Masthead for Whole Movie Portal for ESL movie lesson for School Of Rock at Movies Grow English

SCHOOL OF ROCK (2003) ****
Whole Movie Portal for ESL lesson for School of Rock at Movies Grow English

(focus on school life and rock-music philosophy)

Download the Whole-Movie English Lesson for $1 USD
Watch Trailer for SCHOOL OF ROCK at

Contains 16 movie quotes & 25 Academic Words (AWL*).
In this music comedy, Dewey Finn (Jack Black) is a failed rock musician.  But, when he gets a job as a school teacher, he forms his fifth-grade class into "The School of Rock" and enters them in the Battle of the Bands for a chance to win $20,000.   However, Principal Mullins (Joan Cusack)  figures out Dewey's plan, and so do the kids' parents.  Will Dewey and the kids get their chance to prove they can rock with the big boys before their dream is ended?  Directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White.  Rated PG-13 (108 min.) mike laib 2014.

Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
5. Assessments are at

Movies Grow English: "Watch movies, learn English."