Make ANY Novel into a Movie Activity: DISTANCE LEARNING WORKSHEETS

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These grades 5-8 printable or digital worksheets will suit ANY book and allow students to show their close reading and comprehension of a text in a different and exciting way. Students compete to be chosen as the location scout for a movie studio that is shooting a movie (or remake) of their novel, short story, or play. Their main job is to find local places where TWO of the major settings in the book could be shot. One location is an interior – a room- and one is an exterior. Students also have to decide on other aspects, such as props and furniture, and the weather that the external scene should be recorded in. The third location is one to be built by the movie studio. Students have to design this set themselves.

For every decision they make, they have to write a few sentences on the worksheets, justifying their choice. Students are also required to complete simple sketches. A brief rubric is included, and a model answer key for the first page, just to get students started.

Here’s what you get.

Page 1 General instructions to students

Page 2 Room questions

Page 3 Room layout sketch

Page 4 Room sample sketch

Page 5 Furniture questions

Page 6 Furniture drawings

Page 7 Props list

Page 8 Props questions

Page 9 Exterior location questions

Page 10 Exterior location picture or photograph

Page 11 Weather questions

Page 12 Studio set questions

Page 13 Studio set sketch

Page 14 Answer sample for the first page

Page 15 Teacher’s rubric

The answer sample is for SE Hinton’s The Outsiders, but the activities are so clearly explained that you most likely won't need to provide most students with further help.

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Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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