Hocus Pocus Movie Guide + Activities (Color + B/W) - Answer Keys Inc.

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This 14 page Halloween movie guide with additional activities accompanies the Halloween film "Hocus Pocus (1993)". This guide will also work well as a sub plan for your substitute teacher.

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This includes the following activities:

• 5 discussion questions about witches

• Reading passage about the Salem Witch Trials

• 10 comprehension questions for the reading passage

• 30 comprehension questions for the movie in chronological order. (2 sets for differentiation)

• Potion making

• Answers for Part 1, 2 and 3 included


* Includes a black and white version *


Part 1 and Part 2 are tasks to be done before watching the movie. The hope is to get the students more motivated for the movie and questions ahead.

• PART 1 – There are 5 questions about witches that need to be completed within 20 minutes. Afterwards discuss as a class getting opinions from the students about witches. Talk about the Salem witch trials here too.

• PART 2 – Students to read the passage about the Salem Witch Trials and then complete 10 reading comprehension questions.

• PART 3 – There are 30 comprehension questions altogether. I have made two sets for differentiation. One set is multiple choice with 3 possible answers, and the other is full sentence answers. In chronological order with answer keys. The multiple choice questions have also worked well with my ESL students.

• PART 4 – Students are to make a truly wicked/awesome potion using mysterious, weird or downright disgusting ingredients. They need to also include what it does and the directions on how to make it.

If you don't already have the movie, you can purchase or rent it from Amazon.com

This movie is about the Sanderson sisters who were hanged for practicing witchcraft 300 years ago in Salem. Returning to life thanks to a combination of a spell spoken before their demise and the accidental actions of Max, the new kid, the witches have one Halloween night to secure their continuing existence.

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How can movies help students learn English?

Learning from movies is motivating and enjoyable

- Sometimes students need a change in style, and movies are generally an integral

part of a student's life.

Movies provides authentic and varied language

- It's always a good idea to introduce students examples of English in real

situations. This includes accents different to your own.

Movies gives a visual context

- This gives the student the ability to interpret the language in full visual context.

To see such visual supports as facial expressions and gestures simultaneously.

Variety and flexibility

- Movies can also act as a springboard for follow-up tasks such as discussions,

debates on social issues, role plays, reconstructing a dialogue or summarizing.


Please take a look at my other movie guides by following the links below:

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3 Pack Bundle - Adventure Movie Guides

3 Pack Bundle - Christmas Movie Guides

3 Pack Bundle - Halloween Movie Guides

3 Pack Bundle - Roald Dahl Movie Guides

3 Pack Bundle - Upper Elementary Movie Guides

3 Pack Bundle - Young Kids Movie Guides

5 Pack Bundle - Disney Movie Guides

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