So, you want to have the students watch a culturally authentic movie or informative documentary – but you’re concerned that you’ll only get partial engagement from students. Some will fall asleep. Some will just be on their phones. Some will work on the dreaded “something for another class”. Some think you’re “just showing a movie”. No more! Use this active listener guide to help your students stay engaged, organized and use the video to refresh both linguistic concepts and thematic material.
Note: I designed this for intermediate to advanced, but I will have a separate version in Mercado Profe Windsor adapted for Novice to Intermediate learners as well.
This product helps the students stay engaged during an extended video in the target language by guiding their notes. The guide sheet helps the students gather and organize important vocabulary terms and relevant grammatical structures, along with important people, events and information. It also asks the student to respond personally about what they like/dislike and who they are similar to, etc. These things assist in many possible extensions, such as follow-up group discussion, presentational communication through written or spoken responses, and more. This novice-intermediate version has more cognates and guides the students through simple, but relevant components of the video stimulus.
The teacher guide gives further explanation of the product and suggestions for best use in the classroom.