Identifying effective elements: Sorry

Effective elements in film

WALT: identify persuasive elements in film

In this lesson, students watch exemplar videos and identify the elements that help them to feel persuaded. We discuss the ideas we like and think about how we could use it in our own film.

The lessons this term focus on creating our film for the annual Manaiakalani Film Festival.

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Lesson reflection: I was nervous about pitching our film festival idea to the group as my film festival movies have a reputation for being fun and about sports. Therefore, my intention for this lesson was to inspire my students and get them excited to begin creating our powerful film. I feel that I was successful in doing this. In particular, students loved the format and style of the ‘sorry’ exemplar. They were absolutely hooked with this film and they were moved by his words, the setting and the music. This was a great opportunity for students to understand that although our films are usually entertaining because they are light hearted and humorous, if our film is executed correctly, it will have the power to move people (just like the ‘Dear Future Generations: Sorry’ exemplar). This really helped students to feel motivated and excited to create our film. They understood how our film can be so much more than just entertaining our audience.

Extra footage

Making a connection to our PK

In a previous lesson, students noticed that it wasn't just writing that can be persuasive. We revisited this with the same YouTube clip, to remind students about what they already knew about persuasive elements in film.

Sharing ideas for 'Teachers Mutual Bank'

Sharing ideas for 'I'll Miss My Teacher"

For this task, students did not create a DLO. These were the students who took part in this lesson

Chelsea Donaldson

Glen Innes School

Auckland, New Zealand

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand