Teaching Literacy Through Film


Learn how to use film in the classroom, teach literacy and improve both reading and writing skills, with this free online course

Discover inspiring ways to improve literacy using film

Recent research has shown film can be a powerful tool to help improve children’s reading and writing. It can also be used to develop a range of abilities – decoding, inference and analysis – as well as expanding creativity and improving vocabulary. In this online course, you’ll find out how you can help your students learn with film, with advice and insights from film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film.

What topics will you cover?

  • How to analyse film using key frameworks
  • How to use film clips as a catalyst for extended writing
  • How to create strong narratives through story mountains and storyboarding
  • How to use basic filmmaking as a tool for attainment
  • How to use basic filmmaking as a tool for assessment


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