Engage your students with this James and the Giant Peach movie guide! Teach your students fantastic, valuable lesson with this classic story. James and the Giant Peach is a 1996, Oscar nominated movie based on the children’s novel by Roald Dahl in 1961. This story tells the imaginative, adventurous tale of James and his friends. Use this movie to increase engagement and challenge your students to analyze and think critically about the movie and its characters. Pause at the designated times on the movie guide, and then discuss with your students 10 high-level, short answer and essay questions.
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An answer key is not included as many questions are open-ended and encourage students to analyze the film. Many answers will not fit into a ‘box’. Students are encouraged to construct their own meaning from the characters’ dialogue and behavior.
Here are my tips for using the James and the Giant Peach movie guide for students in your classroom:
- Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
- Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
- 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
- After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
- On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie