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Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies

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Get the Reel Scoop: Comparing Books to Movies

Grades 3 – 5
Estimated Time Five 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Sharon Roth

Sharon Roth

Urbana, Illinois

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

 

Materials and Technology

Student Interactives

Printouts

Websites

Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Book(s) and film you plan to share with students (see Grade 3–5 Book and Film List)

  • Television and VCR or DVD player

  • Writer’s Notebook

  • Photocopies of selected scenes from the book OR additional copies of the book

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STUDENT INTERACTIVES

Story Map

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Story Map

The Story Map interactive is designed to assist students in prewriting and postreading activities by focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution.

 

Venn Diagram

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.

 

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  • Select a book that has been made into a movie to read aloud to the class. Possible titles have been included on the Grade 3–5 Book and Film List. If you wish to make these activities cross-curricular then cross-check the title with the Website Teach with Movies.

  • Obtain permission for viewing the film using the Permission to View Film/Video handout, or the permission forms and any other documents required by your school or district.

  • Share the novel with the class.

  • Make copies of all necessary handouts.

  • Allow for additional plan/copy time after Session 5 to make copies of selected scenes, if necessary.

  • Familiarize yourself with Readers Theater. The ReadWriteThink lesson Readers Theater provides excellent background. Good resources are also available at Readers Theater Digest and Aaron Shepard’s RT Page.

  • Test the Story Map student interactive and the Venn Diagram on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.

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