Can watching the movie version make you smarter? You bet! Under the Common Core Standards, comparing a written story to an audio, film, or staged version and analyzing the effects of techniques such as lighting, color, and camera angles is a key reading skill for seventh graders. After your child has read a book and seen the movie, talk about how the two compare. For example, How are the characters different in the movie 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?