Loving Vincent Viewing Guide (Vincent van Gogh Animated Film)
Can be used for 9th – 12th students.
Includes: PDF, 11 pages
Loving Vincent is a biographical film about the last days of Vincent van Gogh’s life animated in the style of van Gogh’s paintings. The film is a creates discussion and mystery around the circumstances of his death and allows the integration of nonfiction texts into the lesson.
The following viewing guide provides three questions that examine The Starry Night. Then, ten questions are provided to be answered during The Starry Night. Three deeper questions are asked to students after they have seen the film. They then need to analyse the style and content. Two nonfiction readings have been provided with questions if you are looking for ways to teach reading skills in your classroom. One is a excerpt from Vincent’s letter to his brother Theo, and the other is a nonfiction article on a possible medical diagnosis for vertigo for vanGogh. An answer key is included for all the questions.
These questions were very interesting and kept my students interested. They were even engaged with the sub-sub while I was away. This was so wonderful!
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10
Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.