We typically read the book first and then as a "reward" or a "comparison activity" we watch the movie. However, watching the movie first can actually be a really great scaffold for those reluctant readers, because as we know the books are almost always better than the movie. So if they loved the movie, they will most likely love the book too. But it can also provide some readers a scaffold for reading a book that may be slightly above their reading level. If they already have some background knowledge for the plot of the movie, it may be easier for them comprehend.
So if you have a student or child that is a reluctant reader, give the movie a try first and then read the book!
Which book turned movies are your favorite?
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Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with Clear Fork/Spork editor/art director, former agent and former kidlit professor Mira Reisberg PhD who is also the Director of the Children's Book Academy.
2nd Mondays will feature super smart Melissa Stoller whose career is taking off with several new books.
3rd Mondays will feature Bryan Patrick Avery, published writer, man of mystery, and professional magician among other things.
4th Mondays will feature the fabulous debut author/illustrator Sarah Momo Romero.
And 5th Mondays will feature awesomely irreverent and super funny Aussie author Brydie Wright.
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