Common Core Aligned Resources for RL.8.7
Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
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Advertising in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to Persuasive Texts
7th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Beginning a persuasive writing unit with your middle schoolers? Approach it through something that persuades us all: advertising! Through studying video and print advertisement, your class will practice Common Core skills for reading...
Common Core Constructed Response Organizer
6th - 10th CCSS: Designed
Get your writers ready to compose a constructed response essay in response to either an informational or fictional text. Pupils note down the big idea they wish to address as well as up to nine examples from the text that they wish to...
Count of Monte Cristo: Concept/Vocabulary Analysis
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore the complex themes of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo with a concept and vocabulary analysis lesson plan. Lead your class in a discussion about the underlying social and historical issues surrounding the novel, as well...
Common Core Teaching and Learning Strategies
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Here's a resource that deserves a place in your curriculum library, whether or not your school has adopted the Common Core. Designed for middle and high school language arts classes, the packet is packed with teaching tips, materials,...
The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story - Compare and Contrast
8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
West Side Story, the modern retelling of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, won ten Academy Awards for its rousing depiction of the tale of star-crossed lovers. But how closely does the plot align to its source material? Compare and...
When the Book is Better than the Movie
5 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Sometimes the book is better than the movie; other times, the movie comes out on top. A video discusses the topic of novels and their film adaptations, pointing out specific texts and how the tale translated to the big screen. The...
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Film Study
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
According to John Betjeman, "Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows." With The Boy in the Striped Pajamas film study, scholars work in small groups to discuss the quote and other...
The Snow Queen Study Guide
K - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewYour students may be more familiar with Disney's Frozen than its source material, "The Snow Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, but after a theater lesson on the story's characters, author, and adaptation to the stage, they'll understand...