ERIC Number: ED283147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Literature through Films. Project ELF.
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.
Noting that instructional films can serve as a valuable tool to motivate students and to help them organize, interpret, and evaluate concepts presented, this program guide is designed to assist teachers in planning instructional activities that will effectively integrate films into the English language arts curriculum. The first section of the guide, presents an initial statement of purpose, instructions for use of the guide, and a lesson format and a graphic presentation of the format for each study guide. The remainder of the guide presents detailed lessons for works in diverse literary genres. Each genre section begins with a brief outline enumerating topics to consider when introducing films based on that particular literary type. The study sections are as follows: (1) biography, including films on Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, and Shakespeare; (2) drama, including Ibsen's "A Doll's House," Shakespeare's "Hamlet," and Shaw's "Pygmalion"; (3) the novel, including Hemingway's "Islands in the Stream" and S. E. Hinton's "Tex"; (4) poetry, including material on Chaucer and Japanese haiku poetry, as well as on the epic poem; (5) short stories, including works by Balzac, Shirley Jackson, and D. H. Lawrence; and (6) science fiction and fantasy, including Ray Bradbury's "The Flying Machine" and W. W. Jacobs' classic short story, "The Monkey's Paw." The program guide concludes with an appendix containing information for ordering films, a request for user comments, an invitation for teachers to submit their own lesson plans, and a sample lesson format. (NKA)
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Drama, Educational Media, English Curriculum, Fantasy, Fiction, Instructional Films, Language Arts, Literary Criticism, Literary Devices, Literary Genres, Literary Styles, Literature, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Program Content, Science Fiction, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Tragedy
Los Angeles County Office of Education, Division of Instructional Media and Information Systems, 9300 East Imperial Highway, Room 250, Downey, CA 90242-2890 ($4.00, plus postage and tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA.
Note: A project of the Administrative Committee for Program Development. Section pages printed on colored paper.