Home Alone Movie Guide

$4.89

With this movie guide for Home Alone you can give students an opportunity laugh their heads off and think critically and practice writing essays. Journey through the movie as a class, pause at the designated times, and then discuss 12 high-level short answer and essay questions.  Take full advantage of the learning opportunities in this film with this movie guide.  Please see the product images for example questions from this movie guide and download a free, complete movie guide for Kung Fu Panda 3 to see the general quality of my questions and movie guides.

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Description

This Home Alone movie guide is a must have if you are showing this movie in class. The movie guide consists of a 4 page PDF document with 12 high-level short answer and essay questions. An answer key is not included as many questions are open-ended and encourage students to analyze the film by constructing their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior. Please see the product images for example questions. Note: This is for the first Home Alone movie from 1990.

Here are my tips for using this Home Alone movie guide in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
  2. Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
  3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide and help students if necessary
    • Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers
    • If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
  4. After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
  5. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie