To celebrate, we watched the movie today. Since there are so many differences between the book and the movie, I knew we had to do a compare and contrast activity.
I gave the students Venn diagrams to jot down their ideas while they were watching the movie this afternoon. When we finished the movie, the students got into groups to discuss the information they had written down. They did a GREAT job of noting all the similarities and differences.
I gave each group cardstock strips of paper to write down their findings so each group could create a large, interactive Venn diagram (we used hula hoops to make the Venn diagrams). LOVED the conversations that were going on. :) This was one happy teacher. When they were finished they had to present their Venn Diagrams to the class. Just look at all this thinking!!! (Oh ... I forgot to mention my FAVOURITE part of the day ... when the students ALL decided that the book was so much better than the movie!!!!).