What our Comparing Written vs. Video lesson plan includes
Lesson Objectives and Overview: Comparing Written vs. Video demonstrates how to analyze books vs. their film adaptations to compare and contrast them. This lesson is for students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade.
Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the orange box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand. The supplies you will need for this lesson are the handouts, paper, writing utensils, and films/books. To prepare for this lesson ahead of time, you can copy the handouts, choose the film and text to use for the homework assignment, and make sure student have access to computers.
Options for Lesson
The suggestions for this lesson provide a guide for which parts of the lesson you can administer on which of the four days scheduled for the lesson. For example, for day one, it suggests having students activate background knowledge, discuss background knowledge and the essential questions on the anchor chart, and work to compare text vs. film.
The teacher notes page includes a paragraph with additional guidelines and things to think about as you begin to plan your lesson. This page also includes lines that you can use to add your own notes as you’re preparing for this lesson.
COMPARING WRITTEN VS. VIDEO LESSON PLAN CONTENT PAGES
The Comparing Written vs. Video lesson plan does not include any content pages. Rather, it provides a very detailed lesson plan, found on the three Classroom Procedure pages.
COMPARING WRITTEN VS. VIDEO LESSON PLAN WORKSHEETS
The Comparing Written vs. Video lesson plan includes four worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, a homework assignment, and a quiz. You can refer to the guide on the classroom procedure page to determine when to hand out each worksheet.
PADDINGTON ACTIVITY WORKSHEET
For the activity worksheet, students will compare and contrast a film clip from Paddington and a chapter of the book A Bear Called Paddington. They will answer specific comparison questions.
HARRY POTTER PRACTICE WORKSHEET
The practice worksheet asks students to read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and watch the opening of the movie. They will then complete the focused reading/viewing guide, answering questions about the similarities and differences between the film and text.
COMPARING WRITTEN VS. VIDEO HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT
For the homework assignment, students will compare and contrast the film/text assigned by their teacher. They will answer focused viewing questions like “How are the setting in the film and the book similar and different?”
This lesson includes a quiz to test students’ understanding of the lesson material. The quiz asks students to watch the movie and read the text of Where the Wild Things Are and write an essay analyzing the similarities and differences in the plot, setting, and characterization.
Worksheet Answer Keys
This lesson plan includes answer keys for the activity worksheet, the practice worksheet, the homework assignment, and the quiz. If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.