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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The Monkey's Paw

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Three wishes? No, thanks. I'll pass...

 
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The Ransom of Red Chief - Comparing the Film and the Short Story (Pt 2)

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Short Stories, Plays, and Elements of Fiction
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Second day's the charm --

 
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Comparing the Short Story and the Movie

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Flowers for Algernon
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Small choices make a big difference when you compare texts.

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The Tell Tale Heart

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Poe inspires us...and many others...

 
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Introducing the Comparison Essay: The Hitchhiker Play vs Movie

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Two hitchhikers are scarier than one.

 
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Introducing Twelfth Night & Act I, Scene I

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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The second Shakespeare of the year? Like falling off a log...

 
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Comparing Versions of "To Build a Fire," Part I

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking at three versions of a story allows us to focus on the changes and decisions that each one represents.

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From Text to Film: Of Mice and Men

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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Teasing students along with excerpts of a film.

 
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Act III, Scene 5: Evaluating the director's choices

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Romeo and Juliet
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

When comparing texts and movies, WHY is the important question to ask.

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Graphic Organizer Cumulative Activity

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A graphic organizer is worth a thousand words...(or at least five hundred!)

 
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Writing Conferences: Hitchhiker Outlines

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Unlocking Mood and Other Elements of Horror
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

One-on-one is the best way to communicate standards and expectations.

 
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Hollywood Takes on TKAM

8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill a Mockingbird Part I
8th Grade ELA » Unit: To Kill a Mockingbird Part I
Julianne Beebe
Environment: Urban
 
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Is that what Scout's supposed to look like? Does Dill talk like that? Student Imagination v. Hollywood.

 
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Should Shakespeare be Required Reading? Let's Debate! Day 1

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Give me three good reasons why you shouldn't have to read Shakespeare...

 
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Comparing Versions of "To Build a Fire," Part II

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Nature, Naturalism, and The Call of the Wild
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Looking at three versions of a story allows us to focus on the changes and decisions that each one represents.

Standards:
 
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Shakespeare's Birthday, April 23

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
8th Grade ELA » Unit: Twelfth Night, or What you Will
Devon  O'Brien
Leonardtown, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
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Making memories with William Shakespeare...

 
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