I’m so excited to share this free printable editable movie report to compliment the 7 Step DIY Homeschool Planner and other learning forms I have here.
Editable Movie Report for Homeschool
Although I feel we need to teach our kids how to write a book report or two, some of the same learning concepts can be done assigning a movie report.
Don’t misunderstand me, I didn’t assign a lot of books reports.
However, a required book report or two helped my kids to prepare for literary analysis in high school. The same can be done with an oral report. It’s great to have choices is my point.
So I think you’ll love adding this free editable movie report to your language arts curriculum.
Look at how I created it:
- There are two versions of the same copy. One version has color and if you need to preserve your ink, one version is grayscale.
- Both versions are editable. If you want your kids to practice his beautiful penmanship, just print without using the editable fields.
- If your child prefers to use the editable form, type to fill in and then print.
- Also, I created more of a book-ish type of report meaning I encourage writers through my form to think deeper than what is happening on the screen. That is how we want to sneak in a bit of critical thinking through the fun of watching a movie.
Movie Review Form
Movie reports are not only fun, but have a way of reviving a love lost in writing or analyzing.
Too, if a child has special needs, he may not able to read without great difficulty or write well. Still, he certainly can be encouraged to express himself in beautiful language.
An editable movie report form can help him to jot down fascinating facts and still think about the elements of literature.
Through a movie, his thoughts can be formed in a visual way instead of reading the pages of a book.
In addition, on the last page I have a place for a writer to draw his or her favorite scene/s. This page is unnumbered so that your writer can decide if he wants to illustrate more than one scene and print the same page multiple times.
On the other hand, he can divide the last page into 4 squares using his pencil and illustrate more than one scene on the one page.
Your writer decides if he wants to illustrate one scene per page or various scenes on one page, or print one page per scene. I love options while teaching and I know you do too.
Also, adding the unnumbered last page in this download allows you the freedom of including your youngest learner. He may be at the drawing pictures stage right now. This way your youngest learner is part of language arts instruction for the day.
Another important component I added to the form to help with older learners is a comparison between the movie and the book.
Because this section simply asks the child to compare the two, you decide which literary elements of the book and which movie parts you want your child to compare.
Lastly, the movie report shares some of the same literary elements or the elements of fiction included in a book report like:
- setting; and
Another important distinction I made in this form because my kids had a hard time with it too is making the distinction between the plot and the theme.
Teach with Movies
So I have both a Main Idea (more like the theme) section and Plot so that your kids can learn the difference too. It helps them to think critically when filling out these parts.
Some kids do understand the difference between plot and theme until the teens years which I find is normal.
And filling out the section about what is advertised as the main idea about the movie, versus what are the plot and theme (Main Idea on form) can lead to many interesting observations about the movie.
Analyzing literature is something I’ve tried to make fun in our house; analyzing movies is another way to bring fun to language arts.
I hope you’ll love this form. Do you see other ways you can use this form?
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