Dory Finding Pixar Popcorn Short Video Guide (2021)


Dory Finding Pixar Popcorn Short Video Guide (2021) challenges students to analyze this 3 minute Pixar animation from the Finding Nemo series. Explore how fish breathe and whether or not the way Dory blows bubbles is realistic. Analyze Dory’s character traits and explore the theme of this fun, short Pixar Popcorn.

These Pixar Popcorn episodes are just a few minutes each. These activities are great for a quick 15-30 minute fun, yet educational activity.

This resource consists of 4 high-level short answer questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. See the thumbnail images for sample questions.

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This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF print version (1 page)
  • An answer key (1 page) is included, however, some answers will vary as students are encouraged to construct their own meaning throughout the film and many questions are open-ended.
  • A Google Slides Version of the Movie Guide
  • A generic movie guide permission slip (1 page)
  • CCSS alignment indicating standards met, PDF (1 page – see also preview image)
    • CCSS Note: I’ve taken the liberty of aligning certain reading standards with the act of consuming content via the movie instead. Although students aren’t reading they are asked to perform the same cognitive functions on the content that they consumed from the movie.

Google Classroom Distance Learning Tips:

  1. Create an assignment using the Google Slide
  2. Use the screen sharing tool on your conference calling software to play the movie
  3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss
  4. Make sure students input their name, so when you open your copy of the form, you can see each student’s individual response they submitted
  5. Note: If you are using the movie guide for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the google form with file names such as [Title]MovieGuideClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments for each copy of the Google Form movie guide

Here are my tips for using Dory Finding Pixar Popcorn Short Video Guide (2021) in your classroom:

  1. Print one 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 minutes in addition to the length of the movie

Dory Finding Pixar Popcorn Short Video Guide (2021) resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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Get a feel for these movie guides 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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