This 50 page motivational movie packet is an excellent teaching tool for middle school and high school Spanish Teachers! This packet includes general materials that can be used with any Spanish movies as well as materials specific to seven popular and culturally rich Spanish movies. The items included in this packet are recommended for teachers working with intermediate to advanced students as well as teachers who like to use movies as a way to improve their own language and cultural proficiency.
The movies included in this packet are:
1)Al Otro Lado (Not Rated)- Immigration, Spain, Cuba, and Mexico
2)Casi Casi (PG) - High School Mischief, Puerto Rico
3)El Norte (R) - Immigration, Guatemala, Central American conflicts
4)La Misma Luna (PG-13) - Immigration, Mexico, Love of family
5)Maria Full of Grace (R) - Drug Trafficking, Colombia
6)Sugar (R)- Immigration, Major League Baseball, Dominican Republic
7) Walkout (Not Rated) - Educational Reform, East L.A. Walkouts, Chicanos in the U.S.
This movie packet includes the following items:
~ Tips and ideas for using movies in your Spanish classes
~ Common Spanish expressions/GENERAL vocabulary expressions used by native speakers (not for a specific movie) (in Spanish only)
~ Common Spanish expressions/General vocabulary used by native speakers (in Spanish and English)
~ Three crossword puzzles from general vocabulary - answer keys included
~ Blank movie information student fill-in sheet
~ Brief summaries of the seven movies included in this packet in Spanish
~ Country information/Vocabulary to assist in teaching the cultural backgrounds of the movies
Countries included are:
Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
~ True/False Quizzes for the following movies: Al Otro Lado, Casi Casi, Maria, Llena Eres de Gracia, La Misma Luna, El Norte, Sugar and Walkout
~ An example permission slip to use when showing a movie with adult language, themes
~ Four Songs with lyrics and Cloze Activities (and links to the videos!)
The songs included in this movie packet are:
"Bandera de Manos" by Juanes
"Fijate Bien" by Juanes
"Mexico! Mexico!" by R.B.D.
"Superman Es Ilegal" by Los Hermanos Ortiz
~ List of Resources to find the movie trailers, links to purchase the movies, and other helpful resources
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