Engaging Reluctant Readers Through Foreign Films

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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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This book would be very useful to classroom teachers who work with lower-level reading students at the secondary level. Recommended.
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Holmes shows how teachers can use foreign films, especially their subtitles in English, to help students develop on-the-spot reading skills as they follow the plot and learn about other cultures and times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578862061
  • Publisher: R&L Education
  • Publication date: 3/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 1 Introduction Chapter 3 2 Connecting Foreign Films With English Subtitles to National Standards for Language Arts and Social Studies Chapter 4 3 Vocabulary Instruction Chapter 5 4 Language Arts and Social Studies Activities Chapter 6 5 Film Guides Part 7 The 400 Blows Part 8 Au Revoir, les Enfants Part 9 Babette's Feast Part 10 Beauty and the Beast Part 11 The Bicycle Thief Part 12 Children of Heaven Part 13 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Part 14 The Cup Part 15 Day of Wrath Part 16 East/West Part 17 Grand Illusion Part 18 The Hidden Fortress Part 19 Jean de Florette Part 20 Life Is Beautiful Part 21 M Part 22 The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser Part 23 Rashomon Part 24 Seven Samurai Part 25 Umbrellas of Cherbourg Part 26 War and Peace, Part I Part 27 War and Peace, Part II Part 28 War and Peace, Part III Part 29 War and Peace, Part IV Part 30 Wuthering Heights Chapter 31 6 Information for Teachers: Resources and the Law Part 32 Appendix: List of Films and Awards Part 33 Index

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