Reflection: Gradual Release Movie vs. Book - Section 3: Independent


Having the students compare the experience of watching the video verses reading the play seemed to be an easy enough task.  I didn't really have a feeling for how it would go or what I needed to be prepared for to guide them. 

The students seemed to do well, focusing more about what they liked verses the experience of the two-so I did have to provide them guidance to stay focused on the objective.  I prompted them by asking "How does the show reveal conflict verses the teleplay?"  "How do we get character traits in the show verses the teleplay?"  These questions led them to looking at the structure of the two-then they were able to make their comparisons.

Having them complete the Venn Diagram was a great way to just have them process the two versions. 

I still am a little confused on how to assess their experiences.  I feel as if I need to work more with this standard and really unpack what it means exactly. 

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Movie vs. Book

Unit 7: Unit 5 Drama
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT compare the video version of the teleplay "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street" to the actual teleplay.

Big Idea: Was it how you pictured it? Students view the the Twilight Zone's episode 'The Monsters are Due on Maple Street' and compare it to the actual teleplay.

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English / Language Arts, dramatic structure, drama
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