The Grapes of Wrath Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet | Google Form (1940)

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The Grapes of Wrath Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (1940) challenges students to connect with the John Steinbeck’s characters and their hardships. Explore the similarities and differences in the way people moved, held funerals and treated each other then and now. Analyze Tom Joad, his character traits, how he conducts himself and whether or not he should be viewed as a hero within the film.

This resource consists of 14 high-level, short answer and essay questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information. See the preview file for high resolution sample questions.

This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF digital fillable form version (5 pages)
  • A student movie guide, PDF print version  (5 pages)
  • An answer key (5 pages) 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 Forms 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 Form
  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

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Here are my tips for using The Grapes of Wrath Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (1940) 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

The Grapes of Wrath Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (1940) resource is also available on TeachersPayTeachers

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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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General Tips for Using this Movie Guide:

    1. Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
    2. Preview the next question on the movie guide as you complete each one, this can help students pay attention to important upcoming events.
    3. Pause at the times designated on the movie guide, encourage students to debate, discuss and talk about their ideas before writing their answers.
    4. Discourage students from simply copying answers.
    5. Randomly choose a student to share their answer and defend it if necessary.
    6. If time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie again for additional analysis.
    7. After completing the short answers, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end of the film.
    8. On average, this movie guide will require about 30 minutes in addition to the length of the movie.


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