Discussion: Why do we go to movies? Write answers on board, discuss.
Discussion: Why do people make movies? Write answers on board; discuss.
Brainstorm a large list of movie genres. Quantity, not quality. Each table shares their brainstorm with the class.
Establish 10 or 12 main genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Action, Western, Horror, Romance, Comedy, Family, Drama, Musical.
HW: Create 3 columns. In left column, list genres. In middle, list the names of movies which are the perfect, quintessential example of that genre. In the final column, ask an adult to list what they think is the perfect example of each genre.