Included in this resource are
- A MovieTalk presentation (PDF) with screenshots with and without Spanish text based on the video Día de muertos by Sofía Aviles.
- Use this to provide your students with comprehensible Spanish input. Use the slides without text to use language specific to your students in your classroom or use the slides with text for a low prep input activity. Use this as a jumping off point to have discussions in Spanish with your students.
- A running dictation type activity based on the MovieTalk using the screenshots.
- Each group of students will be completing a different running dictation based off of their section of the video. (4 sections total with 8 sentences each) Students will complete the regular running dictation with their 8 sentences and will then match their sentences to screenshots from the video. A follow up to this would be students describing projected slides using their running dictation notes.
- Other follow up activities including a gallery walk type activity, a speaking and/or writing prompt, a listening comprehension assessment, a reading comprehension assessment and pictures for matamoscas.
- During the gallery walk activity, students will have a sheet with 10 screenshots. You will post 10 paragraph length descriptions around the room labeled A-J. Students will walk around the room and read the paragraphs, matching them to the pictures on their sheet.
- For the speaking and writing assessments, students are provided with 10 picture prompts from the video to help them remember what happened in the video based on your movie talk.
- For the listening and reading activities, students will match either what they hear you say or what they read with a picture projected on the screen.
- For matamoscas you are provided with a slide with 10 screenshots from the video. You may use your own descriptions or those from the assessments for the game.
Use as many or as few of these activities as you would like while introducing Day of the Dead with this Movie Talk.
These activities could last from 2-5 days depending on your schedule and other daily activities.