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Book Vs. Movie - A Handout Explaining Why Versions Differ RL.8.7

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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Comparing a book or short story to the movie adaptation helps students to reach several Common Core State Standards, such as:

RL.8.3 Key Ideas and Details: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
RL.8.5 Craft and Structure: Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
RL.8.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

Before I ask my students to engage in a book / movie comparison, we review this handout to discuss reasons why the versions may differ.

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