I use this for The Book Thief - but quickly going through and changing the title will make this adaptable for any movie/book comparison essay. It is especially powerful when the movie and book are very different.
The Book Thief was a fantastic novel, however the movie adpatation left many of my students complaining. "They left out this! They changed that! It wasn't like this in the book!" Could be heard throughout the entire movie.
Therefore, I created this assignment as a final assessment for our Book Thief Unit.
This assignment is clear-cut,common-core aligned and a perfect way to end a study of The Book Thief novel and movie. It requires students to evaluate the choices that the director made, thus hitting CCSS RL8.7 perfectly.
I include an overview explaining to students the assignment and giving them probing questions to get them brainstorming. Next, I include the goals, where I list the standards addressed in student-friendly terms. Lastly, I included the format requirements. On the second page is a rubric I created to go with the paper. Every detail is spelled out and aligned directly to a common-core standard.
I have left it in Microsoft Word so you can tweak it to fit your needs!
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