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In the Time of the Butterflies Film Guide for Spanish Teachers

Grade Levels
10th - 12th
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150 pages
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Do you need a unit about the Mirabal sisters or Dominican culture? Well this film study has it all! This unit is designed for level 3 or above. It is designed to take approximately two weeks to a month. Please visit discoveringci.wordpress.com

for the slides to accompany the unit to teach it with a lot of comprehensible input.

The following activities are included in this packet:


Pre film activities:

-Wordle to make predictions

-Hook with Gummy Bears (TPR)

-Cultural readings and/or listenings to use before or throughout the unit on: La Cárcel 40, Las hermanas Mirabal, La República Dominicana, El Merengue and La Masacre de Perejil, Dia de la No Violencia contra la Mujer

-PQA (Personalized Question Answer)

-Running Dictation

During film activities:

-Graphic organizer of characters

-Comprehensible slides to use while watching the film.

-Quizlet of vocabulary and characters

-Film reading & Comprehension Questions and other activities such as , Game “¿Quién eres?” (Character review)

-Story quilting

-Sequencing of events

-Text Message interpersonal communication activity

Post film activities:

-¿Quién lo dijo? Worksheet and/or Grítalo game

Speed Debating (Interpersonal Speaking)

-Play-Doh Gallery Walk

-Bulletin Board/ Door decoration idea

-Word sort

-Song/Poem activities

-Here is a short film you can Movie Talk to compare to Minerva.

Regular and Pre AP Assessments:

-Diary writing activity

-Wax museum project (presentational and interpersonal activity)


-Interpersonal Speaking

-Persuasive Essay

-Cultural Comparison

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Total Pages
150 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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