If you were the woman in the picture what would you be reading?
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore:Writing Prompt: What is your favorite genre/subgenre? Choose from the list below.
A. Fiction-realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction
B. Drama-comedy, tragedy
C. Nonfiction-informational, persuasive, biography, autobiograpy
D. Folklore-myth, legend, tall tale, fairy tale, fable
Watch the videos before answering:
Include in your answer why? Your answer must be written in complete sentences. A minimum of five sentences is required. Start Scribbling! Once everyone in your group finishes writing share your answer with the members of your group.
The Joy of Books from Sean Ohlenkamp on Vimeo.
After viewing the film think about how technology is changing the medium of publishing books. Kindles, Nooks, Audio books are changing the way many read the written word. Keeping this is mind do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
Answer in a complete sentence(s) make sure to include why you agree or disagree?
On your second index card answer these questions in complete sentences:
Joy of Books Discussion Questions
Again, once everyone in your group has finished answering the question, share your responses.
Before viewing the film The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore have students predict what they think the film will be about using just images found in the slideshow below.
Slideshow of Images to use in creation of narrative before viewing the film:
Share your predictions in your group.
Now watch The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore:
On your index card answer the following:
What is the message or theme of the film? Explain the WHY for your answer. A minimum of five sentences is required. Start Scribbling!
Give students the opening lines of the the book and have them create their own story.
Thanks to Film English for their assistance with how to extend the genre question using The Joy of Books and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore films.
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