Minilessons to Pair with The Wild Robot: Mr. Hublot

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5th - 8th
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"Mr. Hublot" is an Academy Award winning short film about a robotic man who has OCD. He adopts a stray robodog that upsets his routines; turning his life upside down, but in a good way.
This set of standards based lessons includes an examination of, conflict, theme, dynamic characters, and the identification of the Notice and Note signpost Contrasts and Contradictions.
Students will explore comparisons between the situations in the film with those in the novel "The Wild Robot" through discussion activities, graphic organizers, and the essential question: How are characters transformed through their relationships with others? The short film is 12 minutes long and is NOT included with the lesson. You can find the film on Amazon, iTunes, or possibly YouTube.
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33 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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