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Book to Film (or '5 Minglish')

  • Posted on: 13 June 2021
  • By: richardpitts
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In this course students will study written texts (books, short stories and poetry), and convert them into screenplays, film plans and short films.

These activities are fun, but also require *focus*! You'll be expected to engage in the class discussion, read some things aloud, complete tasks on Google Classroom, and volunteer your opinions.

There will be a combination of reading, speaking, drawing, digital art, filming and editing within this course. If you have your own device which is good for drawing or editing, make sure you bring it along (although on-task device usage in this class is a non-negotiable: if you would rather be texting or instagramming or TikToking, then have a talk with your HBLA about making that an SDL activity instead).

The Google Classroom code is veisomo. We'll be using it all the time, so make sure you have email and classroom access sorted.

This course is targeted at students operating at Level 5 of the curriculum (Y10 on average). Please make sure you've done well at a L4 curriculum course before enrolling in this one (scoring above 4P on an ASTTLE test, for example... or working 'above' the learning outcomes for a level 4 class). Some of the subject matter covered will be mature (possibly R13), and the content will be targeted towards students who are hoping to achieve NCEA standards either at the end of this year, or at the start of next.