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Comparing a Literary Work to Its Film Interpretation
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 60-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students imagine and storyboard their own vision of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde and then evaluate movie portrayals.
Grades 8 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students create storyboards to compare and contrast a book and its film adaptation.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The Persuasion Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to map out their arguments for a persuasive essay or debate.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  January 3
Students compare the film versions of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien's novels. Students then imagine how a scene in a current novel that they are reading would be filmed.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  March 16
Students brainstorm the possible meaning of the title The Scarlet Letter and what its significance might be. The class' responses are returned to once the reading has begun to see how their definitions have changed.
Grades 9 – 12 | Professional Library | Book
In this practical guide, John Golden makes direct links between film and literary study by addressing reading strategies (e.g., predicting, responding, questioning) and key aspects of textual analysis.