AP THEME: Beauty and Aesthetics
CONTEXT: Visual and Performing Arts
During a unit on Entertainment and Media in Level 2, I was striving to make vocabulary assessment more meaningful (I didn't want to just give them a rote memorization quiz). I thought about how they would use the vocabulary, adjectives to describe movies, in real life, and decided the most authentic use of this set of vocabulary would be done when looking at movies and which movies you would like to see/not see after reading about the movie. I developed an Interpretive Reading activity for students using movie synopses. The vocabulary is given to them, but they have to use a variety of the vocabulary correctly in context to talk about their thoughts on the movies. After students completed the activity we watched the trailers to each of the movies - we did this after and not before because I wanted students to base their vocabulary use on what they were reading, not viewing.
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