Movie Character Evaluation

assignment due Friday at 9 am.

Movie Character Evaluation Form Instructions

For this assignment, you will choose a movie from the approved list provided that contains a child or young adult with traits and characteristics of giftedness. You will evaluate that character using the Evaluation Form below, rating the character on a number of areas of giftedness. Below each rating, you will provide a short statement of the reasoning behind your rating and how the character demonstrated that trait. Then, you will include a 1-page narrative of what you observed and your conclusions. Be sure to include a title page and a reference page with the completed form and narrative. Use the Movie Character Evaluation Template to complete your assignment.

List of approved movies:

· The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension (PG)

· Akeelah and the Bee (PG)

· Amazing Grace and Chuck (PG)

· August Rush (PG)

· Beauty and the Beast (G)

· The Black Cauldron (PG)

· Bridge to Terabithia (PG)

· A Bug’s Life (G)

· Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

· Cold Comfort Farm (PG)

· Charlotte’s Web (PG)

· Contact (PG)

· Dead Poets Society (PG)

· Ever After: A Cinderella Story (PG)

· Explorers (PG)

· Finding Neverland (PG)

· Fly Away Home (PG)

· Frozen (PG)

· Hard Problems: The Road to the World’s Toughest Math Contest (G)

· Harriet the Spy (PG)

· Harry Potter (any in the series)

· High School Musical (PG)

· Holes (PG)

· Hoot (PG)

· How to Train Your Dragon (PG)

· The Incredibles (PG)

· Infinity (PG)

· The Iron Giant (PG)

· The Last Starfighter (PG)

· Little Man Tate (PG)

· Matilda (PG)

· Meet the Robinsons (G)

· The Mighty (PG)

· Mr. Holland’s Opus (PG)

· Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (G)

· My Neighbor Totoro (G)

· October Sky (PG)

· The Princess Bride (PG)

· Real Genius (PG)

· Remember the Titans (PG)

· Searching for Bobby Fischer (PG)

· The Secret of Roan Inish (PG)

· Short Circuit (PG)

· Sky High (PG)

· Spellbound (G)

· Stand and Deliver (PG)

· Temple Grandin (PG)

· Truman (PG)

· Vitus (PG)


· War Games (PG)

· Willow (PG)

· Young Einstein (PG)

Movie Character Evaluation Form Template

Name of Movie Selected:

Name of Character:

Age of Character:

Rating Scale: 0 – no evidence; 1 – slight evidence; 2 – some evidence; 3 – good evidence; 4 – overwhelming evidence (requires justification/explanation/examples)

Precocity of Cognition 1 2 3 4
Precocious Language
Precocious Thought
Abstract Thinking
Spatial Ability
Conceptual Ability
Perceive/understand reactions of others to themselves
Sees disparate relationships
Understands own learning style

Comprehension/ Reading 1 2 3 4
Early reading ability
Superior comprehension
Large vocabulary
Eagerness to learn
Independent learner
Advanced knowledge/ thinking ability
Problem solving ability
Good memory
Long attention span
Good judgment
Original thought
Logic 1 2 3 4
Quick to see logical conclusion
Understands cause and effect
Understands relationships
Convergent problem solver
Aesthetic Precocity 1 2 3 4
Early writing, math, music, or art skills
Desire for control but physical development hinders
Good self-concept
High sensitivity
Emotional excitability
High energy levels
Tend to have higher highs/lower lows
Generally intense belief system
Highly developed humor
Creativity 1 2 3 4

Divergent problem solver

Willing to take risks
Not intimidated by change
Challenges traditional thought
Bends/Questions rules
Willing to make waves or buck the system
Attraction to the novel, complex, and mysterious
Reflective, needs time to think
Tolerance for ambiguity
TOTAL Number of X per column

(Insert Narrative Observations)

(Insert Reference Page)

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