If you’re looking for a welcoming entry point for a reluctant writer, discussing movies is a good place to start!
Talking about a film helps students
- articulate a position,
- develop insight and
- find their inner writing voice.
All needed skills in academic writing!
For movie suggestions, check out Brave Writer’s Movie Master List (click on the titles for discussion questions!). And here’s a training tip to help get the conversation rolling:
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Brave Writer’s Movie Discussion Club gives students a place to jump online and type out their thoughts and opinions on pop culture. They’re having a blast—meanwhile, they are building academic writing skills.
There are no essays or writing assignments in our movie club. They will write, naturally, as they post their thoughts and responses in our online classroom. But since none of their writing will be revised, polished, or graded, your kids will have the chance to explore their thinking using written language, without the pressure to “perform.”
Learn more about our online classes here.
We also invite you to log in to a sample class. Click around, play with our text editor, and read real instructor responses to writing posted in class.