

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  • Aug 14 2010 11:45 AM

    Mary Kay Monson

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team.

    This resource also lends itself to teaching dialogue with appropriate use of punctuation around the speakers exact words.

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In this lesson, from ReadWriteThink, students view a videotape or DVD of a film segment that has a great deal of action and little or no dialogue. After viewing the segment, students write a descriptive summary of the scene. They then have an opportunity to improve their reading fluency as they reread their script expressively. As a final project, students give a performance in which they read their written summary while showing the film in the background. This lesson incorporates an assessment rubric and links to a variety of Web resources. Less

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    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: Visual Arts, English-Language Arts, Reading Comprehension, Writing Strategies

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