Day 2

The Count of Monte Cristo Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Chateau d'If: Page vs. Screen

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    To compare a film adaptation of a literary text to the text itself

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7

    Structure:

    For homework, have students review the chapters describing Edmond's imprisonment. In class, play the prison scenes from the 1975 version of The Count of Monte Cristo (available free on YouTube). Have students take notes as they watch, noting how the story is brought to life and paying special attention to the choices made by the director and actors.  You may wish to prime their viewing with specific questions / issues to look out for, such as:

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