I have already shared a pile of Thanksgiving activities that I am planning on using this year, but I left one out! My Spanish 2 curriculum is PACKED. And, I mean packed. I have a really hard time fitting in “fun” things for them that don’t take us away from a very strict pace.
A Movie Talk is one of the things I feel like I can “justify” because it’s definitely fun and engaging, but man, do the students get a TON of practice in one short talk!
Of course, the beauty of a Movie Talk is that you can talk about pretty much anything in the clip, so you can make it fit a lot of targets! If you’re not familiar with a Movie Talk, check out my post here for more info on how to get started!
The Plan and The Resources
- Students complete the warm up activity on their computers.
(If you’re not 1:1, you could also do the printable warm up option I have!)
- Movie Talk using screenshots and Slides – You can easily just play and pause the video to narrate what is happening, but my screen isn’t super responsive. I love using the screenshots because I know the image is going to be right where I want it!If you’d like, use the tally sheet from the printable to have students count how many times you hit certain words or structures!
- Watch the full video, with sound. It’s not even 2 minutes long, but it’s great!
- Student Re-Write – use the printable comic and let students retell the story in their own words! You could also just project the images.
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Thanksgiving Movie Talk Resources
All of those resources are editable, so of course feel free to edit for your students’ levels. I am tempted to use it for my ones and talk about playing the guitar and whether or not it’s a happy ending – I’m sure we’d get some great discussion there, too!