This lesson plan is designed to go hand-in-hand with the movie version of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. It is composed of several reproducibles that are to be used as you watch the movie and/or when the movie has been veiwed. The heart of the plan is a set of 20 follow-along-questions that students are to answer as the movie plays. These questions are designed for the recent 2008 version, but easily could be adjusted for use when watching the other film versions. The questions are great to open up class-discussions. Also included is a basic movie/book comparison chart, a movie critique handout, and a symbol chart. All handouts but the movie/book comparison chart can be used if you only watch the movie in class and do not read the actual play. It's a perfect plan to make a few of your teaching days easy and contains great activities to be used with a substitute. The 20 follow-along questions are also available for seperate purchase.
Most resources are for using the movie without watching the book; a good mini-unit.
April 1, 2013
Great tool, especially since I was running behind in lesson planning. Saved me from scrambling to watch the film ahead of time to create the film questions!
March 13, 2013
Good resource for keeping students focused.
January 6, 2013
A well thought out movie guide with penetrating questions that work as comprehension of the viewing, but also serve as an excellent springboard to deeper discussions and an essay. The worksheet works very well with a very moving television adaptation.