Looking for a fresh and creative way for your students to work with their fiction books? This resource does just that and more... Who doesn't love the movies?
Here's how it works:
Students are shown the three levels at the reading movies: tickets, snacks, and movies. Each level increases with difficulty and higher levels of thinking. For example, students begin by getting a ticket (a ticket task card) and completing the activity. Next, they get a snack (a snack task card) and complete that activity. Finally, they get to watch the movie (a movie task card) and complete that task. There is a rubric you can use to grade your students' projects if you choose!
The tasks are split as follows:
Ticket Tasks: These are basic level activities that have the students recalling information, such as story elements (characters, problems, etc.). The student products are in writing format.
Snack Tasks: The Snack Cards ask the students to think more creatively and put themselves in the book. For example, one Snack Card ask them to pretend they are the illustrator of the book and need to choose 3 spots an additional illustration could be used. They have to draw the pictures and write a caption for each.
Movie Tasks: These activities are the most "fun"; hopefully, the students will want to work up to the Movie Cards! These activities have the students creating more diverse products, such as a PowerPoint Presentation, Movie, Poster, Poem, Song, etc.
There are 6 Ticket and Snack Task Cards, and 8 Movie Task Cards. I've provided binder dividers as well, in case you'd like to store your cards in a binder. Or you could use the provided poster and display cards, rotating them every once and a while for variety.
I've also included an EDITABLE version of the Task Cards and Rubric so you can create your own! The editable version is provided in PowerPoint. Don't worry, if you don't have PowerPoint, I've provided you with a PDF file as well.
Please see the preview for a look at some of the tasks!