Film Literacy is Literacy

Film allows the reluctant reader to enter the world of literacy. How? Through  a highly engaging and authentic introduction to those skills we once thought to exist only on the printed page: character development, exploration of theme, recognition of symbols, and foreshadowing and flashback…all those things we found in books and will continue to find in books. Those are found in film too. One does not replace the other, but let us remember: there are many avenues to literacy.

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