Can teaching and learning still be both fun and educational? After using The Princess Bride Guide, you'll realize that there is still hope in this world of constant assessments of teachers and students. You can still use a movie, not as a reward, but as a legitimate lesson. And it's still fun, a lot of fun.
I used The Princess Bride with sophomores for about 8 years and 9th graders one year. I received approval from the school board to teach the movie, in its entirety. I created two quizzes and a study guide for the early years, but the biggest benefit was the tie-in to the King Arthur / Little Red Riding Hood unit I had developed. Works well with Merchant of Venice, too. Great connections.
In this guide, you will receive the study guide and two 12-question quizzes (complete with Quizstar codes), as well as a Good-meter on the study guide. I like this addition because ALL of the characters have some bad in them in the movie.
In addition, the last time I taught this, I added the new material of a Character Analysis (good, bad, goal), which is a little redundant to the study guide section, but still usable. However, the greatest asset I created was the 20-23 Skills Band reading activity, which is kind of a hybrid webquest using similar skills in ACT or SAT reading tests. And it's NOT just another reading assessment. That one is worth the purchase all by itself, and it gives the fun of being able to watch a film total relevance and rigor for your administrators to admire.
Remember to see the Educabana Store for more, and you must have the King Arthur and Little Red Riding Hood to compliment this very educational AND FUN guide.
This is also part of the class I created entirely online, so Google Docs are linked for all assignments. Use as handouts or as forms to be filled out with no copies needed.
Now including a Google Slides presentation about the film done for a film class (assignment also available).