Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals contains a series of movie segments and activities to assess or practice grammar points through fun, challenging exercises. Here you will find the movie segments, the lesson plans, printable worksheets with answer key for each activity, and the tips to develop your own grammar activities with the DVDs you have at home. New activities are posted regularly. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating.
Jun 20, 2017
La La Land: Narratives, Paragraph Writing
It is so rare to see good musicals on the big screen that it makes this movie really special.
Watch the movie segment. Then come up with a story to go along with the scene.
Narrative writing is formatted like a story. This means all
narrative writing has a setting and plot with characters, conflict and
resolution, and a beginning, middle and end. Even pieces that are not
themselves stories are written with the same structure. Like most forms of
writing, narratives have a message for the reader. Unlike other forms of
writing, this message is usually implied through the events of the story and
the decisions or dialogue of the characters rather than explicitly spelled out.
There are many different transition words you could use to
let your audience know the events in your narrative. You could use first, next,
then, and last. You could use first, second, third, and finally. You could
start with first of all, afterwards, soon after that, and later.
Now watch the movie segment and have a narrator read the narrative you came up with as the scene develops. Be creative and imaginative.