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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Assignment: Foreign poem

This is part of a series suggesting different ways to use Moviestorm in schools or other educational environments. They also make useful exercises for film-makers wanting to develop and practice different film-making techniques. Many more lesson plans and ideas, with free downloadable resources, can be found on the Moviestorm Web site.

Assignment: Foreign poem
Create a short film based on a set poem in a foreign language.


Suggested techniques
Have someone read the poem aloud.

Tell the story of the poem in the film, using extracts from the poem on screen.

For teachers: benefits to students

  • Students are required to develop a good speech rhythm to do say the poem aloud, which helps develop their fluency in the language.
  • This requires the students to examine the poem in depth to create an interpretation of the work. This allows the student to get a better understanding of the poem by taking it beyond the written word and into something visual and active. 
  • You can build on this in class as they explain why they chose to present and interpret the work that way.
  • Voicing an animated version builds confidence in speaking without needing to do it in front of an audience or camera.


  • Ages 14+
  • Suitable for solo work
  • Languages


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