ERIC Number: ED489034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Engaging Reluctant Readers through Foreign Films
Holmes, Kerry P.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
Let 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. This book contains 24 foreign film guides suitable for classroom use with accompanying vocabulary and language arts activities. The activities: (1) Are provided for direct and contextual instruction; (2) Include characterization, setting and time, plot and sequence, imagery, foreshadowing, and point of view; and (3) 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: (1) A summary; (2) An outline of events; (3) A list of vocabulary words and phrases used in subtitles; (4) Questions to ask before, during, and after the film; and (5) 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. This book is organized into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Connecting Foreign Films with English Subtitles to National Standards for Language Arts and Social Studies; (3) Vocabulary Instruction; (4) Language Arts and Social Studies Activities; (5) Film Guides; and (6) Information for Teachers: Resources and the Law. A list of films and awards is appended and an index concludes the book. ["Engaging Reluctant Readers through Foreign Films" was written with Elizabeth L. Glenn Stuart and Mary H. Warner.]
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Foreign Language Films, Cultural Awareness, Reading Motivation, Student Motivation, Social Studies, National Standards
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Parents; Teachers
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