Day 5

Life of Pi Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Examining the Film

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Discuss the elements of the novel that have been changed for the movie and identify why.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Watch the 2012 film adaptation of Life of Pi. On a blackboard or large piece of paper, make a list as a class of the changes that have been made to the plot (for example, the addition of a love interest and the deletion of the scene with the blind Frenchman). Also identify stylistic changes, like the lack of graphic violence, and any differences in character or thematic content that students may point out. Ask students to...

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