The Nightmare Before Christmas | Movie Viewing Guide | Digital & Print Worksheet

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5th - 12th, Homeschool
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Very fun Halloween activity! My students enjoyed getting a break from the typical curriculum and bonus points for having it coincide with a movie day!
I showed TNBC for roughly 20 minutes a day and used this activity to keep my students focused. It was a great resource.
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Wonderful supplement and multi-media addition to any Inference, Prediction, Hero's Journey, or Storytelling Unit. No Prep Digital and Print Movie Viewing Guide Questions and Graphic Organizers for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). PG-13. Animated Halloween Classic. Assign in Google Classroom or Print and leave as Sub Plans.

Jack the Pumpkin King discovers Christmas and Halloween Land will never be the same.


  • The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Viewing Guide - 20 Guided Questions & 5 Discussion Questions
  • Answer Key
  • Movie Review Worksheet
  • Movie Analysis Graphic Organizer
  • Visual Note-taking Activity with Rubric
  • Crossword Puzzle

20 Guided Questions ensure students stay focused and pay attention while viewing the movie. Discussion questions reflect on themes, characterization, conflict, tone, and/or overall purpose of the film.

Movie Review Worksheet is an organizer for a journalistic writing assignment where students review and give their opinion of the film.

Movie Analysis Graphic Organizer assists students in analyzing movie plot structure and characterization.

Visual Note-taking Activity is a fun and engaging activity where students combine text and drawing in order to activate multi-modes of learning.

These activities allow for differentiation, the ability to access a deeper meaning, and increase rigor.

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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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