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AdLit.org: Pairing Texts with Movies to Promote Comprehension and Discussion

Helping students access challenging texts via the comparison with movies will help students gain deeper comprehension.
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Engage your 21st Century learners in discovering timeless themes in classic literature often read by middle and high school students. By comparing the classics to modern movies, students will study the themes connected to the ills of racism, the coming of age, strong women, and utopia vs. dystopia. Helping students access challenging texts via the comparison with movies will help students gain deeper comprehension. Students will participate in discussions that will aid in helping them see the present-day applicability to the classics. A few of the thematic pairings included in the module are To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and In the Heat of the Night; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and Slumdog Millionaire;The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton or Scorpions by Walter Dean Myers and Gangs of New York; The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston and the film version of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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