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ERIC Number: ED481418
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-6
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies.
Roth, Sharon
In today's culture, students are bombarded with movies based upon literature. Instead of assuming that students will watch the movie rather than reading the book, this lesson plan takes advantage of this phenomena by asking students to compare and contrast books with their movie counterparts and write for variety of authentic purposes. During five 40-minute sessions, students will: be able to identify the characters, setting, plot, and climax in a book and in the movie based upon the book; be able to describe how the elements of the book and movie are alike and different; hypothesize why movie makers might have decided to alter characteristics in the book; and write for a specific purpose with an authentic audience. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A compare and contrast worksheet, a rubric template, and book and movie lists are attached. (PM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A