Teaching Elements of Short Stories Using Movies by José Acosta

Hi! In the following E-Learning Interactive Module, you will learn about how you can use popular movies to teach the elements of stories. During the completion of the E-Learning, you will participate through a variety of activities that will enhance your learning process. Have a good time!

Welcome

Welcome!


It a pleasure to have you here!

Welcome to the E-Learning Interactive Online Module. You will learn a lot about teaching the story elements by using popular movies. I am sure that after completing the E-Learning Interactive Online Module, your students will feel motivated to learn about the story elements.


Presentation

I want to  know a little bit about you. Answer the following questions:

What is your name?

Are you a teacher? If the answer is yes, What grade do you teach?

How did you know about this E-Learning Interactive Online Module?

Learning Goals and Objectives

Learning Goal

Goal

Encourage participants to incorporate diverse strategies to improve the teaching of story elements.


Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits of using popular movies to teach the elements of short story adequately.
  • Analize a shortfilm to identify the short story elements completely.
  • Identify popular movies that will attract the students. 
  • Create a learning activity using tecnology tools. 

What are your expectations for this E-learning experience?

Five Things - Elements of Short Story Song

Flocabulary - Elements of Short Story

 

Fill in the blanks using the lyrics of the song "These are the five things".

Plot, , Conflict, ,

Setting, yes these are the  things

That you’re going to be

When you’re reading or

A that’s mad exciting

Was the song entertaining?

  • Yes!
  • No.

Teaching the Elements of Short Stories using Movies

Teaching the Elements of Short Story using Movies

Watch the following video carefully.

 

What is the problem presented in the video?

Which picture represents the problem presented in the previous video?

What will you be learning about?

  • How to keep trying to teach the elements of short stories using books.
  • How to teach the elements of short stories using books for kids.
  • Teaching the elements of short stories using pictures.
  • Teaching the elements of short stories using movies.

4 Simple Steps

Watch the video and try to memorize the 4 Simple Steps.

 

Identify which are the 4 Steps to teach the Elements of Short Stories using Movies

Step 1: Choose a Popular Movie

Step 1: Choose a Popular Movie Video

Step 1: Choose a Popular Movie

  

 

Which movie could be a great option for teaching the Elements of Short Stories to students?

Step 2: Identify the Story Elements

Step 2: Identify the Story Elements Video

 

Mini Movie - "Training Wheels"

Watch the mini movie "Training Wheels" and then identify the story elements.

Identify a CHARACTER presented in the story Training Wheels.

Identify a CHARACTER presented in the story Training Wheels.

Identify the SETTING presented in the story Training Wheels.

Organize the sequence of events from the PLOT of the story Training Wheels.

  • Agnes wants an icecream, but she was not able to ride her bicycle to get to the icecream truck. The Minions saw how Agnes was having trouble with her riding skills and decided to build a special bicycle for her.
    1
  • Agnes gets angry and decides to get back the icecream truck for her icecream. Agnes eats her icecream.
    3
  • Agnes was able to ride her new bicycle towards the icecream truck, but when she gets their, a thief steals the icecream truck.
    2

Idenify types of CONFLICTs presented in the story Training Wheels.

  • Character vs Himself
  • Character vs Character
  • Character vs Nature
  • Character vs Society

Identify the type of Conflict presented in the story Training Wheels.

  • Character vs Character
  • Character vs Nature
  • Character vs Society
  • Character vs Himself

What is the THEME of the story Training Wheels.

  • If you really want to achieve something in your life, you have to work hard until you reach it.
  • If you have struggles in your life, try be patient and wait until something happens.

 

Part 3 - Creating an Activity for the Class

Step 3: Create an Activity Video

 

What is the name of the Tecnological Tool presented?

How to complete the Concept Map Activity

Which image best represents the characters of the story?

Which image best represents the setting of the story?

Which image best represents the setting of the story?

 

Good Practice

Important!

Once you have completed the activity, it will look like the one presented on the left side of this presentation. It is very important to enhance our learning processess with images that can call the attention of our students. I am sure that if you use this concept map, students will have a better understanding. Remember: Prezi can facilitate your creation of presentations in class. 


Step 4: Apply it in Class

Step 4: Apply it in Class Video

Watch the video and learn about the application of step 4. 

 
 

 

What are the benefits of applying this strategy in class?

  • Calls attention
  • Make students silent
  • Motivates students
  • Activates prior knowledge
  • Give them more resposability
  • Visually Actractive
Choose the 4 benefits presented in the previous video.

Final

Final Presentation

 

Assessments and Evaluation

Reflective Question

Answer the following questions reflectively. 

How would you apply the knowledge aquiered about the strategy of teaching the elements of short stories using movies in you classroom or other? 

Instructions for E-Learning Evaluation

Evaluation Instructions:

Read each criteria presented and evaluate the E-Learning with honesty. 

Criteria #1

  • 4 Strongly Agree
  • 3 Agree
  • 2 Disagree
  • 1 Strongly Disagree

 

Your time invested in the E-learning was appropriate.

Criteria #2

  • 4 Strongly Agree
  • 3 Agree
  • 2 Disagree
  • 1 Strongly Agree
I can use the knowledge adquired from this e-learning in my job. 

Criteria #3

  • 4 Strongly Agree
  • 3 Agree
  • 2 Disagree
  • 1 Strongly Disagree
The topic presented was relevant.

Criteria #4

  • 4 Strongly Agree
  • 3 Agree
  • 2 Disagree
  • 1 Strongly Disagree
The knowledge acquired can improve my teaching performance.

Criteria #5

  • 4 Strongly Agree
  • 3 Agree
  • 2 Disagree
  • 1 Strongly Disagree
I can recommend this E-Learning to other teachers.

References

Referencias


Animations. (2016, junio 21). Training Wheels Mini Movies – New Hot Minios Clips [Video].

           Recuperado de: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvyBIw2msPM


Bryson, C. (2016). Using Movies to Teach Literary Elements. Recuperado de:  kidstvmovies.about.com:                           http://kidstvmovies.about.com/od/healthytvhabits/fl/Read-the-Book-Watch-the-Movie.htm


FlocabularyYT. (2011, enero 20). Flocabulary – Five Things (Elements of a Short Story)[Video Archivo].           

        Recuperado de: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6I24S72Jps


Prezi (2016). Presenting a better way to present. Recuperado de: Prezi.com: https://prezi.com/


Webster, S. (s.f). Elements of a Short Story. Recuperado de: 

          http://www.msnenglish.net/uploads/2/1/3/8/21386850/elements-of-a-

         -story-package.pdf