Following on from the previous post about ‘Using Media in Literacy’ click on the image above and you’ll find yourself at the Moving Image Education website. This site has a host of quality video clips that can be used to develop children’s literacy skills. These are great to use and add a little variety to the texts we ask the children to view and think about.
Using film trailers is also a great way to start thinking about story lines and characterisation but the challenge is often finding films the children don’t actually know! Using foreign films has worked well for me, have a look at one of my favourites:
The BFI also produce lots of material for teaching Moving Image – Starting Stories and Story Shorts are excellent short films which come with teaching ideas , lesson plans etc.
Thanks for that Sandra!