Watching the movie version to boost reading skills? Yes! Under the Common Core Standards, analyzing how a filmed or live version of a story compares with the original text is a key skill for eighth graders. After your child has read a book and seen the movie, talk about how the two compare. Why do you think the filmmaker changed or omitted parts of the book? How did those changes affect the story? Do you think you have a more in-depth understanding of the story because you read the book? Why?