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Subject Area: English Language Arts

Grade Level: 9
Topic: Fim Studies / Edward Scissorhands
Length of Unit: 6 weeks, 26 classes

Stage 1 Desired Results


Established Goals:
The goals for this class are:
GLO 1 - Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and
experiences.
Students will accomplish this through the use of journals, class discussion, projects, peer and teacher feedback.
GLO 2 - Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to comprehend and respond personally and
critically to oral, print and other media text.
Students will accomplish this through watching Edward Scissorhands directed by Tim Burton and respond to journal
prompts, discussion questions, class lectures, group discussion, and projects.
GLO 3 - Students will listen, speak, read, write, view and represent to manage ideas and information
Students will accomplish though through using graphic organizers such as KWL charts, jotting down notes and
being able to record information they find useful to their studies
GLO 5 - Students will listen, speak, read, write, view, and represent to respect, support and collaborate with others
Students will accomplish this through group work, class discussions, and final project gallery walk.

Unit Learning Outcomes for Unit Plan:


Students will:
1
Make connections between film, narrator and narration.
2
Identify character traits, plot elements, and thematic devices used in film.
3
Gain a deeper understating of literary and film elements.
4
Recognize how personal bias and perspectives can influence how they view things.
5
Recognize how powerful different types of communication can be.

Understandings:
Students will understand that
In this section, you need to put, in
your own words, what you hope
students will understand about the
unit of study.
Students will understand that all
narratives come from different
perspectives and the narrators hold
different biases.
Students will understand that due to
different biases and perspectives,
retelling of the same story by many
could could result in many different
stories.
Students will understand that what in
in a film is a reflection of the director
as well as the narrator and everything
that is incorporated is done so with
great intent and purpose.
Students will understand that different
literary elements and film media, such
as tone, irony, setting, colour,
shapes,music, and camera angle, have
distinctive components and mean
specific things when applied to a
specific genre or narrative

Essential /Inquiry Questions:


In what ways are all narratives influenced by
bias and perspective?

Students will know

GLO 1
SLO 1.1.a

Students will be able to do

Students will know how to work in groups and share the


information they have gathered for their Burton
Biographies, Playlist Creation and Final Projects. They
will have to explain and justify their decisions in each
project/ assignment and will have practice and
suggestions while justifying and discussing with their
peers.

talk with others and experience a variety of oral, print


and other media texts to explore, develop and justify
own opinions and points of view

GLO 1
SLO 1.2.b
examine and re-examine ideas, information and
experiences from different points of view to find
patterns and see relationships

GLO 2
SLO 2.2.f

I will grade all work handed in and make suggestions


on how to enhance their ideas and writing skills.
Students will be able to take this information and apply
it to their piece of writing. Students will also understand
that when the point of view changes, the whole story
can change as well, from this, they can interpret what
changes have occurred and what patterns this produces

Students will be able to look at another students piece


of work and complete a reflection ( two stars and a
wish) on how well that student has accomplished the
task at hand. There will be a given rubric and the
student will be able to read the rubric and use it to
identify any issues with the project.

consider peers interpretations of oral, print and other


media texts, referring to the texts for supporting or
contradicting evidence

GLO 2

Students will be able to identify the theme and point of


view in the film Edward Scissorhands

SLO 2.2.h
identify and discuss theme and point of view in oral,
print and other media texts

GLO 2
SLO 2.2.k

Students will be able to identify how techniques, such


as irony, symbolism, perspective and proportion,
communicate meaning and enhance effect in oral, print
and other media texts. They will record their findings in
a variety of ways

Students will know

Students will be able to do

discuss how techniques, such as irony, symbolism,


perspective and proportion, communicate meaning and
enhance effect in oral, print and other media texts

GLO 2

Students will be able to share their experiences and use


these ideas in their own writing.

SLO 2.4.a
generalize from own experience to create oral, print and
other media texts on a theme

GLO 3

Students will be able to identify the best way to record


information for their learning style and then apply it to
the lesson of the day.

SLO 3.2.b
expand and use a variety of tools and text
features, such as organizational patterns of
texts, page layouts, font styles and sizes,
colour and voice- overs, to access information

GLO 3

Students will decide which recording tool is the most


beneficial to their learning and then use it to record the
information of that class.

