Pixar Short – Cars on the Road – E07 – B-Movie Video Guide (2022)


This Pixar Short – Cars on the Road – E07 – B-Movie Video Guide (2022) packs a punch! Tick off a ton of CCSS with this short 8 minute video available for streaming on Disney+. It is perfect for a single class period or a 30 minute activity.
Challenge students to infer how McQueen is feeling and share their experiences about performance and competition. Define vocabulary such as legendary, gelatinized and scourge using context clues from the video and dictionaries. Evaluate McQueen’s acting skills and identify how Mater and McQueen resolve their conflict.
Note: This guide is intended to supplement Cars on the Road – E07 – B-Movie.
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Check the thumbnails for high resolution sample questions to see if this movie guide is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 4 high-level, short answer questions that will do more than just ask your students to regurgitate information.

This product .zip file includes:

  • A student movie guide, PDF print version (1 pages)
  • An answer key (1 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 Slides Version {7 Slides} of the Movie Guide (A PDF with a link to make a copy of the guide to your Google Drive)
  • 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.


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Here are my tips for using Pixar Short – Cars on the Road – E07 – B-Movie Video Guide (2022) 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. On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30 minutes.

Google Classroom | Google Slide | Tips:

    1. Click on the link included in the PDF titled “Google Slides Version” and save a copy of the file to your Google Drive/Classroom
    2. Create an assignment for your students
    3. If you are using this resource for multiple classes and want to separate responses by class, create multiple copies of the Google Slides version with file names such as [Title]ClassPeriod[2] and then create assignments

Pixar Short – Cars on the Road – E07 – B-Movie Video Guide (2022) 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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