Here are some words that are used during Assessment to describe Evaluative Language. I've used Wordle to create the word clouds which may be useful when undertaking Self Assessment Reports in FE colleges.
Here is a list of ones that I know off the top of my head (including school related scenes and topics)...
"Stand and Deliver", "Lean on Me", "Finding Forrester", "Patch Adams", "The Man Without a Face", "The Great Debaters", "Mona Lisa Smile", "Dead Poets Society", "School of Life", "The Trouble With Angels", "Anne Frank", "Making the Grade", "Pay It Forward", "Freedom Writers", "All I Want", "School Ties", "Mr. Holland's Opus", "A Beautiful Mind", "Simon Birch"
All of them very good movies too!
Oh yeah here are a bunch of others...after looking through my DVD collection...These ones have scenes with school or may be based on school...
"American Beauty", "Andre", "Bridge to Terabithia", "Bring It On", "Casper", "A Cinderella Story", "Clueless", "The Day After Tomorrow", "Dazed and Confused", "Disturbia", "Freaky Friday", "Harry Potter", "Ice Princess", "John Tucker Must Die", "Legally Blonde", "Man of the House", "Mean Girls", "Matilda", "My Girl", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Never Been Kissed", "October Sky", "Remember the Titans", "Scream", "She's the Man", "Sydney White", "10 Things I Hate About You", "The Virgin Suicides", "A Walk to Remember" And I'm sure countless others...
This would have been really hard to put into 140 characters!!
Would be good to get some others so please leave a comment and I can add it to the Wiki later :o)
Here's a few of my favourite sites that I direct my ESOL students to when I'm having tutorials or needing to preprare smaller numbers for resit exams. I am fortunate enough to have access to an open access area where I can book computers. I also published this list on the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) at work.
Please feel free to copy and paste this list if you think it will be useful for your students.
Let me know which sites you think are best and also if you know any other great sites!
The only problem I have with some sites is the inappropriate advertising - please view before you share with your students!
I used it with a High Entry 2 ESOL class who are mostly 16-18 year olds. They were able to remember their first days at school because they are so young! There were also some interesting anecdotes about corporal punishment and the lack of respect that young people show to teachers in British schools.
Sometime last academic year I got really fed up with carrying around a bag full of surplus paper that I seemed to have accumulated. I thought for a moment about why this was happening. It certainly wasn't doing my back any good.
Inspiration - ESOLUKThis is an educational website for those wanting to develop their English language and learn about different subject specific topics. For tutors by tutors is the aim of ESOL UK, to bring you language learning mediated by video, audio and the internet; the internet for independent learner access but with conventional worksheets for classroom use as well. These materials are suitable for both language and literacy learners.