West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)

West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961)
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This West Side Story Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (NR - 1961) challenges students to connect with the life and times of the Jets and the Sharks. Explore how the director replaces common elements of a film with song, dance and rhyme. Encourage students to take a deeper look at the concepts presented in this classic musical like juvenile delinquency, gangs, and the idea that each generation faces different challenges. This resource consists of 16 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. 

This product includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF printer friendly version (5 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (5 pages)
  • An answer key (5 pages) IS included with this movie guide, however many answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters' dialogue and behavior.
  • A generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)

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General Tips for Using this Movie Guide:

  • Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
  • Preview the next question on the movie guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
  • Pause at the times designated on the movie guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
  • Discourage students from simply copying answers.
  • Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
  • If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
  • After completing the short answers, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end of the film.
  • On average, this movie guide will require about 45-60 minutes in addition to the length of the movie.
  • Digital Version Tips

    • It is intended for a paperless, 1:1 tablet/iPad classroom
    • Ask students to download a PDF editor app if they don't already have one. It needs to have a save function as well. I used Foxit PDF.
    • Host the file. I used google drive to share a folder with students.
    • When complete, ask students to save the file in a designated google drive folder using a naming convention. (I use LastnameFirstnameMovieGuide.pdf)

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    Get a feel for my work and see if this resource is right for you. I ask questions that require students to 'live' on the higher levels of Bloom's taxonomy.

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