Analyzing a Book and a Movie


9.R.7L 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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Movies and books are two means of entertainment. Books are windows to the any part of the world and provide the use of the imagination to the reader. Movies on the other hand allow us to feel what the director wants to convey through a mixture of visual aids. Many books have been adapted to movies through personal views and by the choices made by movie directors. Throughout this lesson students will analyze the extent to which a movie of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script.

Throughout this lesson the students will:

  • compare and contrast a book and a movie;
  • identify the choices made by an author and a director;
  • use the writing process to create a letter to a director of a movie.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


2 items in example section

32 items in exercise practice

41 items in test

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