SLO 3.3.d
use own words to summarize and record information in
a variety of forms; paraphrase and/or quote relevant
facts and opinions; reference sources

GLO 3
SLO 3.3.e
select and record ideas and information that will support
an opinion or point of view, appeal to the audience, and
suit the tone and length of the chosen form of oral, print
or other media text

Students will have to go through their notes and find


information that supports their ideas for a particular
project or journal. Students will have to provide
examples of their ideas in order to receive full marks.

Students will know

Students will be able to do

GLO 5

Students will be able to provide constructive criticism


and positive reflections on other students work.

SLO 5.1.a
take responsibility for developing and sharing oral,
print and other media texts and for responding
respectfully to the texts of others

Learning Outcomes

Assessments

Title

Tim Burton

Journal

Film Literacy
Assignment

Bio

(Formative/Summative)

Formative/
Sumative

Formative/
Sumative

Sumative

Weighting

10

10

20

Type

SLO 1.1.a

talk with others and experience a variety of oral, print and other media
texts to explore, develop and justify own opinions and points of view

SLO 1.2.b

examine and re-examine ideas, information and experiences from


different points of view to find patterns and see relationships

SLO 2.2.f

consider peers interpretations of oral, print and other media texts,


referring to the texts for supporting or contradicting evidence

SLO 2.2.h

identify and discuss theme and point of view in oral, print and other
media texts

SLO 2.2.k
discuss how techniques, such as irony, symbolism, perspective and
proportion, communicate meaning and enhance effect in oral, print and
other media texts

SLO 2.4.a
generalize from own experience to create oral, print and other media
texts on a theme

SLO 3.2.b
expand and use a variety of tools and text features, such as
organizational patterns of texts, page layouts, font styles and sizes,
colour and voice- overs, to access information

GLO 3
SLO 3.3.d

use own words to summarize and record information in a variety of


forms; paraphrase and/or quote relevant facts and opinions; reference
sources

SLO 3.3.e
select and record ideas and information that will support an opinion or
point of view, appeal to the audience, and suit the tone and length of
the chosen form of oral, print or other media text

SLO 5.1.a
take responsibility for developing and sharing oral, print and other
media texts and for responding respectfully to the texts of others

Assessment Tool Overview


Assessme
nt Tool
Title

Outcomes

Pre Assessme
1.1.a, 2.2.f, 3.3.d,
ntTim
3.3.e
Burton
Bio

Journals

1.2.b, 2.2.f, 2.2.h,


2.2.k, 2.4.a, 3.3.d,
3.3.e

Brief Description

Fo
r
Fo
rm
ati
ve

Before viewing Edward Scissorhands, the


students were asked to complete a chart
with all of their knowledge on films and
directors on KWL chart. The students were
formatively assessed on the K and W
sections and then sumatively and
formatively assessed on the L portion. This
was designed to gauge the levels of interest
in film, how much they already understand,
and which areas need more attention.

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Throughout the unit students will write in
their journals to respond to prompting
questions that relate back to the essential
question. Students are asked to relate the
questions to the film study, but are also
encouraged to reflect on their own lives and
share as much as they are comfortable with.
The Journal will be assessed according to the

AS
ME
T

OF
Su
m
ati
ve

rubric handed out and discussed in class

Film
Literacy
Assignme
nt

2.2.h, 2.2.k

Students will use the knowledge gained from


the previous week and deconstruct a
particular shot of a film using the distinctive
features of tone, irony, colour, setting and
camera angle. They will be asked not only to
identify different literary and film elements,
but explain their reasoning each answer
given.

1.1.a, 2.2.h, 2.4.a,


3.2.b, 3.3.d, 5.1.a

Students will choose 5 moments of their


life (past, present or future) that they
believe have, or will have a memorable
impact on their life and relate it to a
single song. Students will be expected
to use their own ideas and perspectives
to develop a meaningful paragraph to
relate their song to their moment.
Students are required to use direct
examples from the genre of music,
artist, or specific lyrics.

1.1.a,1.2.b, 2.2.f,
2.2.h, 2.2.k, 3.2.b,
3.3.a, 3.3.e, 5.1.a

Students are expected to describe an


original scene from the original narrator
of the film Edward Scissorhands
ensuring they include camera angle,
colour, and music selection. They are
then to pick a new narrator of the film
and describe how all of the elements of
the film would change.

Playlist
Creation

Final
Project