Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: How to Write Movie Reviews

Activity overview:

Nutella Bread Recipe:

Watch more How to Write a Review videos:

If you're looking to pad your wallet with some extra green, this guide will help you get paid for your opinion of movies.

Step 1: Pick films you like
Pick films that you know you will like. This doesn't mean you can't write a negative review, but don't pick something you know you'll hate.

Step 2: Read a lot of reviews
Read a lot of movie reviews in magazines, newspapers, or on the internet to learn the basic structure and format of a review.

Step 3: Be honest
Pick a clear stance and give a clear reason why you either liked or disliked a specific person, a part of the film, or the whole film.

Always be committed and speak from the heart -- don't be pretentious by liking or disliking something because a majority of people do.

Step 4: Inject personality
Inject your own personality and voice into each review and use punchy wording and phrases.

Step 5: Post online
Post your reviews online and locate sites that will share advertising royalties with their writers based on the number of visitors they attract.

Step 6: Segue to print
Segue to newspapers or magazines by building a portfolio to show off and to grow your online audience. Soon you'll be as famous as Siskel and Ebert.

Did You Know?
In 2008, fewer than one in 10 Americans read a national newspaper as more people relied on internet and cable television for their news.

Tagged under: write,movie,reviews,critic,blog,online,money,paid,watch,free

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share How to Write Movie Reviews on Google+ Share How to Write Movie Reviews on Twitter Share How to Write Movie Reviews on Facebook Pin How to Write Movie Reviews Email How to Write Movie Reviews

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome