Compare any book to any movie using these real world, engaging activities. This is specifically focused on grades 3-6 but could be used in some 7th and 8th grade classrooms for struggling readers and writers. All of the activities require students to use critical thinking skills and challenge them to think beyond DOK 1 level. This product includes the following:
A You Tube Interview (Students become the actors/actresses in the movie)
Student To Student Interview (RL1 – Questions)
Movie Map (RL 2-Story elements)
Character Change (RL 3 – Thoughts, Feelings, Actions Changing)
Lesson Learned (RL 2 – Finding the theme)
Cinematography (RL 5 & 7 – referring to parts of a book or play, visuals)
In My Opinion (RL , 5 & W1 – Details & examples in the text, Opinion pieces)
In My Opinion is broken down to a planning page that can be used independently and then various writing forms for differentiation and scaffolds.
There are color copies and black & white copies included.
My students' needs vary from special education and ELL supports all the way to Gifted and Enhanced. These activities keep reading and writing relevant and connected to students as well as offering options for various writing capacities.