The following fifteen-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Daniel Petrie-directed 1961 drama film "A Raisin in the Sun" that is a faithful film adaptation of the stage play of the same name written by Lorraine Hansberry and stars Sidney Poitier. It can be used in an English, film studies, or media studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film from Wikipedia. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and fourteen contain 89 comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's allusions, camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume, dialogue, inferences, irony, mise en scene, mood, plot, set design, setting, sound, story, style, subtext, suspense, symbolism, themes, and tone. The tenth page contains discussion questions on the film as an adaptation, its characterization, cinematography, color, costume, irony, setting, and symbolism.
A matching and multiple choice quiz that can be used as a summative assessment that pairs well with this packet, a formative assessment, will be available as a separate purchase soon.