Teach CCSS with Zootopia Using a Short 9 Minute Clip


Teach CCSS with Zooptopia using a short 9 minute clip from the movie. This resource is for teachers looking to find a short movie clip to supplement teaching Common Core State Standards for reading literature that target character description, character perspective, and word study.

Check the thumbnails for high resolution sample questions to see if this resource is suitable for your students. This resource consists of 7 high quality questions that target Reading Literature CCSS.

Zootopia (PG – 2016) is available for streaming on Disney + here.

This product .zip file includes the following PDF files:

  • An answer key (2 pages)
  • CCSS alignment indicating standards met (1 page)
  • A PDF with link to a Google Slides version (1 page)
  • A Student Worksheet | Print Version (2 pages)
  • An About TeacherTravis Intro (1 page)
    • 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.
    • Differentiation Note: Although each question specifically targets one of the standards above, each question is suitable for multiple grade levels.


Here are my tips for using this Teach CCSS with Zootopia Using a Short 9 Minute Clip in your classroom:

  1. Print one, double-sided Teach Teach CCSS with Zootopia Using a Short 9 Minute Clip worksheet for each student
  2. Preview the questions before beginning the 10 minute movie clip (the time is designated on the resource)
  3. Re-watch the clip multiple times if necessary and pause in between viewing to discuss or help students
    • Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
    • Discourage students from simply copying answers
  4. On average, completing this activity 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

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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.

K12 Movie Guides are on these other platforms as well: