Making a Murderer Pre-Viewing Anticipation Guide and Questions
Engage your students in meaningful debate and critical-thinking exercises using my materials for teaching "Making a Murderer," the popular Netflix® documentary about Steven Avery. Students will not only view and analyze the episodes, but they will read and research primary documents.
This IS included in my Making a Murderer Complete Teaching Unit (Season 1, Episodes 1-10).
This "Making a Murderer" Pre-Viewing Anticipation Guide and Questions (includes pre-viewing questions and follow-up questions) covers the topic of one's reputation and if (and how) one can ever overcome or repair a bad reputation.
- Anticipation survey: Includes 16 claims relating to reputation and gossip for students to decide whether they agree or disagree with the statements. Small group discussion follows.
- Pre-Viewing Questions: Five questions about reputation for students to respond to in writing. Class discussion follows.
- Follow-Up Questions: These seven standards-based follow-up questions have students referring to the documentary and the world beyond the series for examples of how one's reputation can be harmful.
- Teacher's answer key with example responses
This is nonfiction your students will WANT to read, research, dissect, and evaluate.
Use this resource in conjunction with the following Making a Murderer materials:
Making a Murderer Complete Teaching Unit (Season 1, Episodes 1-10)
, which includes ALL of the following resources:
• Making a Murderer Presentation for Episodes 1-10 (Who’s Who in the Documentary)
• Making a Murderer Vocabulary Exercises Episodes 1-10 Season 1
• Making a Murderer Final Writing Assessments
• Making a Murderer Pre-Viewing Anticipation Guide and Questions
• Making a Murderer Episode Analysis Questions for ANY Episode
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episodes 1-10
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episode 1
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episodes 2-3
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episodes 4-5
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episodes 6-7
• Making a Murderer Questions and Analysis for Season 1, Episodes 8-10
• Making a Murderer Presentation for Episode 1 (Who's Who in the Documentary)
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Why use "Making a Murderer" in the classroom?
- Hooks and engages students
- Students participate in lively discussions and debates
- Practices critical-thinking skills
- Practices problem-solving skills
- It's relevant right now
PLEASE NOTE: I use this with high school upperclassmen. Because of the content of the series, use your discretion to decide if it is appropriate for your students. The series is rated for audiences ages 14 and up, but it may not be suitable for your students/school community. I highly recommend using permission slips for parent consent.
Created and Copyrighted by Tracee Orman
DISCLAIMER: This resource is not affiliated with the producers of “Making a Murderer,” Netflix™, the families or people involved, or any of the previous-mentioned partners or associates. It is for EDUCATIONAL purposes only.
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