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Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies

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Cover to Cover: Comparing Books to Movies

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Seven 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sharon Roth

Sharon Roth

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

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Student Interactives

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LESSON PLANS

Grades   4 – 7  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

A “Cay”ribbean Island Study

As a pre-reading activity for The Cay, groups of students choose and study a Caribbean island, create a final product in the format of their choice, and finally, do an oral presentation to share information learned.

 

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

CD/DVD Cover Creator

The CD/DVD Cover Creator allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information. Students can use the tool to create covers for books, music, and films that they explored as well as to create covers for media they compose individually or as a class.

 

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CALENDAR ACTIVITIES

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  January 3

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on this day.

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  |  July 28

Author of Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt, was born in 1932.

Students research the concept of immortality from beliefs around the world and compose a short story, myth, or poem that addresses immortality.

 

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