This Nanny McPhee compare and contrast lesson is part of a larger Film and Lit unit. The unit fulfills the Common Core standard for Reading Literature #7 for 7th and 8th grades. (Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film)
This particular lesson asks students to work in partners to read the first chapter of Nurse Matilda (available of Google Books). Students will answer questions that will help them identify differences between Nurse Matilda and Nanny McPhee. Next, they watch the first 15 minutes of the movie Nanny McPhee and answer the questions associated with the movie. (You will need a copy of film.) Afterward, students compare and contrast the book with the film.
Jessica Low 2013