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Reel Reading: Film and Literacy

3 Credits
Engage your students with visual and printed texts by bringing the big screen into your classroom. This online, standards-based course invites teachers to discover how 'reading' films strengthens the analytical and critical thinking skills of their students. Visual texts, such as film, offer an innovative way to help students 'see' literary structures and reading strategies in action. As students recognize the connections between film and printed text, they will become more confident in their ability to appreciate, understand and analyze literary texts. This course may be completed with or without students.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

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Elaine Reimer-Paré

As I work with young readers and writers in my own classroom, I continue to search for ways to engage students with literature and the writing process: How can I help students become more confident and independent readers? How can I help students communicate effectively? How can I help students recognize the inherent value and enjoyment of reading and writing well? Because I know that other teachers ask themselves these same questions, I am passionate about my work at Fresno Pacific. The opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals is inspiring and rewarding; I hope that a collaborative sharing of ideas and strategies will enrich our teaching of reading and writing even further.