Does watching the movie version really help your child learn? Yes. Really! In sixth grade, comparing the experience of reading a story to the experience of watching or listening to an audio, video, or staged version is a key reading skill under the Common Core Standards. After your child has read a book and seen the movie, talk about how the two compare. For example, Are the characters in the movie different than you imagined while reading the book? What parts of the book did the filmmaker omit and why? If you were reviewing this movie for a magazine, what would you write?