Why Lesson Planet?
Did your class read Louis Sachar's Newbery Medal-winning book Holes? Compare and contrast the film version with the novel. After reading a brief passage from the book, watch the film adaptation of the scene. Learners pay attention to and analyze the differences in both versions. Additionally, they make suggestions for improving the scene. This lesson could be a useful way to study the adaptation of a novel to film (This version stays loyal to its source material.) as well as an opportunity to evaluate the choices of the filmmakers.