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Movie vs Book Comparison Activity (Fully Editable) Word version

Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Adult Education
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16 pages
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Works with any story or book paired with any movie or play. Can be used with a portion of the story or the whole. Keeps students working while a movie or play is shown.

This item is fully editable to fit any movie and book pairing.


Comparison Table: includes spots for up to 10 points of comparison. Students or teacher can choose the points to compare. Plot points, characters, setting, and more are good options for the comparison. Students must be detailed in the book column, but may write Same in the movie column. Includes a decorated version and a plain version.

Best of Both Worlds: students will find 3 things that the movie does better than the book and explain why. Then 3 things the book does better than the movie. A nice short form comparison activity. Includes a decorated version and a plain version.

Venn Diagram: another way to compare the similarities and differences. Good for short clips or a focus on major points that are similar/different.

Comparing Development: a different sort of comparison. Students will examine how an element of the story is developed in the techniques of the medium. Students will look at the word choices, visuals, dialogue, music, or other techniques to see how each medium works. Good for study of film or plays, alongside books.

Final Evaluation: students will write about which version is better and support their position with evidence. Three options provided: paragraph response with paragraph model to guide students, paragraph response, and essay response with rubric.

This item is a fully editable single file Word document.

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The Movie vs Book Comparison Activity is also available as a Digital version as PowerPoint files.

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16 pages
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