Movie Talks are one of my absolute favorite activities to give my students comprehensible input! A Movie Talk is definitely fun and engaging, but the students get a TON of practice! These Halloween Themed Shorts for Movie Talks are great to include in October for a little Halloween themed fun!
What is a Movie Talk?
Movie Talk is a language learning technique developed by Dr. Ashley Hastings. Basically, you play a short, muted video clip while you describe it in comprehensible language for your students.
One of the best parts about a Movie Talk is that you can talk about pretty much anything in the clip. This makes it easy to fit a lot of objectives! If you’re not familiar with a Movie Talk, check out my post here for more info on how to get started!
Halloween and Spooky Themed Shorts for Movie Talks
As with anything, make sure you preview the video! You know your school situation and your students best. What is appropriate for one setting and one age group might not work so well for another. Hopefully at least one of these will work for your setting!
Scaredy Cat – Simon’s Cat
The Easy Life
El Monstruo en el Armario
The Graveyard Shift
Dirt Devil Vacuum Cleaner vs The Exorcist Commercial
La Leyenda del Espantapajaros
A Creepy Pasta Short Film – White With Red (2013)
More Halloween Activities
This short reading is a great way to celebrate Halloween in Spanish with your students!
This resource includes a short reading about a girl who wants to celebrate, but has to babysit written in comprehensible language. The reading includes vocabulary supports at the bottom of the page to help your students be successful.
The reading includes:
- multiple repetitions of quiere, le gusta, & tiene (other high frequency verbs as well, but those are the most used!) ❁ cognates
- Halloween vocabulary
- Recording for students to listen as they read
- Vocabulary support in the form of footnotes
- The reading is mainly written in PRESENT TENSE with footnotes supporting some PRETERITE usage.
Want more Movie Talk Resources?
Check out these posts!