Essay On Books Vs Movies Compare

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Don't judge a book by its movie!

Students LOVE to watch the movie version of a book they have just read, whhich presents teachers with a valuable opportunity to teach compare-and-contrast/opinion writing.

This complete resource will take your students through the entire process of writing a 5-paragraph essay with 11 detailed lessons and supporting student planning pages.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. {Grades 4-8}

Lesson 1- Viewing the Movie, Venn Diagram
Lesson 2- Getting Started: Compare and Contrast
Lesson 3- Pre-Writing: Thinking About an Essay
Lesson 4- The "Meat": Writing the Body of Your Essay
Lesson 5- Essential Component: Writing a Thesis Statement
Lesson 6- First Impression: Writing the Introduction to Your Essay
Lesson 7- It's a Wrap!: Writing a Concluding Paragraph
Lesson 8- Familiarize Your Students with the Grading Rubric
Lesson 9- Putting It All Together: First Draft
Lesson 10- Self and Peer Editing
Lesson 11- Time to Publish and Assess

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Teaching Duration

3 Weeks

Compare and Contrast: Movies vs. Books


Introduction


When you ask people whether they prefer 'Movies or Books', you are likely to get a variety of replies. Some people will prefer reading books and other will prefer watching movies. There is another interesting phenomena and that is a section of the population that enjoy both equally.


Main


For some people, reading a book is not the easiest activity in the world. We have all sometimes picked up a book and put it down after battling to read the first page. This is nothing to do with ability or concentration, it is to do with whether or not the book is of personal interest or whether the book actually meets our needs. In other words what is inside the covers of the book may not match the blurb on the outside which is very misleading and very disappointing. The same can be said for movies. How often have we all watched the trailers advertised on TV, thinking that the movie looks really interesting? Then follows the anticipation of going to the movies to watch it, or wait until its available to download and rent at home, only to watch the first ten minutes and realise that it is not going to get any better than 'boring'!


Sometimes it is easier to watch a movie rather than read the book. Some movies that are adaptations of books can enhance the setting, the scenery and dialogue. This is especially helpful for people who have experienced difficulty in learning to read, as watching the movie as well as reading the book can enhance the experience. A movie adaptation can enhance the experience of the book and can bring to life, and get transported into 'this other world'. Visual images are very powerful, but so is the experience of reading and development of our own images. It can also be argued that in order to use our imagination whilst reading we need to have some actual experience of the situation and that experience either comes through accurate and informative writing or visual images (movies).


There are several books that have been made into movies. The interpretation of a book into a movie is bound by resources and finance, and the visualisation of the director. Meanwhile reading the book, taps into the readers imagination, that does not have the same constraints and can be picked and put down at any convenient time.

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