Write Comparison Essay Book Movie

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Don't judge a book by its movie!

Students LOVE to watch the movie version of a book they have just read, whhich presents teachers with a valuable opportunity to teach compare-and-contrast/opinion writing.

This complete resource will take your students through the entire process of writing a 5-paragraph essay with 11 detailed lessons and supporting student planning pages.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. {Grades 4-8}

Lesson 1- Viewing the Movie, Venn Diagram
Lesson 2- Getting Started: Compare and Contrast
Lesson 3- Pre-Writing: Thinking About an Essay
Lesson 4- The "Meat": Writing the Body of Your Essay
Lesson 5- Essential Component: Writing a Thesis Statement
Lesson 6- First Impression: Writing the Introduction to Your Essay
Lesson 7- It's a Wrap!: Writing a Concluding Paragraph
Lesson 8- Familiarize Your Students with the Grading Rubric
Lesson 9- Putting It All Together: First Draft
Lesson 10- Self and Peer Editing
Lesson 11- Time to Publish and Assess

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Teaching Duration

3 Weeks

Tuesdays With Morrie is both a book and a movie. They are alike and different in so many different ways. The movie is never going to have as much detail as the book did, but they did a good job making the movie as close as possible to the book. The book covered a lot more aspects of the story than the movie did, and the book focused on the bigger more important parts.

There were a lot of main points that the book and movie were alike. In both Morrie dies the same way with the same people around him. At the beginning of this story Mitch is so consumed in his job that he doesn’t give any attention to anything else but his column. As the story progresses Morrie starts to lighten up on the job and work towards a relationship with Morrie. By having this relationship with Morrie helps his relationship back home with his girlfriend who is getting tired of Mitch not giving her the attention she deserves. Janine and Morrie both play huge parts in Mitch’s life in both the movie and the book. The movie used a lot of the same lines used in the book such as Morrie’s aphorisms. One last thing that the book and movie had in common was that each time Mitch went to visit Morrie he could tell Morrie was getting worse and worse.

Even though the movie did a great job making the book come to life, the movie and book had a couple differences. The movie never brought up Mitch’s brother like they did in the book. Another thing is in the movie they didn’t talk about Mitch as child like they did in the book. In the movie they show Janine giving the proposal ring back to Mitch in the airport, but in the book they never mentioned that. Also in the book they never talked about Mitch’s breakup with Janine and how he went to her studio and tried to fix it. Mitch’s relationship with Janine was way more a part of the movie than the book. The book focused more on the relationship between Morrie and Mitch when the movie focused on both.

Some movies that are made from a book are most of the time completely different, but this movie resembled the book perfectly. The movie covered the most important parts of the book, which made it a success.

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