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Paper Planes - Novel And Film Comparison Study Guide

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Through this unit of work, written by Wendy Bean, students examine the visual and printed texts of the Paper Planes (feature film and novel). The novel is based on the motion picture screenplay Paper Planesand is written by Steve Worland.

This unit of work explores a range of themes touched on in the novel and film including loss, relationships, connectedness, friendship, independence and competition. Students are encouraged to generate questions and write about how the themes relate back to them and their own life experiences. Together with this, the unit encourages students to further develop their skills of writing persuasive and procedural texts related to the Paper Planes novel and film.

Year Level

Middle Primary (4-5), Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

Asia and Australia's Engagement With Asia, Critical and Creative Thinking, Drama (The Arts), English, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Japanese

Resource Type

study guides

Themes

belonging, death, friendship, relationships