Reflection: Student Ownership Hollywood Takes on TKAM - Section 4: Film Debriefing

 

Again, as I experienced when showing the film version of Of Mice and Men, at this point, my students are overwhelmingly Team Harper Lee as opposed to Team Robert Mulligan.  They want every event back that the film has left out, from Jem's ripped pants to the separation of Miss Stephanie and Aunt Rachel as two characters, not one.

CCSS RL8.7 reads: 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. This standard may just be an English teacher's new best friend, for what I have experienced with my students thus far is that it underscores the magic of good writing and of student imagination. 

But you know what's funny? Despite my students' loyal defenses of the text(s), from this point forward, at least three students each day will come to class and ask "Do we get to watch the movie today?"

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  Student Ownership: Book or Movie?
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Hollywood Takes on TKAM

Unit 11: To Kill a Mockingbird Part I
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT view a portion of the film To Kill a Mockingbird and compare their depictions of main characters against the portrayals in the film.

Big Idea: Is that what Scout's supposed to look like? Does Dill talk like that? Student Imagination v. Hollywood.

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