This chart provides a way for students to organize their observations about the classic children's novel The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis. This story of innocent confidence and villainous treachery has become a staple of elementary-school literature. Whether your students read it as an allegory of faith or as a dramatic struggle between good and evil, it's an outstanding novel to enjoy with your class.
Rather than "just watching a movie," students will be able to analyze the film version of this story effectively by comparing and contrasting it with the novel. As a graphic organizer, this chart heightens the students' attentive responses and improves their awareness of the themes and events in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe as presented through different media.
There are several movies available for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, including the 2006 DVD from Disney and an older but well-done BBC edition. These formats as well as some animated versions are available online at Amazon.com and elsewhere. Most run for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 hours.
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell. Check out my charts for other novel/movie pairings:
• Because of Winn-Dixie
• Bridge to Terabithia
• Charlotte's Web
• The City of Ember
• Maniac Magee
• Number the Stars and the movie Miracle at Midnight
• Number the Stars and an amateur film version
• The Tale of Despereaux
• Tuck Everlasting
• A Wrinkle in Time
• The Outsiders
• The Devil's Arithmetic