Summer is the biggest season for movies. While it seems that most summer blockbusters are made with kids in mind, this is a great reason for teachers to get to the theater and discover potential lesson plans that can excite and engage their students in the Fall.
Students love when their teachers are up-to-date on their pop culture. Take advantage of what students are watching and use it to motivate them through class lessons all year.
Marvel’s Avengers Age of Ultron
The superhero epic that has kids excited. PG-13
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The sequel that has teens laughing and singing along. PG-13
The classic horror film reimagined for today’s teens. (Might be too scary for kids under 13)
This summer’s disaster thrill ride. PG-13
Dinosaurs. What kid isn’t going to want to see this? Might be the biggest hit of the summer! PG-13
Pixar’s latest is a look at a kid’s inner emotions.
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl
A YA favorite now a movie for teens. PG-13
Bringing the classic Terminator series to a whole new generation of teens.
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Kids favorite characters now in their own movie. PG
An action comedy superhero movie sure to make fans out of kids.
Adam Sandler and classic video game characters collide. PG-13
The writer of last summer’s teen hit “The Fault In Our Stars” newest film adaptation. PG-13
Try to see as many as you can this summer. Then start brainstorming lesson plans that can take advantage of the movies so many of your kids saw. A favorite of mine was taking a newspaper or online movie review and handing it to the kids with tons of grammar mistakes and have them rewrite it correctly.
Enjoy the movies!