Dear Parents,

Our school requires permission from parents/guardians for your student to view movies that are used to support and enhance the English/language arts curriculum. Movies, along with our hands-on activities such as reading, in-class discussion groups, research projects, and written compositions give students a well-rounded opportunity to discover the world of literature, rhetoric, writing, and discourse.

I believe showing your son or daughter films or portions of films enables them to benefit from another medium as a resource in their studies; furthermore, the standards in English/language arts require that students compare or contrast written texts with their complementary texts or other related media.

Be assured that I will use proper discretion when showing movie clips, videos, or full-length movies.  I will not under any circumstances show any clip/film that contains nudity or that has extreme violence.  Videos and video segments will have movie industry ratings of G, PG, or PG-13.  Please be aware that some films and videos with these ratings will have explicit profanity/cursing or mild violence, and I will do my best to filter it.  No R, NC-17, or X-rated content will be shown.

Thank you for taking the time to read and understand this form, which gives  permission for your child to view the videos selected by your child’s instructor this school year. Parents and guardians are welcome to preview any of these videos prior to student viewing.  If you feel these films are not appropriate for your son or daughter, he or she will be given alternate learning activities to complete in another classroom setting. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me. I can be reached at school at 715-861-6947 ext. 1104 or via email at  Thank you for your help!




Mrs. Hickethier, Cornell High School English Instructor

Possible Movies and Film Clips

English 9

Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story, All Quiet on the Western Front, Jason & the Argonauts

English 6

Watership Down (Cartoon Version), Where the Red Fern Grows, Miracle on 34th Street

English 10

Gulliver’s Travels, Inherit the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Odyssey, & JFK: Facts, Not Fiction

English 7

The Miracle Worker, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

English 11

Macbeth, Secrets of Body Language, Inherit the Wind, Huck Finn, & Twelve Angry Men

English 8

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cartoon Version), The Outsiders, Moby Dick, & King Arthur or Merlin

English 12

Hamlet, In the Heat of the Night, The Count of Monte Cristo, Cyrano de Bergerac, & The Grapes of Wrath

NOTE: The video list is subject to revision; updated information is on the homepage of my website (

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Permission Slip for Videos in the English Classroom

Student Name ______________________________________ English  6    7    8   9   10   11   12 (Circle one.)


Check one:  I give permission.      I don’t want my child to see these movies.

                     My child may view all movies except _____________________________________________


Guardian signature and date: ______________________________________________________________