Resource: Seven Pounds [Film]


Plot Synopsis


Resource: Media Analysis Unit


Driving Question 1: What makes an effective review/analysis piece?

Driving Question 2: How can the skill of analysis enhance my writing skills?

Driving Question 3: What story am I telling through my media analysis?


Writing a Music Review PDF notes

Writing 12 Intro to Film Critics PDF notes

Writing 12 Film Review 2 PDF guide

Norton Juster: Writing & The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster on writing and The Phantom Tollbooth from Maria Popova on Vimeo.

Norton Juster reflects on his creative process in writing The Phantom Tollbooth. Background, context, and more:

Excerpt from the documentary The Phantom Tollbooth: Beyond Expectations ( by director/editor Hannah Jayanti and production company Freckless

Writer’s Inc Scavenger Hunt

Follow this link. Make a copy of it and add your name in the title so it looks like this:
“Writer’s Inc Scavenger Hunt-Meagan”.

Then begin hunting through the Writer’s Inc guidebook for the page or pages that contain the information asked for. Write the page or pages down, and check out that page for future reference.

The whole thing should take about 15 minutes.

If you finish early, continue working on your essay final draft by revising and rewriting, or work on your Author Project (that’s due in early October).