The Glass Castle Movie Book Comparison and Discussion

Laura Torres
Grade Levels
9th - 12th
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Laura Torres


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls is now a movie that is true to the story but has some significant creative differences from the book. This is the perfect opportunity for students to do a compare/contrast and analyze the choices between print and film mediums.

The Glass Castle is a favorite of my students, and the movie will be a great addition! Common-core aligned to ELA RL.7 for grades 8-12.

This unit is INCLUDED with my Glass Castle resources product for the book found here:

The Glass Castle Resources

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Character compare/contrasts with writing prompts
Setting compare/contrast with writing prompt
Favorite scenes from the book and movie with writing prompt
Scene compare/contrast with writing prompt
Discussion questions for group discussion or writing assignments

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.


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