One of the things my students and I always do when watching a film is look for those things which are different from the original text. Ender's Game, directed by Gavin Hood and starring Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield, has many characters and events that have changed from the original text of the novel by Orson Scott Card. This activity provides you and your students a way to locate some of those differences by completing a chart exploring some changes and the possible reasons for them. A key is provided.
There is also a small group discussion activity that follows the chart activity. This encourages students to explore their own opinions about the filmmaker’s decision to make those changes.