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 one week 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!
Check out some things I have shared on my blog here for free such as
1. the comprehensible slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5VDe-R1YH5HVGpHb2xEQ3FPMGc/view?usp=sharing
2. Thoughts of characters: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5VDe-R1YH5HTS1SeU5nVkpNY1E/view?usp=sharing
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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15m4OCjSBcycOGsohaMBRXTyfCNzxDlT8/view?usp=sharing
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!
Please see this post for slides to accompany the unit. https://discoveringci.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/el-libro-de-la-vida-2/
-Carrusel activity to activate prior knowledge
-Graphic organizer of characters
-Cultural readings on la catrina, bullfighting, film producer, mariachi and la serenata with a matching..
-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 and sequence activity
-Part 3 reading with comprehension questions, and song activity with, “¿Me puedes perdonar?”
End of film activities:
-Speed Dating speaking activity
-Afortunadamente o Desafortunadamente speaking/game
-Reading Comprehension Bingo
-Who said it game
-Quizlet of characters, Vocabulary and characters
-Group project with FlipGrid or Recap