movie Ramona and Beezus

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The adventures of young Ramona Quimby (newcomer Joey King) and her big sister Beezus (Selena Gomez) come to life in this all new film based on the best-selling books (over 30 million…and counting) by Beverly Cleary. Ramona’s vivid imagination, boundless energy, and accident-prone antics keep everyone she meets on their toes. But her irrepressible sense of fun, adventure and mischief come in handy when she puts her mind to helping save her family’s home.

Directed by: Elizabeth Allen

Produced by: Denise Di Novi & Alison Greenspan, Brad Van Arragon

Written by: Laurie Craig & Nick Pustay

Release Status: Out On DVD!

Rating: G

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox

  • Themes:
  • Character development, Family and Creativity
  • Subjects:
  • Arts and Creativity, Character & Values, Language Arts, Social Studies
  • Activity Highlights:
  • “Create the Longest Drawing in the World” “Create a Time Capsule” “Invent New Words and New Word Meanings”
These activities inspired by the new film BEEZUS AND RAMONA are as fun and energetic as Ramona Quimby herself. They engage the entire classroom in creative, unique, immersive projects that stimulate critical thinking and language. “Click “Show More” from the player below for sneak peeks of the upcoming film, as well as clips to accompany the teacher/minister guide.  Click to download all videos [quicktime]
  • Ramona and Beezus Ministry Resource Guide - Ramona and Beezus is a family film for all ages. It provides an opportunity to discuss God’s perspective on what it means to be “cool”. Preserving a Christian identity against the grain of peer pressure is one of the preeminent challenges facing churched youth today. Quite often Christian teens can feel misunderstood at the least, or even an object of ridicule or persecution at the most. It is important for every Christian to feel empowered to be different even when the rest of the world is demanding that they conform. Understanding the themes of the film— self respect, understanding, character, and the value of family—is the reason these and other topics are addressed in the movie and why we’ve created this Bible Study Guide. With this guide, you can utilize one the great themes in Ramona and Beezus as a discussion tool with your church or family- What it means to be “cool”.
  • RAMONA Teacher’s Guide - Bring the World of RAMONA to your students with this comprehensive Teacher’s Guide! Created by publisher HarperCollins, this guide offers lesson plan ideas to teach Beverly Cleary’s beloved books in the classroom. Use this Guide in conjunction with the materials Walden has created for the upcoming RAMONA AND BEEZUS film, in theaters Summer 2010.
  • RAMONA AND BEEZUS Activity “Create the Longest - In RAMONA AND BEEZUS, Ramona and her father draw a giant mural of their town. Work with your class to help us break a record for The Longest Drawing in the World! Download the instructions here, and upload your entry at www.walden/com/win/ramonamural
  • Ramona and Beezus Activity “Make a Time Capsule” - In RAMONA AND BEEZUS, Hobart creates a time capsule that he discovers years later. Use this activity sheet to create a time capsule with your class. Each student can use the space provided to create goals and predictions about the year to come.
  • Ramona and Beezus Activity “Create New Words and New Word Meanings” - In RAMONA AND BEEZUS, Ramona creates new words like “terrifical” because they are “funner” to say. This activity asks students to create their own words, and define them. It also asks students to redefine a real word.

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