Want students to compare a book they've read to its movie adaptation? This product may be used with any fiction book that has been adapted into a movie. Choose from 8 different activities that challenge students to use higher level thinking skills such as comparing and contrasting, analyzing, evaluating, and creating while also requiring students to cite specific evidence from the books they've read. Activities may be mixed and matched to meet the needs of students and the books they've chosen. Also included is a list of resources to find books that have been made into movies as well as checklists for grades four, five, and six to assess student work on these activities.
Addresses the following ELA Common Core State Standards:
Grade 4: RL4.7 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
Grade 5: RL5.7 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).
Grade 6: RL6.7 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.