LAFS.8.RL.3.7

Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 8
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications
  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: TM , EBSR , MS , MC , SHT item(s)
  • Assessed with: LAFS.8.SL.1.2
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items must ask about the text version and its multimedia counterpart. The item’s difficulty may be dependent on the significance and extent of the adaptation’s departure from the original text. Items may focus on the effectiveness of the adaptation.Written transcripts, excerpts, and/or direct quotations from an audio clip should not be provided in item stems or answer options.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing these standards may be used with two or more grade-appropriate literary texts. Texts may vary in complexity.
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Technology-Enhanced Item Descriptions section on pages 3 and 4 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess these standards (excluding the Editing Task Choice and Editing Task item types). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below.
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :

    Task Demand

    Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Hot Text

    • Requires the student to select a comparison or analysis of the two sources and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected.
    • Requires the student to select words or phrases that are similar in both sources and then to select a comparison or analysis of this similarity. 

    EBSR

    • Requires the student to select a comparison or analysis of the two sources and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected.

    Task Demand

    Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis or comparison of the sources.
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of the director’s/actor’s choice. 
    • Requires the student to select explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of the sources. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of the sources. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting a text and its multimedia equivalent to analyze how each medium’s portrayal of a subject impacts meaning.

    Task Demand

    Analyze the purpose of presenting the information in diverse media and format (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Hot Text
    • Requires the student to select a comparison or analysis of the two sources and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected.
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of the purpose of presenting the information in a particular media format and then to select reasons behind its presentation.
    • Requires the student to select an evaluation of the motives behind the decision to present information in a particular format and then to select details that support the evaluation. 

    EBSR

    • Requires the student to select a comparison or analysis of the two sources and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected.
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of the purpose of presenting the information in a particular media format and then to select details to support the analysis.
    • Requires the student to select an evaluation of the motives behind the decision to present information in a particular format and then to select details that support the evaluation.

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis or comparison of the sources.
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of the purpose for presenting information in a particular media or format.
    • Requires the student to select an evaluation of the motives behind the presentation decision. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select multiple analyses of the purpose for presenting information in a particular media or format.
    • Requires the student to select multiple evaluations of the motives behind the presentation decision. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by analyzing the purpose and motive for presenting information in different media formats.

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1000000: M/J Intensive Language Arts (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1000010: M/J Intensive Reading 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
1000020: M/J Intensive Reading and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
1001070: M/J Language Arts 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1001080: M/J Language Arts 3 Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1002020: M/J Language Arts 3 Through ESOL (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
1002180: M/J English Language Development (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1008070: M/J Reading 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1008080: M/J Reading 3, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
7810013: Access M/J Language Arts 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1002181: M/J Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
1010000: M/J Literacy through Film & Literature (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond (current))
1010010: M/J Literacy through World Literature (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.8.RL.3.AP.7a: Compare and contrast content presented in text, media and live performance.

Related Resources

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Formative Assessments

Tom Sawyer Video Analysis:

The student will complete a graphic organizer that analyzes the similarities and differences between an excerpt from the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and a clip of a performance or film from the same excerpt. The student will analyze the extent to which the filmed production stays faithful or departs from the text. The student will evaluate the choices made by the director and/or actors.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lights! Camera! They Did what?:

The student will watch clips based on a text previously read and analyzed. The student will work with others in a small group to complete a graphic organizer on the similarities and differences between a scene from the text and the film clip. The student will then work individually to complete a graphic organizer on a different scene to write a short opinion response on whether he/she agrees or disagrees with how that part of the text was interpreted, analyzing the extent to which the filmed version stays faithful to or departs from the text. The student will evaluate the choices made by the director or actors.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plan

From Text to Film: Exploring Classic Literature Adaptations:

Students learn about movie adaptations of books through a series of activities exploring the relationship between literature and film.

Type: Lesson Plan

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