Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Movies as Literature

Teacher: Krystal Sadler (


In Movies as Lit, students 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.

Pre-Requisites: Because we want our students to have an experience that allows for their writing skills to be taken to the next level, a writing sample is required for placement into any high school level English course. If you are interested in your student enrolling in this course and your student is currently enrolled at Bridge Academy, they may see Alicia Collins to complete and submit their writing sample during Bridge Academy regular hours at their convenience. If you wish your student to take this course but they are not enrolled at Bridge Academy, please contact Alicia Collins at to set up an appointment to have your student complete and submit their writing sample. 


"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."

Copy/Supply fee: $20.00

Annual tuition: $410.00 ($41 per month for 10 months, August – May)

revised 3/17/18

Krystal Sadler

Masters in Education 

Krystal graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (go Rams!) with a Masters in Teaching.  She has spent the past six years teaching for both Henrico County and Chesterfield County.  Her experience ranges from early childhood education and elementary school, to tutoring high school and college students in Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and English.  She is passionate about supporting students both academically and spiritually, and is excited to have the opportunity to teach the whole child. Krystal has the privilege of doing life with her wonderful husband, Josh, and two beautiful daughters, McKayla (9) and Shayne (5).   While she is newer to the homeschooling scene, she is so grateful to be a part of the Bridge Academy community!