The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

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Compare and contrast popular works of fantasy literature with an in-depth reading comprehension unit. Language arts learners study the theme of good versus evil, fantastical characters and symbols, and the value of a visual representation of text before exploring these elements in the film adaptations of each work.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Allow advanced readers to read one of the selected books in its entirety, rather than excerpts
  • Bring into a unit on shared themes across literature or when discussing literary heroes
Classroom Considerations

  • Unit consists of 14 sequential lessons, but each lesson may take more than one day
Pros

  • Compares C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, among others
  • Provides several extension activities to differentiate the unit
  • Links to all necessary videos, reading excerpts, and audio clips
Cons

  • None