Of course, I didn't want it to be all fluff and no curriculum. Here's how I made that happen.
- Read the books during read-aloud or small group time.
- Have your normal vocabulary, comprehension, author studies, etc. discussions.
- Watch the corresponding movie.
- Compare and contrast the movie with the book.
- Create a "sequel" to the movie: Brainstorm what happened to the characters after the end. Create a play, skit, or short story to demonstrate.
- Use Storybird to create a story with pictures.
- Create a comic depicting the events.
You can see how I used all of this in more detail by clicking here.
2. Create a commercial advertising the sequel. This is a great opportunity to review or teach persuasive writing. You could film this if it suits your needs.
Here's a list of the books/movies I have done at least part of this with or would like to:
I like the "old school" version of this movie or the BBC version.
I wish there were more movies to go with Kate Dicamillo's books! And on that note....
Do you use movies in coordination with your curriculum? If so, which movies do you find most closely adhere to the book?