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Novel vs. Film

Novel vs. Film

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Author: Dominique Germann
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Objective: Students will be able to compare and contrast the novel, "The Outsiders", to Francis Ford Coppola's film version by passing a quiz and writing a journal entry after watching videos and reading articles.

Standard: CCSS: Grade 7 Reading Standards for Literature: Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version, analyzing the effects of techniques unique to each medium (e.g., lighting, sound, color, or camera focus and angles in a film).


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Tutorial

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Through this tutorial, you be able to compare and contrast the novel, "The Outsiders", to Francis Ford Coppola's film version by passing a quiz after watching videos and reading articles.

Read this article contrasting the novel and film.

Now, watch this.

Watch this video of Francis Ford Coppola talking about his film adaptation of the novel.

Take a listen.

Get out a piece of paper and a pencil, then listen to this podcast. On a piece of paper to be turned in to Ms. Germann, please participate in the Venn Diagram activity during the podcast. Turn in the Venn Diagram at the end of the class period.

Watch this.

Watch this trailer for the film version. Do the characters in the film version match the descriptions of them in the novel? On a piece of paper to be turned in to Ms. Germann, write 5-7 sentences with your answer. Please cite the novel with your evidence. Turn in the paper at the end of the period.

Writing Assignment.

Please complete this writing assignment as homework after you finish the quiz. Click the link to open it now and leave it on your screen as you complete the quiz. After you finish the quiz, it will be ready for you to begin the writing assignment.