Short films for the study of primary English
Apple - iPad Air - TV Ad - Your Verse - YouTube. A powerful persuasive text, quoting Dead Poets Society and Walt Whitman. Ask your students about the emotive elements of this text.
▶ Big History Project: A Story for Everyone Another beautifully constructed persuasive text. Take note of the modality at the end of the clip.
Loosely based on the relationship between the sisters who grew up to be painter Vanessa Bell & writer Virginia Woolf, this unusual (and unusually lovely) picture book imagines a day in which Virginia "wakes up feeling wolfish", and Vanessa tries with all her might to surround her sister with beauty.
View this beautiful animation it is wonderful persuasive text. It contains English concepts, such as characterisation, multimodality and persuasion.
View this beautiful animation it is wonderful persuasive text. It contains English concepts, such as characterisation, multimodality and persuasion. John Lewis Christmas Advert 2013 - The Bear & The Hare - YouTube
Edith's Lyrebird - study this text with the companion book by Jackie Kerin 'Lyrebird'. Good for teaching about the devices a composer uses to engage an audience.
HANDA'S SURPRISE - Picture Book- Animation, via YouTube.
This short animation of Rosie's walk could be used as a comparison to the text. It is a nice way to get the students thinking about how audio can add to the feel and meaning of a text.
This Christmas advertising campaign is a beautiful short film. The film shows the passing of time, with an unexpected twist at the end.
A Toy Train in Space. A really cool way to teach your kid about the wonders of science and flight. A father attaches his son's favorite toy to a weather balloon along with a HD camera and also attaches an old cell phone with GPS to track it after it lands. The train reaches the stratosphere and comes back with some neat video.
Watch this beautiful journey, it is sure to produce a strong emotional response. Created with an interesting use of photos, video and subtitles. K-6