Foreshadowing is one of my favorite concepts to teach. The four types of foreshadowing we explore are abstract, prophecy, fallacy, and concrete foreshadowing. To delve into the four types of foreshadowing, we watched various movie clips. After each movie clip, we discuss how it relates to each specific type of foreshadowing. It is a neat way to analyze familiar movies, connect to the stories we read, and have some fun in the process.
Movie clips are a great way to give students a respite from their typical reading assignments and to teach ELA objectives in a relatable, fun way. A couple of weeks ago, I incorporated movie clips in order to teach different types of irony. With each movie clip, we discussed how each specific type of irony is displayed. Students filled out organizers exploring irony within our stories and we discussed and connected the movie clip examples of irony back to the stories, as well.