A Way on How 2 Present Cast Away Film Assignment

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Language arts: Film
Title: Cast Away
Level: Secondary Five
Lessons: 6 – 8 lessons

Teaching procedures:
A.| Trailer|
| Previewing activities|
| 1.| Watch a film trailer.|
| 2.| Ss work in groups of three to write down their thoughts.| | 3.| Ss work in groups of three to predict the plot and theme of the film.| | | |
B.| First Clipping|
| While-viewing activity|
| 1.| Fill in a character map.|
| Post-viewing activities|
| 1.| Identify the state of emotion.|
| 2.| Practise using different feelings to say a line.|
| 3.| Design a dialogue.|
| 4.| Present the dialogue.|
| 5.| Imaginative writing of a letter.|
| | |
C.| Second Clipping|
| While-viewing activity|
| 1.| Draw a storyboard with captions.|
| Post-viewing activities|
| 1.| Make a choice of things with reasons.|
| 2.| Group discussion on the choice of things.|
| | |
D.| Third Clipping|
| Post-viewing activities|
| 1.| Ss imagine they are either one of the main characters to make a decision.| | 2.| Ss persuade other students to take their side to make the same decision.|

Film
Cast Away

Target Group: F.5 students
Generic skills:
* Critical and creative thinking
* Collaborative and communication skills
* Problem solving skills
* Decision making skills
Responding:
* Presenting personal ideas
* Role-playing

Viewing:
* Viewing the trailer
* Viewing the film clippings
Reading:
* Reading classmates’ work

Cast Away
Writing:
* Drawing a character map
* Writing a letter
* Drawing a storyboard
* Making choices with reasons
Speaking:
* Discussing the plot of the film
* Discussing the theme of the film
* Persuading, agreeing and disagreeing
* Speaking with different emotions
Listening:
* Listening to the narration of the trailer

Trailer
Pre-viewing activities

Cast Away (Trailer)
1. Watching a trailer
Watch a film trailer and write down the narration of the trailer. There is only one sentence which is chopped up into three phrases. Then work in groups of three and write down what you think about the lines.

Narration| Your thoughts(who?when?what?how?why?)|
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| |
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The complete sentence is:|

Teacher’s copy
Cast Away (Trailer)
1. Watching a trailer
Watch a film trailer and write down the narration of the trailer. There is only one sentence which is chopped up into three phrases. Then work in groups of three and write down what you think about the lines.

Narration| Your thoughts(who?when?what?how?why?)|
in an ordinary life| Free response|
extraordinary events| Free response|
can change a man forever| Free response|
The complete sentence is:In an ordinary life, extraordinary events can change a man forever.|

2. Discussing the plot and theme of the film
Watch the trailer a second time. Work in groups of three and make predictions of what you are going to see in the film.

Characters| Setting| Plot| Climax| Ending|
| | | | |
What will the film be about? What will the theme of the film be?|

First Clipping

Cast Away (First clipping)
While-viewing activity
While watching the first film clipping, pay attention to Chuck Noland, the protagonist, to look for as much information as you can about him.

Character Map
Description
Describe the character
Feelings
What feelings does the character have?

Character
Chuck Noland

Behaviour

How does the character act in the story?

Personality / Traits

What is the character’s
personality like?

Adapted from: Hilda and Scholastic Incorporation

Teacher’s copy
Character Map
Description
Describe the character

1. Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose life is ruled by time. 2. He has a friend called Stan whose wife is seriously ill.
3. Chuck is in love with a girl called Kelly.

Feelings
What feelings...
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