To Kill a Mockingbird: What Is a Movie?

The challenge film makers face when creating a film based on a novel or nonfiction text is the focus of a interdisciplinary resource that uses To Kill a Mockingbird to teach viewers how to read the visual images of film. A must-have resource for your curriculum library.

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Instructional Ideas

  • A perfect resource for film as literature classes, for a unit study of film adaptations of novels and nonfiction texts, or for classes that use the film version as part of the study of a Harper Lee's novel
Classroom Considerations

  • The first in a four-resource series that uses To Kill a Mockingbird to explore the process of adapting novels and nonfiction text to film
  • The materials are designed to be use after the reading of the novel and with a showing of the complete film
  • A DVD of the film is no longer available from the site; however, copies are available for purchase online
  • The massive file takes a considerable time to download
Pros

  • The 23-page packet includes step-by-step directions for lesson plans, all required resources, and links to additional materials
Cons

  • None