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Keeley Library    January 7, 2001

Literature on Film
COURSE: 09634-001
Literature on Film
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  • English Language
  • Writing Essays
  • LITERATURE (800'S)

  • Elements of Fiction


    LA 6 CONTENT: Analyzing the Effect of Dialect
    Analyze when differences between  standard and non standard dialects are a source of negative or positive stereotypes among social groups.
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will listen to audio portion only of Huckleberry Finn excerpts. They will write in their film journal a description of the characters as they imagine them to be, based on hearing them speak in dialects. Students will include in their sketch their opinion as to whether they would expect each character to be a positive or a negative character in the story.
    End product: Character Sketch
  • Group activity
  • Elements of Fiction
  • Scriptwriting
  • Drama




    LI 15 CONTENT: How Authors' Choices of Words Develop a Story
    Identify how the author or scriptwriter's use of words creates tone and  mood, and analyze and evaluate how the choice of words advances the theme or purpose of the work.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will work in groups. Each group member is assigned a major character from Lord of the Flies. Using specific lines from the film as a reference, students will each create a character to role play, like Piggy. Students will then be told to pretend that there is no teacher or substitute for that class on that day. One student in the group will take notes on the interaction that follows as the group stays in character.
    End product: Role Playing
  • Oral Tradition: Myths, Legends, 
  • Symbolism, imagery, metaphor
  • Writing Essays
  • Themes, genres




    LI  16 CONTENT: Analyzing Common Themes in Literature Over the Centuries.  Analyze and evaluate how the authors over the centuries have used archetypes drawn from myth and tradition in literature, film, religious writings, political speeches, advertising and/or propaganda.
    PERFORMANCE: In their film journals, students will refer to recurring themes in film. they watch and note similarities over the centuries. Example: Travelers who leave home for strange places to accomplish an extraordinary mission.
    End product: Essay for Film Journal
  • Criticism

  • Film techniques


    M 27 CONTENT: Identifying and Evaluating Media Effects Identify the aesthetic effects of a media presentation and identify and evaluate the techniques used to create them.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will write a film review in their film journal of a classic work of literature on film, such as "Jason and the Argonauts", highlighting in their review the aesthetic effects of the film and the techniques used to create them.
    End Product: Film Review
  • Scriptwriting
  • Drama
  • Media Literacy
  • Oral Presentations, Posters, etc. 

  •    (Using PowerPoint)
  • Arts
  • Music
  • M 28 CONTENT: Understanding the Author's Social and Political Philosophy and Its Effect on  Films. Use media to demonstrate understanding of the social or political philosophy of several major writers of a particular historical period of literary movement or on a particular public issue.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will record in their film journals their impressions of the author's social or political philosophy regarding poverty and wealth.
    End Product: Entries in Film Journal
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