I created this activity for my fifth graders to complete on a day when the gifted students are out. It is a part of the "Overcoming Adversity" unit we are working on. The handout is 30 open response questions, mainly focusing on drawing conclusions. There are a few questions that require students to infer the meaning of words, a few about story elements, and a few about figurative language.
This would be a great activity to be completed on a day you might be out as substitute work. The movie is required to complete this activity.