When your students watch a movie, what else do they do? Here’s what Megan of the Creative Language Class blog says:
“[T]he movie itself isn’t the activity. I spend a week watching “In the time of the butterflies” and the class got tons of practice between little bits of movie. After the movie was finished, I wanted my students to retell Minerva’s story.
“I have found that if I give students a task I think they can handle WITHOUT modeling it for them, I end up with much too complicated language that was clearly NOT done by my students.
“So here’s how I break it down and teach some simple structure. My idea is to start simple and then build on it. I didn’t want to do their job for them so we learned how to tell a movie’s story by talking about OTHER movies.”
Read on to see how she did it: http://creativelanguageclass.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/tell-me-about-it