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?
We are so excited to be mixing things up at CBA, beginning with some delicious additions to the Blogfish. Meet our awesome new bloggers!!
Here's our lineup:
1st Mondays begin with editor/art director, & CBA Director Mira Reisberg PhD who is handing her Mondays over to awesome former now tradtionally pubbed students to widen their audience.
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 feature funny Aussie author Sharon Giltrow sharing awesome Aussie books.
And 5th Mondays will feature Libyan American author Koloud Tarapolsi sharing wonderful diverse books.