Nancy Barile, a high school English/Language Arts teacher, created a course entitled, "Film, Writing, and the Common Core." She uses movies as a way to get her students writing, while teaching to the Common Core at the same time.
First and foremost, movies are a great tool in the ESL classroom because they provide students with real-world English vernacular. Using movies as a way to teach English has a variety of other benefits, and this resource explains those benefits, offering activities you can use in the classroom, as well.
Literature into Film: Theory and Practical Approaches is a textbook used in Film Studies courses, but it can be a useful resource for the ELA teacher, too. This book offers an insightful case study into why the film adaptation is not often as good as the book as well as gives classroom activities for students to explore the same conundrum.
Non-fiction texts have become a major component in teaching the Common Core. Unfortunately, many non-fiction texts can be dry and boring reads. "Nonfiction Reading: How Movies Can Help" offers tips to inject life into teaching non-fiction texts.