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 6th+:
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- The Hunger Games (Series)
Literary Ladies (Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Gone with the Wind)
The Maze Runner
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – The Lightning Thief
- Tolkien and Lewis Lessons (The Hobbit and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
- The World at War Lessons (War Horse and The Book Thief)