Compare and contrast books with their movie counterparts.
Students first read a book and analyze the literary elements. They then watch the film version, using a graphic organizer to compare elements of the book and film versions. Next, they discuss which changes they think improved the book and which changes they think were a bad idea. Finally, they select a scene from the book that they think wasn't well represented in the movie and adapt it for a readers theater performance. (Grade 3-5)