“The Open Window” Movie Lesson Plan

I am writing this just a few short long weeks before the end of the school year. I have a lesson plan that makes sense any time of year, but makes even more sense with just a few weeks before the end of the school year.

It involves reading a high engagement short story, watching a 10-minute video interpretation of the aforementioned short story, and filling out a video/short story analysis.

Here’s the handout. It’s self-explanatory. Here’s something to write on the board for your administrator. And trust me, if your administrator is “particular” enough to visit at the end of May, you’ll want to make sure you have documentation.

The Open Window Lesson Plans

High interest story with great critical thinking lesson plans. Tons of stuff.

Don’t forget to write one of these standards on the board (delicious standards as the year winds down).

  • RL.9-10.7 – Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.
  • RL.11-12.7 – Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) (Bradbury is technically an American dramatist).

Here’s the video. It’s 100 percent age appropriate. I watched it with my kids.

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