It is important, I believe, to keep students accountable when purposefully watching a film in class. This handout is meant to do just that.
This handout is generic enough to be used for any film, but also has students apply what they know from short story terminology onto a movie's storytelling structure. It promotes active viewing, as students need to think about how the elements of fiction.
I like it because, whether it is my lesson or something I leave for a substitute, I can quickly assess which students were engaged in the material. Nor is it so onerous that students cannot enjoy the film as they watch.
Best of all, once completed, there is a readymade discussion about the film, and each student can contribute what they wrote to add to said discussion.