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Use Movie Reviews as Teaching Tools for Reluctant Writers

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From the Ron Paul Curriculum Weekly Newsletter

Do you remember how much you looked forward to writing book reports in your high school English classes?

What’s that? You didn’t look forward to this? You dreaded it?

You are not alone.

Students resist writing book reports. Yet they will talk endlessly about some movie they just saw. There is a way to put this enthusiasm to work academically.

How? Assign movie reviews.

Dr. Gary North, who teaches the history of literature for four years of high school in my curriculum, is a big fan of movie reviews as teaching tools. He explains why — and how — here.

This may work for your program.

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