This lesson was used in a middle school reading intervention class. It teaches the skill of comparing and contrasting through the reading of the ancient greek myth of Hercules and the Hydra to the Disney video clip. The purpose of this class is to provide supplemental reading instruction to students who are approaching proficiency in reading in grades 7 and 8.
** The link in this lesson has been removed from youtube. If you don't have the VHS or DVD of disney's Hercules, please message me and I can email you the clip.
CCSS.RL7.7: 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).
CCSS.RL8.7: 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.