Description1. Play the opening credit sequence from a current situation comedy. Tape the program before the class onto videotape.
2. Stop the tape after the opening credit sequence and divide the class into groups of three or four.
3. Instruct the students to discuss the questions on the Viewing a Situation Comedy Discussion Questions handout and to record their answers. Provide 10-12 minutes for this activity.
4. Have the reporter in each group
report back to the class.
Sub-skills Needed:1. Co-operative learning starategies
2. Discussion strategies
3. Speaking strategies
Materials Needed1. A videotape of the opening credit sequence of a current situation comedy
2. One copy for each group of Viewing a Situtation Comedy Discussion Questions
Computer IntegrationThe students will use the word processing program to type the questions that are to be answered. The questions may be found on the blackline master entitled, Viewing Situation Comedy Discussion Questions. Under each of the questions, the students will use bullets to write their answers in point form.
See Computer Curriculum Guide:Start Microsoft Word Section One, Pg. 1
Enter Text in a Document Section One, Pg. 11
Check Spelling and Grammar Section One, Pg. 18
Apply Bold, Italic or Underline Section Two, Pg. 5
Change Font, Font Sizes, and Colours Section Two, Pg.15
Bullets Section Two, Pg. 28
Save a Document Section One, Pg. 13
Preview and Print a Document Section One, Pg. 14
EvaluationSpeaking Rubrics and Checklists