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Reading in the Dark: Using Film as a Tool in the English Classroom

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Author(s): John Golden

In this lively, practical guide John Golden makes direct links between film and literary study by addressing reading strategies (e.g., predicting, responding, questioning, and storyboarding) and key aspects of textual analysis.

Level(s): Secondary, Middle

ISBN/ISSN: 0-8141-3872-1

Stock No.: 38721

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Golden provides a lively, practical guide enabling teachers to feel comfortable and confident about using film in new and different ways. The book makes direct links between film and literary study by addressing reading strategies (e.g., predicting, responding, questioning, and storyboarding) and key aspects of textual analysis (e.g., characterization, point of view, irony, and connections between directorial and authorial choices). More than 30 films are used as examples to explain key terminology and cinematic effects. Teachers are encouraged to harness students’ interest in film in order to help them engage critically with a range of media, including visual and printed texts. Appendixes include a glossary of film terms, blank activity charts, and an annotated resource list.

175 pp. 2001. Grades 9-12. ISBN 0-8141-3872-1

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