The Goonies

Only available on StudyMode
  • Topic: The Goonies, Jonathan Ke Quan, Richard Donner
  • Pages : 10 (1803 words )
  • Download(s) : 472
  • Published : November 17, 2012
Open Document
Text Preview
English 7The Goonies Character Analysis
Reese

Name ____________________________________ Period _________

[pic]

Director: Richard Donner
Writers: Steven Spielberg (story) and Chris Columbus (screenplay) Script Links:
http://www.geocities.com/goonies_e/script.html
http://www.dailyscript.com/scripts/goonies.pdf
Release Date: 1985
Run Time: 114 minutes
Genre: Adventure / Family / Comedy
Rated: PG
Cast:
Sean Astin .... Michael 'Mikey' Walsh
Josh Brolin .... Brandon 'Brand' Walsh
Jeff Cohen .... Lawrence 'Chunk' Cohen
Corey Feldman .... Clark 'Mouth' Devereaux
Kerri Green .... Andrea 'Andy' Carmichael
Martha Plimpton .... Stefanie 'Stef' Steinbrenner
Jonathan Ke Quan .... Richard 'Data' Wang (as Ke Huy Quan)
John Matuszak .... Lotney 'Sloth' Fratelli
Robert Davi .... Jake Fratelli
Joe Pantoliano .... Francis Fratelli
Anne Ramsey .... Mama Fratelli
[pic][pic][pic][pic][pic][pic][pic] [pic][pic] [pic] [pic] Directions for The Goonies Essay Project

Step 1- Choose a character from the film:

Michael 'Mikey' Walsh
Brandon 'Brand' Walsh
Lawrence 'Chunk' Cohen
Clark 'Mouth' Devereaux
Andrea 'Andy' Carmichael
Stefanie 'Stef' Steinbrenner
Richard 'Data' Wang (as Ke Huy Quan)
Lotney 'Sloth' Fratelli
Jake Fratelli
Francis Fratelli
Mama Fratelli

Step 2- Using your chosen Goonie, follow him/ her on the adventure by taking notes on his/ her character trait. Use the attached Character Traits Handout and the Character Traits Worksheet to aid in your note-taking (this is a grade).

Step 3- Write a character analysis essay on your Goonie. Essentially, you will use the essay format I went over in class (see Write Right packet), your notes from the film, and the Character Trait Worksheets to discuss your Goonie’s character traits. This is a formal essay. That means no never evers! No First Person, Contractions, Slang! See pages 9-12 Remembrall and the OEH pages 78-88 for a refresher! Remember the following for your Body Paragraphs:

• In the first topic paragraph, describe the first character trait you have chosen. Remember these can be defined by: 1. What he/ she says – words
2. What he/ she does – actions
3. What others say (or think) about him/ her – dialogue 4. What others do to him/ her – action
• In the second topic paragraph, describe the second character trait you have chosen. Remember these can be defined by: 1. What he/ she says – words
2. What he/ she does – actions
3. What others say (or think) about him/ her – dialogue 4. What others do to him/ her – action
• In the final topic paragraph, describe the third character trait you have chosen. Remember these can be defined by: 1. What he/ she says – words
2. What he/ she does – actions
3. What others say (or think) about him/ her – dialogue 4. What others do to him/ her – action

Standards: Writing
7.8 The student will develop expository writings.
* Apply knowledge of prewriting strategies.
* Elaborate the central idea in an organized manner.
* Choose vocabulary and information that will cause a reader to perceive images and tone.
* Revise writing for clarity.
* Edit final copies to ensure correct use of homonyms, pronoun-antecedent agreement, subject-verb agreement, and verb tense consistency.
* Edit final copies to ensure correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and format.

Benchmark:
Key factors learned from The Goonies Essay:
1. Time management- we had to focus on managing our time wisely so as to complete the essay (four fully written paragraphs) in the allotted time of the class. 2. Recalling Facts/ Citing- we learned to recall scenes from the film, The Goonies, and then apply it to our paragraphs as proof to support our topics. 3....
tracking img