The Emma BBC mini-series is another movie that we watched for improving SAT vocabulary and reading skills.
Usually we have to wait years in between Star Wars movies, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens came out last year and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is coming out this December!
I love how the Star Wars movies continue to have strong female characters. We’re big Star Wars fans around this house, so we’ll definitely be going to see that.
In fact, our son has been Luke Skywalker for Halloween not one, not two, but THREE times! As you can see, even his sisters had to get in on the Star Wars costumes for Halloween as well. I’m sure that there are going to be a lot of Star Wars costumes at Halloween this fall.
Two of those times my son dressed up like Luke Skywalker from Star Wars: A New Hope, and as you can see, that’s a super easy costume….
Watching movies to improve your SAT score? This past summer I’ve been watching movies with my daughters to work on their reading comprehension for the SAT.
Emma is a great movie to watch to improve your SAT reading vocabulary score. It is by far our favorite of the Jane Austen movies. As luck would have it, or maybe because we started with this one, it was the first of many literary movies we’ve watched with SAT prep in mind. My girls loved it!
The trailer during the Olympics for Disney’s Queen of Katwe caught the attention of my teen girls!…
You’ve probably heard that the best thing you can do to improve your score on the College Board SAT is to read, read, read.
You know how as a reward your English teacher would show you the movie Romeo and Juliet – fast forwarding through all the racy bits – after you read the book?
She had it backwards!
When it comes to great stories, it doesn’t matter if you know the ending, because you’re enjoying getting there so much. That’s why great novels – and great movies – can be enjoyed again and again. The enjoyment comes not just in the ending, but in the path that gets you there….
While the old College Board SAT vocabulary type questions are gone, you’ll still find SAT vocabulary words in the reading passages. Studying for a standardized test can be such a drag, you need to incorporate some fun SAT study tips. When you’re engaged, your more likely to retain the information. Here’s a fun SAT study tip.
At the beginning of the summer I told my daughters that I wanted to watch movies with them – lots and lots of movies!
For their education.
Any literary movie they wanted to see.
To which my oldest slyly asked, “Like 50 Shades of Gray?”
I just received the teaser poster for Disney’s upcoming live-action re-telling of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. It’s gorgeous! The movie will be an adaptation of the animated version with both new and old musical numbers. We’re big fans of musicals so we’ll look forward to this! Not to mention one of my girls is a big fan of Emma Watson, who’ll be portraying Belle….
Read the book?
Seen the movie?
Yes and yes.
I love a science fiction or fantasy novel that includes real science. And the book has more science than the movie.
Is the book The Martian, by Andy Weir, suitable for kids?
The new Star Wars movie, Episode 7, is coming out December 18th! Will your family be ready when the Force Awakens?
Our family has a few Star Wars fans, as you can tell from some of our photos over the years. For Halloween the kids were Jedi Knights, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia more than once. (The girls wore a Princess Leia costume I made in high school. Yes, we had to tape up the hem and make some other adjustments. I’m not that short.) There was even a three-dimensional R2-D2 birthday cake.
So you’d think we’d all be ready for the new movie. But while our son was eager to watch the Star Wars live action movies…