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Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction

Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction
Note: In some of the questions we have used the term "major characters." Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through: (1) the character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator's description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. When students analyze character, they should be reminded to have these three sources in mind. Adapted from California English-Language Arts Content Standards - Grade 7, Reading 3.3 1. This question can be modified by naming the character which is the subject of the question. 21. [This question is designed to be asked after question #2.] 4. [This question can be limited to one particular character.] 7. [Try modifying the question by naming the character or a group of characters.] 9. [This question can be modified by naming one or several symbols as the subject for analysis.]

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Classroom Assignments for Use with Any Film that is a Work of Fiction Historical Accuracy: Students can research and evaluate the historical accuracy of the film or of a scene in the film and, where inaccuracies are found, students can theorize about the filmmakers' reasons for making the change from the facts. Historical, Cultural, or Literary Allusions: In many films, historical, cultural, or literary allusions are important in conveying ideas. Students can be assigned to investigate one or more of these references. Differences Between the Book and the Movie: When a movie is based on a book, students can be asked to describe those differences, ascertain whether the movie is true to the story told by the book, and make a judgment about whether the changes made by the movie improved the story.

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