Engaging Reluctant Readers Through Foreign Films

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R&L Education, Jan 1, 2005 - Education - 258 pages
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Let your students travel to countries around the world and experience life in different cultures and times by using foreign films with English subtitles in the classroom. Author Kerry Holmes, contends that students want to read as they become involved in the plot of a movie, their interests are piqued by novelty, and their attention is attracted to movement. Engaging Reluctant Readers Through Foreign Films contains 24 foreign film guides suitable for classroom use with accompanying vocabulary and language arts activities. The activities: Are provided for direct and contextual instruction, Include characterization, setting and time, plot and sequence, imagery, foreshadowing, and point of view, Reference the Standards for the English Language Arts and Social Studies along with a brief description of how foreign films-used to promote reading-meet each of the Standards. The film guides provide: A summary, An outline of events, A list of vocabulary words and phrases used in subtitles, Questions to ask before, during, and after the film, A list of related resources. This book will be useful to teachers and parents who are interested in promoting reading skills and professors and instructors who teach language arts and reading methods to future teachers. With Engaging Reluctant Readers Through Foreign Films, get ready to turn off the lights and turn on reading! For students in grades 6-12.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Connecting Foreign Films With English Subtitles to National Standards for Language Arts and Social Studies
7
Vocabulary Instruction
17
Language Arts and Social Studies Activities
31
Film Guides
43
THE 400 BLOWS
44
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
51
BABETTES FEAST
59
JEAN DE FLORETTE
139
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
146
M
154
THE MYSTERY OF KASPAR HAUSER
162
RASHOMON
171
SEVEN SAMURAI
178
UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG
186
WAR AND PEACE PART I
193

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
67
THE BICYCLE THIEF
75
CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
81
CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
88
THE CUP
94
DAY OF WRATH
103
EASTWEST
111
GRAND ILLUSION
119
THE HIDDEN FORTRESS
128
WAR AND PEACE PART II
201
WAR AND PEACE PART III
207
WAR AND PEACE PART IV
214
WUTHERING HEIGHTS
222
Information for Teachers Resources and the Law
229
List of Films and Awards
235
Index
245
Copyright

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Kerry P. Holmes taught elementary school before becoming an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Mississippi. She works with teachers through the University of Mississippi Writing Project to promote the sharing of classroom research through writing. Elizabeth Glenn Stuart, a Phi Beta Kappa honor student at the University of Mississippi, is pursuing a degree in secondary education. Mary H. Warner, an honors graduate from the University of Mississippi, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is planning to pursue a graduate degree in Art History.

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