With the Oscars coming up, I always like to offer my students the chance to play film critic. Since they are learning about creating and supporting an argument, they can write Oscar movie reviews for extra credit.
It gives students a chance to have fun with the tools we're learning and give additional thought to why they like or dislike a movie. What makes a movie good? Why should someone else go see or skip this movie?
This can be a fun writing activity for kids of all ages, though. Students can choose their favorite movie and explain why they like it. Obviously, the level of explanation will vary depending on their skill level, but it can be as simple as writing adjectives to describe the movie to writing the 5 paragraph essay.
How do you use movies in your classroom? Share in the comments section!