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Whale Rider: Photocopiable Resource Pack (e-book)
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In the ways of the ancients, she found a hope for the future.

Plot Summary

Whale Rider is the moving story of young Paikea, the descendant of Whale Rider and grand-daughter of the chief Koro, and her struggle between pleasing her grandfather and fulfilling her destiny.

Whale Rider, the winner of numerous awards, is a film of rare beauty and timeless appeal, focuses on family, growing up and the conflict between traditional and modern cultures.

Photocopiable Resource Pack - Overview

Whale Rider: Photocopiable Resource Pack - Elementary is highly recommended for Elementary, and is also suitable for Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate learners. It contains four lessons of up to 3.5 hours each, that accompany four sections of the movie Whale Rider.

This ESL Movie Resource Title includes a wide variety of pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing activities, as well as easy-to-follow lesson plans and a comprehensive answer key.

The photocopiable activities in this Resource Pack include:

  • Pre-Viewing: jigsaw reading activity, vocabulary activities, discussion review activities, vocabulary review activities, DVD review activities
  • Viewing: worksheets with a range of activities including gap-fill activities, discussion activities, true/false activities
  • Optional Viewing: supplementary photocopiable activities such as memory quizzes, listening and ordering activities, dialogue gap-fill activities and discussion activities 
  • Post-Viewing: photocopiable Writing Tasks and discussion activities, with topics related to themes within the movie section

The Maps and Lesson Plans provide detailed notes for preparing and using each activity. 

ISBN 978-0-9804559-0-8, 123 pages
Whale Rider is rated PG (adult guidance for people under 15).


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