This is a guided viewing worksheet for the film Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. It is designed to keep the students engaged and focused as they watch this highly entertaining film. The assignment is broken up into four separate parts. Each part is separated by page so that it may be easily added or removed to fit the time constraints of your classroom. The segments included are as follows:
Section 1: "Can You Find It"
-This section is designed to engage the students prior to beginning the film. It consists of three short answer questions that focus on the tropes and easter eggs found in all Star Wars films. Students will have to be on the lookout for these as the film plays. (Tip: You might want to show a compilation video of the Wilhelm Scream at this point. They are all over YouTube and it's a hilarious way to get the whole class looking for this classic sound effect.)
Section 2: "Character Key"
-In this segment, students match the names of each character with a small thumbnail image of them. The purpose is to give the students a proper key for use in the next two sections as they watch the film and complete their essay.
Section 3: "Guided Viewing"
-This is the bulk of the assignment. It consists of thirty short answer questions that follow the plot and events of the film. Questions occur every few minutes and are detailed enough so as to require attentive viewing on the part of the students. Questions are approachable for both long term fans and those who have never seen a Star Wars film before.
Section 4: "Essay"
-This section tasks the students with writing a treatment for the sequel to The Force Awakens. Students are placed in the roll of screen writer and encouraged to use their imaginations to develop the next film's plot and characterizations all while keeping in mind the framework and components of good storytelling.
Lastly a detailed key is included for all sections except the essay portion.
Thank you so much for looking! I hope you enjoy watching this excellently entertaining film with your students.