Text to Film Comparison: Bottom’s Transformation

Scholars meet in a drama circle to discuss what they remember from reading A Midsummer Night's Dream Act III, Scene 1 in the last activity. They then take turns reading the scene aloud, stopping to answer questions as they read. Learners then watch the film of the text and complete comparison note catchers to compare the two.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Hold a discussion about movies based on text that were different or had parts left out 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment 16 of 18 in the series Grade 8 ELA Module 2B, Unit 1
  • Order of lessons and units matter
Pros
  • Lists vocabulary to teach to enhance understanding
  • Offers teacher notes to clarify lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core