Exploring Transitions related texts

8 Jun

The Exploring Transitions elective in Module C of the Standard English course requires students to find a related text.  The list below represents my suggestions.  I will update it as I find new potential texts.

  1. Set No Path (short film)
  2. Marisa (short film)
  3. Fourwalls: London‘ (short film)
  4. Freedom Writers  (film)
  5. ‘Two Words’ by Isabel Allende (short story)
  6. ‘And of Clay We Are Created’ by Isabel Allende (short story)
  7. Making it in America‘ (short film)
  8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (film)
  9. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (film)
  10. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (novel)
  11. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (memoir)
  12. Persepolis (film or graphic novel)
  13. A Streetcar Named Desire (play)
  14. Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You by Hanna Jansen (biography)
  15. Maestro by Peter Goldsworthy (novel)
  16. Room (novel)
  17. Briar Rose (novel)
  18. Hairspray (film)
  19. Girl Rising (film)
  20. The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho (novel)
  21. The Kite Runner (novel, film or graphic novel)
  22. My Fair Lady (musical)
  23. ‘The Moment Before the Gun Went Off’ by Nadine Gordimer (short story)
  24. The Arrival by Shaun Tan (picture book)
  25. Eric by Shaun Tan (picture book)
  26. The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (picture book)
  27. Martin’s Big Words (picture book)
  28. To This Day‘ by Shane Koyczan (poem or graphic novel)
  29. El Deafo by Cece Bell (graphic novel)
  30. Nutshell by Ian McEwan (novel)
  31. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba (novel/memoir)
  32. The Door (short film)
  33. The Book of Mormon (musical)
  34. Grave of the Fireflies (film)
  35. Scattered Lives (play)
  36. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (film)


4 Responses to “Exploring Transitions related texts”


  1. ‘Set No Path’ | Once uPUN a time... - June 10, 2015

    […] flagged by the inclusion of this film in my ‘Exploring Transitions’ related text list, this film also has particular relevance to Module C of the Standard English course.  The film […]


  2. Related text: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ | Once uPUN a time... - June 30, 2015

    […] For other ‘Exploring Transitions’ related texts, click here. […]


  3. Related text: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close | Once uPUN a time... - July 1, 2015

    […] For other ‘Exploring Transitions’ related texts, click here. […]


  4. Making updates | Once uPUN a time... - January 22, 2017

    […] are now over 30 related text suggestions for Exploring Transitions and approximately 60 related text suggestions […]


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