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"El Libro de la Vida" Film Study

Grade Levels
10th - 12th, Higher Education
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125 pages
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El Libro de la Vida is the perfect film to use while teaching about the Day of the Dead or bullfighting. It can also be used as a stand alone unit! You will be able to use this film guide for at least TWO WEEKS OR MORE worth of plans. I have used it after teaching "Bianca Nieves y los siete toritos" by Carrie Toth AND as an entire unit for the elective class of Culture and Civilization to dive into many products, perspectives and practices of Mexican culture! This unit also includes 4 pre AP assessments similar to Free Response parts of the exam to use with your students at levels 3-5!

Check out some things I have shared on my blog here for free such as

1. The comprehensible slides

2. Thoughts of characters

3. A fun game (similar to Guess Who) to play at the end of the unit where students describe the characters and their team mate needs to guess who it is.

4. A sequel prediction activity:

5. A ton of culture you can pre teach here!

This unit was designed for level 3 students and beyond. There are over 100 pages of materials that are sure to please your class! Use them all or choose what best suits your students!

Don't forget to see this post for the slides to accompany the unit.

Before Viewing Activities:

Cultural readings on la catrina, bullfighting, film producer, mariachi and la serenata with comprehension activities.

During Viewing Activities:

Graphic organizer of characters and use this ppt to present them.

Rejoinders to use as students watch and/or read about the film.

Part 1 reading with comprehension questions, Quizizz

Part 2 reading with comprehension questions, character thought activity, song “Te amo y más” activity, post card writing, tweet writing , sequence activity and trainstorm

Part 3 reading with comprehension questions, and song activity with, “¿Me puedes perdonar?”

End of film activities:

Character Game

Speed Dating speaking activity


Reading Comprehension Bingo

Who said it game

Where did the event occur?

Quizlet of characters and vocabulary

Prediction activity of sequel with #authres

Group project with FlipGrid or Recap



2 interview #authres with Jorge, Kate del Castillo and Diego Luna

Project on characters

Cultural Comparisons


Persuasive Essay with #authres

Interpersonal Speaking

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Total Pages
125 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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