Chapter-by-chapter film analyses, discussion questions for class,
assignments, exams, and much, much more!
recent mandatory inclusion of the study of film into the High School
English Language Arts program has been a source of anxiety for many
teachers: what films do we teach? what aspects of films
do we teach? what do our students need to know? how
do we catalyze thorough student writing on film? what do I
need to know and how will I learn it?
This site is for teachers who require some assistance
in their teaching of film, and for those who want to share their
ideas and assignments (and grab some new ones). There’s a new
vernacular to learn, and a new level of writing that we have to
teach, and this site has been created to help you in this endeavour.
“We all understand the movies, but how do we explain them?”
writer Christian Metz
site is very much in its infancy stage; it can only grow with
your contribution and support. Feel free to post questions
and innovative ideas to the discussion
community! If you find a new, informative website
regarding film, email me so that I can add it to the files
section! Add to the growing bank of resources
with your handouts, assignments, and examinations:
email me your documents
(with your name in the header) and I will add them! Remember,
assignments and examinations will be in the public domain (that
is, an enterprising student may indeed find them); if there
is anything that you would like to share of a secured nature,
I’ll provide the name of your document and an email link.