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Movies as Literature with Composition

In Movies as Lit, students in 8th grade through high school will watch classic movies to introduce and study the basic elements of literary analysis. We will study such things as plot development, character analysis, symbolism, and comparing and contrasting, just to name a few. This course will not only give students the tools to appreciate good books more fully, but will also equip them with the ability to discern underlying messages in movies rather than simply absorb them. In class, students will participate in group and individual projects, prepare short essays, and produce informal reader-response writing for purposes of discussion and evaluation.
"Movies as Literature really surprised me with the depth of what it accomplishes. It looks so interesting, that as I read through it, I found myself wishing for an opportunity to teach the course."


Required texts: none
Copy/Supply fee: $20.00 (paid to Julie Ann Abell at Orientation or the first class attended)
Annual tuition: $420.00 ($42 per month for 10 months, August – May or $47/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


Julie Ann Abell

B.F.A. and M.Ed. in Secondary Education

Julie Ann grew up in the D.C. area where she earned a B.F.A. and then an M.Ed. in Secondary Education. She is a 3 x National Board Certified Teacher and holds a VA teaching license. She taught for 9 years before relocating to Midlothian, VA to raise her family. Julie Ann has three children- 2 sons in college and a daughter here at Bridge Academy. Julie Ann is an active member of Parkway Baptist and loves to volunteer throughout the community. In her free time you can find her teaching fitness classes and CPR classes, kayaking, hiking, backpacking and camping.

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