From the Big Screen to the Classroom – 3-6


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Movie makers have discovered that a popular children’s book can be excellent source material for a blockbuster motion picture. (Thank you, J.K. Rowling!) Take advantage of this trend by using recently released movies as a “hook” to spark students’ interest in content connections. From decision-making by the frantic citizens in Chewandswallow’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to the allocation of limited resources in the twelve districts inhabiting The Hunger Games, students will learn lessons in civics, economics, geography, history, and world cultures.

Each book contains nine popular book/movie titles and features interactive lessons and activities that will challenge and engage students in content area investigation, skill application, and creative problem solving.

Movies/Books in 3-6:

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • The City of Ember
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • The Giver
  • Goosebumps (Series)
  • Hoot
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Sample Pages
diary of a wimpy kid sample lesson.pdf
standards – big screen – upper elementary 3-6.pdf
table of contents and title page – big screen – 3-6.pdf
who needs this book – upper elementary 3-6-2.pdf


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