Session 5 PM 2-3: A Book and A Movie
Session 5 PM: July 20 - 31
Age / grade level: 2-3
Teacher: Mrs. Kiesha Matthews, B.S., M.Ed
Description: This class takes advantage of the phenomenon of film versions of literature by asking students to compare and contrast books with their movie counterparts. The process of comparing and contrasting teaches students to think critically about different forms of media presented to them. Students first read a book and analyze the literary elements of the text. They then watch the film version, using a graphic organizer to compare elements of the book and film versions. Next, they discuss which changes they think improved the book and which changes they think were a bad idea. Finally, they select a scene from the book that they think wasn't well represented in the movie and adapt it for a readers' theater performance.
Teacher Bio: Kiesha Washington Matthews has been an educator for over 20 years. Mrs. Matthews began her teaching career in Capitol Heights, Maryland. She currently teaches third grade at Moundville Elementary School in Hale County. She was a co-teacher and taught the five to seven year old cluster in 2004 at the Capitol School. Mrs. Matthews has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and Psychology from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of West Alabama. Mrs. Matthews has received several honors including the CBS 42/30 Excellent Teacher Grant, West Alabama’s Teacher Recognition Grant, Star Teaching Award, and was selected as Hale County Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2013.
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