Movie Talks are one of my absolute favorite activities to give my students comprehensible input! Whether you teach in a grammar-based curriculum or a CI classroom, a Movie Talk is one of the things I feel like I can “justify” or fit in at any time because it’s definitely fun and engaging, but man, do the students get a TON of practice in one short talk! This resource is perfect for practicing weather in a short movie talk!
One of the best parts about 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!)
- Weather Movie Talk – You can easily just play and pause the video to narrate what is happening! 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.
Wrapping Up this Weather Movie Talk
Of course, feel free to make changes for your students’ levels. If you’re looking to make some extensions, it could be fun to have students retell or rewrite the story. After they’ve made their comics they can Pair and Share, or just hang them in your classroom!