How many teachers have played a movie only to have the students put their head down and sleep? This is a great test that keeps students engaged.
This lesson contains a complete guided movie test with 34 questions (with answer key) for the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves with Kevin Costner.
Within the first 2 minutes of the movie, question #1 can be answered. As the movie continues, questions are presented in chronological order. Most importantly, students are focused, well behaved and are learning something about Medieval England and the Robin Hood myth in this well produced Hollywood film.
This is a great end of year movie that helps students better understand Medieval England in an entertaining way. (I personally use it as an end of year reward for my student's hard work throughout the year)
I also have many short story and novel guided reading worksheets for students to follow.
As a public high school English teacher, the biggest challenge I have is getting students to read in class or at home. Put a book or short story in front of them, they'll look at it for a few seconds and start day dreaming... or worse, sleep.
Until I stumbled upon something magnificent. Teenagers like accomplishment. These worksheets ask questions while the reader reads. Every couple of sentences, there's another question in true or false, fill in the blank, define, multiple choice formats. As the student reads, boom, another question. They answer it and continue reading. Before you know it, they have finished reading the story and completed all questions for further lessons/discussions.
These worksheets are great for daily lessons, test/quiz grades, extra credit, homework, group work (in pairs of two), substitute teacher lessons, emergency lesson plans, great for ESOL or however you can imagine.
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I have been teaching in a public high school for 8 years in all high school grade levels (Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors). My techniques and strategies have shown increases in the state assessment tests.