**Will officially assign this October 25th


    Movie Madness has five sections.  You must choose a book that was made into a movie, not the other way around.

    Spelling, grammar and punctuation are worth 10 possible points.

    **Pre-approval is DUE November 5th: PROJECT  DUE 12/10

    *Each section HAS TO BE either word-processed or written neatly.

    *Please title each section (except #2) exactly as I have done.  

    1. Compare and Contrast: You will write 2 paragraphs that compare and contrast the book from the movie. For example, what are the similarities (comparisons) in both the book and the movie? Describe the differences (contrasts) in the movie compared to the book.               10 possible points

    IDEAS:  You could compare and contrast the beginning or ending of the books/movies. You could also describe how a scene from the book was done differently in the movie.  **If you can’t view movie, PLEASE SEE ME FOR for alternative directions for this section only (you can do the rest without seeing the movie). 


    2. Movie Poster: You are going to design a new poster for the book/movie.

              It will include:

    • The title of the movie, the name of the director (that’s you), who is starring in it, when it’s opening and where.
    • Two color illustrations based on the book. 2 points
    • Three to four word descriptive headline of the book/movie. 3
    • One paragraph description of the movie. 5
    • Can use classes’ construction paper or purchase poster board (can be a half of a poster board). 


    • 3. Hollywood Interview: Pretend that you are a Hollywood news reporter interviewing the actor that will be playing the book’s main character. You will:
    • Write five complete sentence questions that you would ask the actor playing the main character. 5
    • Write five complete sentence responses to those questions that you think the main character would give. 5


    4.The Soundtrack: You are going to design a new soundtrack for the movie (ask your family members for suggestions).

    • List the names of at least five bands or singers and/or the names of their songs that you think would fit into the movie.
    • Write one paragraph (not a paragraph for each song) that describes why you think the music fits into the movie or reflects what is going on in a certain scene. 5



    5. The Sequel: Imagine that the first movie based on your book was a success. Now you are going to predict what would happen if there was a sequel to your book.                                                                  10

    • Write one to two paragraphs that describe the sequel to either the book or the movie. Include the setting, which characters from the first book are in the movie or create new characters.  Describe what happens in the sequel.              55 total points possible





    Sixty-eight children’s books that have been made into movies!

    All of these books are pre-approved, however you will still complete the pre-approval form as to why you have chosen your book.

    You are not limited to these titles, they are only suggestions, but if you choose another title, it will have to be pre-approved.


    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland                            Aquamarine       Alexander and the..

    Babe    The Babysitter’s Club                                     Bridge to Terabithia  The Book Thief

    The Borrowers (The Secret World of Arrietty)          The BFG         Charlotte’s Web

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory                             Coraline           City of Ember

    Cheaper by the Dozen                                                The Dark is Rising (The Seeker)

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    The Story of Doctor Dolittle                                       Ella Enchanted       Ender’s Game

    Chronicles of Narnia-The Lion…                              Fantastic Mr. Fox       Flipped

    Freaky Friday                                                             Freak the Mighty (The Mighty)

    The Golden Compass    Gulliver’s Travels                 Harriet the Spy

    The Hobbit                  Hoot                                        Hotel for Dogs   

    How to Train Your Dragon                Hugo

    The Hunger Games                                                     The Giver           

    Incredible Journey (Homeward Bound)                     Inkheart          

    Indian in the Cupboard                                               James and the Giant Peach

    Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer             The Jungle Book

    Little House on the Prairie                                          A Little Princess

    Little Women                                                              Lord of the Rings

    Matilda            Mary Poppins              Millions                                                          

    Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH                              Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

    My Dog  Skip                                                             Nancy Drew

    Nanny McPhee: Based on the collected tales of Nurse Matilda

    Nim’s Island               Peter Pan                                 Princess Diaries

    Percy Jackson             Series of Unfortunate Events The Secret Garden

    Shiloh                          Sounder                                   Spiderwick Chronicles

    Stormbreaker               Stuart Little                             Tale of Despereaux

    Twilight                       Tuck Everlasting                     War Horse                   Wonder

    Wonderful Wizard of Oz                                                       






































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