Inspired by the Providence Film Festival...
What Fun a Book Can Be (2 min)
Play With Your Food (1 min)
Love Bugs (3 min)
Rainy Day Ducks (3 min)
After adding up the favorites, Love Bugs received the most votes in all three classes. Play With Your Food came in a close second. Only one of the 60 students had attended a film festival before. And most students were only familiar with independent films because they had watched Sesame Street which is where two of the films in our lineup eventually landed. Students enjoyed the films and were excited to talk about them. Many students wanted an encore showing. It was a fun and engaging lesson for all. I will definitely do more Francis Film Festivals with other grade levels in the future.
Here are some examples of student work. See below for the full lesson plan or view the pdf version.