VCE Rear Window Video Lesson Package

$150.00 inc GST


This package contains a series of video tutorials that teach students about important elements of Rear Window, such as themes, setting, characters and symbols – and how to write about them. These videos come in MP4 format and can be shared with students on your school’s online platform. You’ll be sent a link to download the package. Each video lessons includes:

*A video tutorial on a specific text element – such as themes, setting, characters and symbols

*A PDF copy of the presentation – so students can print out or use resources which appear in the videos such as wordlists and checklists

*A follow up student activity for students to practise writing

See a preview of a video lesson online here:

The topics and writing activities for each video are listed here:

# Length


Aim of the lecture Activities for students Expected time to complete activities


45.00 1. To provide students with an overview of the ideas and themes in Rear Widow, so that students can re-watch the film in a purposeful manner.

2. To give students an indication of the sorts of questions they will be asked to respond to.

1. Create tables that develop a specific vocabulary for discussing the ideas and themes of the film.

2. Understand how to unpack an essay question and begin to practise unpacking questions, so that they are ready to do so at the end of the unit.

1 week:

    – 2 “periods” to watch the film

   – 2 “periods” to create vocabulary tables about the themes of the film

   – 1 “period” to practise unpacking essay questions


  1. To provide students with an overview of the character of Jeff.
  2. To show students a model paragraph and show them how to use this model to create their own paragraph.
  1. Unpack an essay question.
  2. Write a practice paragraph about the character of Jeff.
1-2 “periods”


  1. to provide students with an overview of the characters of Lisa.
  2. To model comparative sentences that analyse Jeff and Lisa.
1. Write model comparative sentences using active verbs and different sentence types. 1 “period”


  1. To provide students with an overview of the characters of Stella and Thorwald.
  1. Think about how the comments of Lisa, Stella and Jeff shape the way we view people in the apartment complex, filling out a table to demonstrate their understanding.
  2. Begin to fill out a table that describes the characters and the way they are characterised.
1 “period”


25 1. To provide students with some insights into the minor characters in the apartment complex
  1. To compare the observations  Jeffries, Lisa and Stella make of these minor characters.
  2. To consider how the minor characters provide further ways of thinking about the themes and ideas
1-2 “periods”


  1. To show students ways of thinking about the physical and social setting of the film.
  2. To think about how the setting emphasises the message of the film.
  1. To write sentences analysing the setting of Rear Window.
  2. To use word grids to for sentence-writing practise.
1 “period”


  1. Students will review key scenes from Rear Window, considering how the use of symbolism enhances our understanding of the action.
  1. Students will complete a thinking activity about the symbols and their significance.
  2. Students will practise writing sentences that analyse the symbolism.
2 “periods”


7 1. Students will look at some of the key moments from the film, listening to the sound-track that is playing in the background. 1. Students will practise writing paragraphs, in response to essay questions, where they use different types of evidence: key scenes, quotes, symbols and film techniques. 2-4 “periods”