Writing: Making a Movie

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10766

OK, your name is not Disney. Why should someone go see your movie? You will persuade them to watch it by planning the movie, making a video trailer, and writing a letter that entices them to view it!



English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Do you enjoy going to see a movie? Have you ever thought of an idea for a movie? Cool!

In this lesson, you will write a letter to persuade your audience to go see a new movie!

Watch this movie trailer, Exclusive: 'Finding Dory' Trailer (below):


This movie trailer is designed to persuade the audience to go see the movie. They show small clips of the movie and add in phrases to entice the viewer.

Now it is your turn to create a movie!

Take a few moments to brainstorm the topic and theme of your movie.

Choose characters, setting, and a problem and solution for the movie.

You can organize your thoughts on the Personal Narrative graphic organizer by scholastic.com.

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