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Add rigor to your movie viewing experience with this The Giver: Movie Viewing Guide. This pack of activities is an excellent way to challenge and engage your students as you view the 2014 The Giver movie.
From a quick six-question guide to an analysis of symbols and theme to an argumentative prompt, you will have your choice of ways to differentiate for various learners as you teach this film as a text. You may use one or all of the enclosed NO PREP activities to focus your studies. I love using movie guides as students watch films because they require students to apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts beyond the written word. It is not a movie to film comparison guide. These activities are tailored specifically for this movie.
- Paired Text for Thematic Connection
- Comprehension Questions with Answers
- Interactive Plot Review Activity
- Symbolism and Theme
- Analysis of Key Scenes
- Three Short Prompts
- NEW: Link to the Google drive set of these worksheets with ready-made text boxes for students to type answers in.
- Super Simple Sub Plan
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Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "LOVED this movie viewing guide. Went much deeper than a typical "compare the book to the movie" activity. The sections on cinematography were awesome. It really helped my students analyze the FILM aspect. Thanks!"
♥ "Great resource for when you have to have a substitute."
♥ "Wonderful movie viewing guide. I like that students are completing a "literary" analysis of the movie."
♥ "This was particularly good for my advanced level classes. The tasks were right on target."
♥ "Kept students engaged during viewing and helped them make more meaningful connections between film and literature."
♥ "This was a great way to keep students engaged and thinking while using the film version of "The Giver." We read the novel before Christmas, but didn't have a chance to watch the movie until after Spring Break! This resource provided an excellent guide for thinking about the themes of the novel and the movie and really helped my students to engage in both genres of the story."
♥ "Love all of the options! Already in my sub folder and ready to go!"
♥ "Lots of activities to choose from that supported viewing the movie after reading the novel. "
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