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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Film in the English Classroom! 6 Famous Books with Extremely Faithful Film Adaptations: No Country for Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, by J.K. Rowling A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess Lord of the Flies, by William Golding To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton Movies Consider showing the film version of a literary workfirst, rather than last, or begin your reading withshort scenes from the film version. Use film as a mini-lesson to highlight a skill orliterary element you want your students to practice. Dont feel you have to show an entire movie; clips ofkey scenes can be enough. Tips: Instead of showing the film version of a work ofliterature you are reading, consider choosing acompanion film. double click to change this header text! Compare and contrast one specific characterin a film to other versions of the film and the text. (For example, Daisy in The Great Gatsby) Discuss the rating system for books and movies (Rotten Tomatoes v. Goodreads).Look up the ratings on the book and movie you used and discuss those.Have the students rate the book and the film. According to Barnes & Noble Lesson Ideas: Use writing prompts to discuss the authors role in the movie-making process. Allow the students to think about how they would act if they were the director or screenwriter. -Materpiece "Although film is no longera new tool for teachinglanguage arts, understandinghow to use it effectively is nowmore important than ever." Film in the English Classroom! Film in the English Classroom!
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