2.2 Visual Text

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2.2 Visual Text

  1. 1. A S 2 .2A NALYSE SPEC IF I ED ASPEC T ( S ) O F STUD I E D VISU A L O RORAL TEXT ( S ), SUPPORT ED BY EVIDE N C E4 C RED IT S
  2. 2. P LOT1. View the film.2. Create a flow chart to show the progression of the story. For each section, write a brief description from the story. Include a picture to represent the section.
  3. 3. C HARACTER & F ILM TECHNIQUESGetting to know the charactersCharacter Visual/verbal feature What does the vieweradjectives learn?
  4. 4. Getting to know the charactersCharacter Visual/verbal feature What does the vieweradjectives learn?
  5. 5. C HARACTER & F ILM TECHNIQUESGetting to know the charactersCharacter Visual/verbal feature What does the vieweradjectives learn?
  6. 6. C HARACTERS & C HALLENGES Any information about the characters is important to the film. Characters develop and change during the novel as they face challenges and conflict.1. Choose 1 character and describe a challenge in their life.2. Explain how they coped with it (aim for 3 ways).3. List 6 visual/verbal techniques which support your ideas.4. What do we learn about the type of person she/he is?5. Explain what the director wants us to learn from this character and how they dealt with their challenges/conflict.
  7. 7. C OMPARE AND C ONTRAST1. Create a Venn diagram to show the similarities and differences between 2 characters.2. Choose 1 similarity and one difference and discuss what may have caused this similarity or difference.
  8. 8. CHANGE IN A CHARACTER 1. Identify and 1. Explain the1. Describe the describe the outcome of this character at the event or person change. What did beginning of the that influenced a the character learn film. change in the from this? 2. Include character. 2. What does the visual/verbal 2. Explain how the director want us asfeatures to support character viewers to learn your description. changed. from this change? 3. Include 3. Include visual/verbal visual/verbal features. features.
  9. 9. R ELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT 1. Identify and describe the 1. Describe the changes in this relationship at the 1. Identify an important relationship. Does end of the film. Are relationship in the film. the balance of the characters2. Describe this relationship power change? Is friends? Why/why – are they friends, there a conflict? not? related, enemies? Does one person 2. Explain what the3. Identify any visual/verbal help the other in director want us as features that support some way? viewers to learn from your description. 2. What is the this relationship. outcome? 3. Can this be linked to 3. Include visual/verbal human nature or the features. world in general? 4. Include visual/verbal techniques.
  10. 10. E SSAY TOPICSChoose ONE of the following questions and write at least 300 words.1. Analyse how the beginning AND ending of a text show an important change in a character or individual in a text you have studied.2. Analyse how a character or individual is influenced to make decisions in a text you have studied.3. Analyse how the growth of a relationship affects the climax in a text you have studied.
  11. 11. S ETTING Setting may include reference to time, place, historical or social context, or atmosphere.1. Identify the 3 main settings in the text.2. Choose 1 and create a brainstorm of adjectives to describe it.3. Locate 3 visual/verbal features from the film that link to 3 of your adjectives.
  12. 12. S ETTING & E FFECT1. Explain the effect that the setting has on the life of the protagonist.2. Imagine how the setting would affect you. Write a paragraph to describe how you would react to the setting.3. Explain what you think the author wants us to learn about the protagonist by placing him/her in this setting.
  13. 13. ATMOSPHERE1. Describe the atmosphere in the text.2. List 3 ways that the atmosphere is established – think about lighting, sound and colour.3. Explain why the director included the atmosphere. How does it help the viewer to understand the text?
  14. 14. T HEMES A theme is a broad idea, message, or moral of a story. The message may be about life, society, or human nature. Themes often explore timeless and universal ideas and are almost always implied rather than stated explicitly.1. Brainstorm a list of possible themes.2. For each theme, describe the relevant section of the film where the theme is shown.
  15. 15. T HEME AND MEANING1. Choose one theme and discuss the meaning of your theme. What does it mean exactly?2. Explain how this theme may be seen in today’s world.3. What does the director want us to understand about this theme?4. Identify any social issues that may be related to this theme. For example, health issues; power and violence related issues.
  16. 16. T HEME & CHARACTERS1. Choose 2 themes and list the characters that are linked to each theme.2. Explain why you linked each character to the theme.3. Include a visual/verbal feature for each.4. Explain what you think the author wants us to learn about these characters by using this theme.
  17. 17. T HEME IN ACTION1. Choose a part of the text that shows one of the themes in action and create a short cartoon to show what happens. Include dialogue from the text.1. Create a collage of quotes from the film that are linked to the themes. Split your poster into sections, each section will be for each theme. Place the quotes in the relevant section. Use lettering/words from magazines and coloured paper.
  18. 18. S YMBOLS A symbol is a person, place, or thing comes to represent an abstract idea or concept -- it is anything that stands for something beyond itself.1. Identify 3-4 symbols from the text.2. Choose 3 and explain what its significance is, where it is seen in the text and which theme and character it is linked to.3. Explain why the director included each symbol. What does he/she want the viewer to learn or think about?
  19. 19. E SSAY TOPICS1. Analyse how symbols are used to develop an idea in the text you have studied.2. Analyse how successful a text you have studied has been in influencing you to think differently about an issue.3. Analyse how important techniques are used to engage our emotions in a text you have studied.4. Analyse how atmosphere is established and maintained in a text you have studied.
  20. 20. A SSESSMENT SCHEDULEAchievement Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence.Achievement with Merit Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) convincingly, supported by evidence.Achievement with Excellence Analyse specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s) perceptively, supported by evidence.

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