This lesson’s purpose is to help students comprehend and analyze the first Rocky movie (1979) through a literary lens. Topics on this viewing guide and quiz include plot development, characterization, character arc of change, figurative language, and literary devices. It includes fifty multiple-choice questions (modeled after the SAT & ACT exam questions) and two open-ended essay questions. Questions are from all levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy (revised). Questions are in chronological order with the film. Answer key included.
Objectives/US Standards (SUGGESTED) (From Corestandards.com):
Students are expected to:
• Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
• Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
• Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
This lesson is student-centered, meaning:
--it allows you to become a facilitator!
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