Soul Surfer Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 2011)


Soul Surfer Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 2011) challenges students to connect with Bethany’s inspiring story of overcoming tragedy. Explore the verses that Bethany takes comfort in and how her family and friends help encourage her. Discuss the different perspectives that Bethany’s mother and father have in how to help guide Bethany through her hardships.

This resource consists of 12 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 print version  (4 pages)
  • A Google Forms & Slides Version of the Movie Guide
  • An answer key (4 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 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.


Here are my tips for using Soul Surfer Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 2011) in your classroom:

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

Soul Surfer Movie Guide | Questions | Worksheet (PG – 2011) 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.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well:

Distance Learning Tips:
  1. Distribute the digital Google Forms or Slides version to each student
  2. Use the screen sharing tool on your group call software to play the movie
  3. Pause the movie at each question to give students time to write/discuss


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