Language arts: Film Title: Cast Away Level: Secondary Five Lessons: 6 – 8 lessons Teaching procedures: A. | Trailer| | Previewing activities| | 1. | Watch a film trailer. | | 2. | Ss work in groups of three to write down their thoughts. | | 3. | Ss work in groups of three to predict the plot and theme of the film. | | | | B. | First Clipping| | While-viewing activity| | 1. | Fill in a character map. | | Post-viewing activities| | 1. | Identify the state of emotion. | | 2. | Practise using different feelings to say a line. | | 3. | Design a dialogue. | | 4. | Present the dialogue. | | 5. Imaginative writing of a letter.
| | | | C. | Second Clipping| | While-viewing activity| | 1. | Draw a storyboard with captions. | | Post-viewing activities| | 1. | Make a choice of things with reasons. | | 2. | Group discussion on the choice of things. | | | | D. | Third Clipping| | Post-viewing activities| | 1. | Ss imagine they are either one of the main characters to make a decision. | | 2. | Ss persuade other students to take their side to make the same decision. | Film Cast Away Target Group: F. 5 students Generic skills: * Critical and creative thinking * Collaborative and communication skills Problem solving skills * Decision making skills Responding: * Presenting personal ideas * Role-playing Viewing: * Viewing the trailer * Viewing the film clippings Reading: * Reading classmates’ work Cast Away Writing: * Drawing a character map * Writing a letter * Drawing a storyboard * Making choices with reasons Speaking: * Discussing the plot of the film * Discussing the theme of the film * Persuading, agreeing and disagreeing * Speaking with different emotions Listening: * Listening to the narration of the trailer Trailer Pre-viewing activities Cast Away (Trailer) 1.
Watching a trailer Watch a film trailer and write down the narration of the trailer. There is only one sentence which is chopped up into three phrases.
Then work in groups of three and write down what you think about the lines. Narration| Your thoughts(who? when? what? how? why? )| | | | | | | The complete sentence is:| Teacher’s copy Cast Away (Trailer) 1. Watching a trailer Watch a film trailer and write down the narration of the trailer. There is only one sentence which is chopped up into three phrases. Then work in groups of three and write down what you think about the lines.
Narration| Your thoughts(who? when? what? how? why? )| in an ordinary life| Free response| extraordinary events| Free response| can change a man forever| Free response| The complete sentence is:In an ordinary life, extraordinary events can change a man forever. | 2. Discussing the plot and theme of the film Watch the trailer a second time. Work in groups of three and make predictions of what you are going to see in the film. Characters| Setting| Plot| Climax| Ending| | | | | | What will the film be about? What will the theme of the film be? | First Clipping Cast Away (First clipping)
While-viewing activity While watching the first film clipping, pay attention to Chuck Noland, the protagonist, to look for as much information as you can about him. Character Map Description Describe the character Feelings What feelings does the character have? Character Chuck Noland Behaviour How does the character act in the story? Personality / Traits What is the character’s personality like? Adapted from: Hilda and Scholastic Incorporation Teacher’s copy Character Map Description Describe the character 1. Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose life is ruled by time. 2.
He has a friend called Stan whose wife is seriously ill. 3. Chuck is in love with a girl called Kelly. Feelings What feelings does the character have? 1. angry — when briefing the workers 2. nervous — when handling the goods in Russia 3. irritated — with the bad tooth 4. happy — when having the family dinner 5. guilty — when he has to go to work again Character Chuck Noland Personality / Traits What is the character’s personality like? 1. determined 2. aggressive 3. intelligent 4. kind-hearted 5. career minded 6. efficient Behaviour How does the character act in the story? 1.
Chuck talks to a group of Russian FedEx executives, stressing the importance of keeping time. 2. He steals a crippled kid’s bike when his truck breaks down. 3. He urges the Russian colleagues to sort the packages in Red Square when a truck cannot move. 4. He offers to check a doctor’s telephone number for his friend, Stan. 5. He does not propose to Kelly despite the pressure from the family at Christmas dinner. Adapted from: Hilda and Scholastic Incorporation Cast Away (First clipping) Post-viewing activities 1. In the film, upon leaving, Chuck says this to Kelly at the airport. I’ll be right back. How does Chuck feel when saying this line? _____________________________________________ 2. Pair work Try to say this line ‘I’ll be right back’ to your partner with different feelings (e. g. angry, cheerful, disappointed, sad, nervous, embarrassed, etc. ). See if your partner can find out how you feel when saying the line. 3. Pair work Design a dialogue to include this line ‘I’ll be right back’ with a particular emotion. Take into consideration of the following questions before writing out the dialogue. a) Who are you? b) Where are you? c) What is the time? d) What are you doing? 4. Presentation
Present the dialogue (with the appropriate intonation to show your feeling) in front of the class to let them guess your state of emotion when saying that line. Cast Away (First clipping) 5. Imagine you were on the same plane with Chuck and you thought you were going to die, write a letter to your beloved one (e. g. father, mother, brother, sister, best friend, girlfriend, boyfriend, etc. ). Dear Love, Chuck Second Clipping Cast Away (Second clipping) While-viewing activity While watching the second clipping, pay attention to how Chuck Noland, the protagonist, survives on the desert island.
Draw the major events that happen on the desert island on the storyboard. Record them in the correct order and write captions for each event. 1. _________________________________ 2. ______________________________ _________________________________ _______________________________ _________________________________ _______________________________ 3. __________________________________ 4. _______________________________ __________________________________ _______________________________ __________________________________ _______________________________ 5. __________________________________ 6. ______________________________ ___________________________________ ______________________________ ___________________________________ ______________________________ Cast Away (Second clipping) Post-viewing activities 1. Imagine you were Chuck Noland on the desert island and you met a Divine God who took pity on you. Now he would give you three things to help you. What would you like to get from him? Explain why you would like to have these things. Things you want| Why do you want these things| 1. | | 2. | | 3. | | 2. Form into groups of four.
Discuss among your group members to decide on the final list of which three things you are going to ask from the Divine God. Group Discussion Name: ____________________ Date: ____________________ No. | Descriptions| Marks| | | 0-2| 3-4| 5-6| I| Pronunciation and delivery| | | | | * Can speak at a suitable volume| | | * Can pronounce sounds and words clearly and accurately| | | * Can speak with correct speed and intonation| | | | Overall mark| II| Communication strategies| | | | | * Can use body language and eye contact| | | * Can interact well with others in the group| | * Can use different turn-taking strategies| | | | Overall mark| III| Vocabulary and language patterns| | | | | * Can use a wide range of vocabulary| | | * Can use different language patterns and grammar correctly| | | * Can self-correct mistakes| | | | Overall mark| IV| Ideas and organization| | | | | * Can express relevant ideas and information clearly| | | * Can listen and respond to others and keep the conversation going| | * Can ask and answer different kinds of questions related to the topic| | | Overall mark| | | Overall total| Adapted from Oxford University Press Third Clipping Cast Away (Third clipping)
Post-viewing activities 1. Imagine you were one of the following characters. (Choose one only) If you were Chuck, would you leave the desert island? Why? If you were Kelly, would you stay with Chuck? Why? 2. Angel and devil Students who choose to be Chuck try to persuade the others to take their side, then the vice versa. Students have to consider the given reasons before making decision. After listening to what (Chuck/Kelly) said, I think __________________ __________________________ because ____________________ _________________________ ___________________________ ______________________________ ______________________________
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