This Ender's Game Movie Guide challenges students to analyze the decisions Ender makes throughout the movie and think critically about their outcomes and whether or not they would have behaved differently in the same situation. Explore the meaning of Privacy Rights, discuss how Ender diffuses tense situations, and evaluate arguments. Finally, determine the theme of the movie and debate whether minors should take part in a war effort.
Check the preview file for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 11 high-level, short answer reflection and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.
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- An EASEL by TPT version of the student movie guide (compatible with Google Classroom)
A single, 11 page .PDF file consisting of:
- A Teacher's Copy including CCSS Alignment (4 pages)
- Note: An answer key is not included as many questions are open-ended and encourage students to analyze the film.
- CCSS alignment indicating standards met (1 page)
- A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (1 page)
- A Student's Copy (4 pages)
- An About TeacherTravis Intro (1 page)
CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.
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General Tips for Using the Print version of this Movie Guide:
- Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
- Preview the next question on the movie guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
- Pause at the times designated on the movie guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
- Discourage students from simply copying answers.
- Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
- If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
- After completing the short answers, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end of the film.
- On average, this movie guide will require about 45-60 minutes in addition to the length of the movie.
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