Lesson Plan – Carol Fisher
Period 4: 1:09 PM – 2:12 PM (63 minutes)
Subject: ELA A10
Topic: Deconstructing Vampire Films and Television Shows
Content: D.E.A.W., Film Deconstruction, Exit Slip
Teaching Strategy: Write alongside the students, using media
Outcomes: CR A10.2
View, interpret, summarize, and draw conclusions about the ideas and information presented in a variety of illustrations, charts, graphs, and television, film, and video presentations including a documentary or current affairs program.
– SWBAT: Demonstrate active viewing behaviours
– SWBAT: Prepare and present a critical response to what was viewed
– SWBAT: View and discuss the meaning and characterization implicit in the action of a scene from a play, film, television production
– SWBAT: Write using a song as an inspiration point
Prerequisite: Knowledge of various vampire based shows and films.
– Film Sheet
– Video Links
Set: Students will be able to write for at least five minutes. They will be able to use the song for inspiration and write whatever it draws from their mind.
Development: Students will actively view the clips and deconstruct the content. Students will volunteer or provide answers during the discussion. I will take in the viewing sheets to see what each student got out of their deconstruction.
Closure: I will use the answers to the exit slip to get a grasp of what students are taking from my lessons. Are they starting to see that fantasy/horror genre works can teach us things?
Set: (estimated time 10/60 minutes) (10)
– Song Writing Prompt:
- o Spiritual – Katy Perry (From The Vampire Academy Soundtrack)
- o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5TBqaMkBpQ
- o Students will be asked to write underneath their last writing. They may write in any form: point form, journal, poem, story, or picture if they cannot formulate any words while listening.
- o Students can write while the song is playing or write after it is done.
- o The writing topic is up to them.
- o They must date and sign it and hand it in when they finish.
– Take up deconstruction Sheet
Development: (estimated time **50/60 minutes) (40)
– Hand out film viewing sheets
- Give them a few minutes to read it over
- Tell them that we will be using the deconstruction technique we learned the other day, but with film this time.
- Ask them to just watch for the first viewing and make notes during the second viewing.
- I will give the students a few minutes between each clip to make some notes
- Clip order:
- Twilight (2008) (2 min. 40 sec.)
- Bella is attacked in a parking lot and Edward comes to her rescue.
- I Am Count Dracula (2004) (2 min. 30 sec.)
- Van Helsing has a history with Dracula.
- The Vampire Diaries (2009) (2 min.)
- She must have immortality to gain a better life.
- Interview with a Vampire (1994) (2 min. 6 sec.)
- The shunned Vampire returns for vengeance. Incur
- Dark Shadows (2012) (2 min. 16 sec.)
- The vampire secret is out. He is a murder, but also a Collins.
- Blood+ (2005) (2 min. 52 sec.)
- She is different, but she is loved.
- Hotel Transylvania (2012) (2 min 4 sec.)
- She is coming of age and wants to go out into the world.
- Twilight (2008) (2 min. 40 sec.)
- Students will have some additional time to finish up their sheet.
– Discussion of findings:
- I will cold call or have volunteers share their answers for each clip.
- I will be looking for meaning statements and the differences between them.
– Hand in film viewing sheet
Closure: (estimated time 60/60 minutes) (10)
– Exit slip:
- o How has film altered the vampire tradition?
- o Do vampire/horror stories teach us lessons?
- o What is your favorite vampire story/film/TV show? Why?
– If there is time left:
- o Student will get a choice; we can start reading Act 2 out loud or they can work on their independent novel studies.
– View things twice
– Take up in class