This viewing guide is for the film Smoke Signals, written by Sherman Alexie (and based on short stories by Alexie). It is designed to help facilitate discussion, with the guide divided into 6 clips, which are time-stamped so you will know exactly when to start and stop the film. Each clip has boxes where students can take notes on what they see and hear, as well as the meaning they are making from the sounds and images. Each clip also has several specific discussion questions. The first page of this guide is a lesson plan explaining how I set up this film and teach it over 2 days (on a block schedule). It is an excellent accompaniment to literature units about Native Americans (like Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian). It would also work well in a social studies class studying contemporary Native Americans.