These video response worksheets are designed to be flexible enough to be adaptable to nearly any kind of video including movies, documentaries, episodes, short videos, and even cartoons. They are the perfect tool to help kids pay attention to the videos they watch, learn about story arcs (if used with fictional stories), expand their vocabulary, and discover related topics they want to learn more about. The worksheets are divided into four main sections—fiction, nonfiction, history and geography, and science.
The fiction and nonfiction sections contain room to record most of the same information. There is more room in the fiction section to write about the actors and actresses, where the nonfiction has a shorter section that addresses the host, narrator, or actors and actresses.
Both sections include room for students to record words whose definitions they are unsure of. Space is also given for them to look up the definitions after watching the video and record what they find. Similarly, a page is provided to make a note and draw any objects they are not familiar with from the video (this could include almost anything such as a record player, a scientific instrument, etc.).
Next in both sections is room to record the main characters and main events of the video. The fiction section includes room to write an alternate ending. The nonfiction section includes room for the student to consider what could have happened if an event in the video had gone differently (the opposite side winning a battle, for example).
They can then record what they thought about the video, what parts they liked and didn’t like, how the video made them feel, and what the video made them think about. A final part of each section includes space for them to record their thoughts about any discussion questions parents or teachers wish to ask.
The final two sections include questions parents or teachers can use to expand on the history, geography, and science elements of the video if applicable. 41 pages total.