This bundle, sold at a discount, includes two of resources:
1) Life of Pi Movie Activities
If you are looking for a way to expose your students to more nonfiction reading and critical analysis, then this activity will work very well, and is a great supplement to the study of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi or the movie version of the novel.
Students do NOT have to see the 2012 film, directed by Ang Lee, to complete this assignment. It is based solely on Roger Ebert’s review of the movie found at https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/life-of-pi-2012: due to copyright reasons I cannot include the original review in this resource but you as a classroom teacher may make copies for your students. They can also work directly from the website (I would suggest making a digital or paper copy as the site is full of ads and a bit slow!).
The set of ten questions are presented in two formats - one page with just the questions or two pages with the same questions with lines for written answers. An answer key is included.
Also included in this resource is an activity designed for students to choose a review of the novel Life of Pi to compare and contrast to the movie review. A list of suggested book reviews is included;
2) Introducing Yann Martel
This resource provides teachers with a short biography of author Yann Martel and is perfect for introducing a unit on Life of Pi (or any novel by this bestselling author), for independent work, or to place in your sub file.
The resource includes a one-page reading passage about Martel. The biographical text forms a brief sketch of his life from his birth in 1963 to the present time.
A page of questions (assessing comprehension as well as expressing opinions while citing evidence) is included as well as a short vocabulary assignment on each of the passage pages.
A full answer key is provided.