Wednesday, March 20, 2013

March 19 Snow Day, March 20, 2013 Lesson, Finishing Edward Scissorhands

Check each as you complete it.

Essential Question: What are style devices, and what are cinematic techniques?

I._______Do Now (8 minutes): 
  • Go to page 172. 
  • Answer questions 1-3. 
  • Also, complete the analytical statement on page 173 in your Springboard text.  
  • Finally, get a piece of dot-matrix paper. Put your name on it. We will use this for Number II & III of today’s learning map.

II. _____( 12 minutes) The following will be important to consider in moving forward with work on Embedded  Assessment for Unit 2. Be attentive to the fact that the following style devices are different than cinematic techniques; in fact, cinematic techniques are responsible for helping to realize a particular style device.

_____Look and listen to the following definitions of style devices being read. 

a. Tone: The director’s, in this case, attitude toward a subject, character, or audience; it is conveyed through their choice of words and detail.
b. Mood: The atmosphere or predominant emotion in a literary or cinematic work.
c. Diction: Word choice intended to convey a certain effect.
d. Imagery: The descriptive words or phrases a writer uses to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, and ideas by appealing to the senses.
_____________________________________________________________________ee. Organization: The narrative structure of a piece---how a text begins and ends, is sequenced, paced, or arranged. 
f. Syntax: The arrangement of words and the order of grammatical elements in a sequence.
g. Point of View: The perspective from which a narrative is told.

______Think-Pair-Share: Come up with one example of each of the above from our recent “readings” of Edward Scissorhands or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Write these down (each student will do this on their own paper), as you might use them eventually in your embedded assessment essay ( on dot matrix paper ). We will share them as a whole group.

III. ______(25 minutes) Close Reading Edward Scissorhands. We will watch the last 25 minutes of the movie. 
  • _____On a piece of dot matrix paper, draw two vertical lines down the middle of the paper. You will have three columns for information. 
  • _____Label the first column “Style Device”, the second “How it is accomplished with a cinematic technique and what that technique is?”, and label the third column “Intended Effect”. 
  • _____Subsequently, you will identify an example of the above style devices being used in Edward Scissorhands and explain how it is accomplished with the specifics of one of the following cinematic techniques:

  1. Framing/Angles
  2. Lighting
  3. Camera Movement
  4. Music/Sound
  5. Editing ( These would be things in the movie that would need to be created or perfected after real-time filming; for example, Mike Teavee floating above the launch pad of the Television Chocolate machine).

IV. _____(5 minutes) Exit Ticket: Rate your understanding of style devices and cinematic techniques. We will have a quiz on these tomorrow.

Homework: Quiz on today’s lesson on Wednesday. Using today’s in-class exercise, that you should tweak a bit when you have more time after class, do the following writing prompt. Staple the “Notes/Graphic Organizer” you completed in class or after class to this writing prompt and turn it in on Wednesday. 

Writing Prompt:

Write a well-developed paragraph analyzing Burton’s use of a cinematic element in Edward Scissorhands. Include all the features that you have practiced, including analytical statements (page 167 and 173) with textual support, reflective commentary, and closure.

commentary (found on page 167): Your explanation of the importance or relevance of your example and the way your example supports your analysis.

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