Resource: It’s Payback Time

Another cool short clip, and this time with a narrative. I can imagine doing loads with this one – you can try a prediction activity, taking on perspectives, exploring visual literacy, and finally, an extension activity into the reality of the issue at hand (I won’t give you spoilers). Lots of reading articles and activities you could take with this. Enjoy!

Here’s a useful website with a little bit of the background data to accompany your consumption.


Resource: Get a Horse! (From Frozen)

Tonight is a short clips night. There are many awesome film resources out there, and is this probably one to keep. I am rewatching this 7-minute short clip for entertainment tonight but you can explore multitextuality (the layering of texts), self-reflexivity and the playing around with the third wall (or fourth, I mean, since we are technically watching this in the cinema).

Resource: Recite This!

This gem was discovered and shared by a close friend who teaches both English and Literature. I can imagine this being extremely useful in a classroom activity – students selecting their favourite quotes from a text (or coming up with their own) – and using this resource to find a suitable background image for the quote. Can be shared on a class blog or printed out to display in the classroom. 

Here was mine when I was feeling a little down.