“Pan,” the origin story of the famous Peter, premieres October 8. Scholastic offers free materials that help you use the film as a chance to interest your students in Peter Pan and reading in general.
“Pan” tells how Peter added Pan to his name and ended up in Neverland. Your students can use the original Peter Pan story as a springboard to spinoffs: origin stories, alternate endings, continuations, and tales from another character’s point of view. Your students might enjoy creating their own Peter Pan spinoff or spinning off another story. You can let the students choose or just use whatever is this week’s selection in the reading book.
Click here for Scholastic’s “Get Lost in Reading” feature. Here are some highlights:
Description: students the Pan screenplay‘s description to inspire their own version of the set
Pan ebook with articles about the movie and connections to literacy
Book recommendation: a Pan-themed sheet to recommend books to classmates
Your students might like other Peter Pan-themed spinoffs. I enjoy the Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Your students might like to know that the spinoff book became a Tony award-winning spinoff musical. (How many spins off the original story is that?)