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SOMOS Spanish 2 Unit 8: El hombre feliz short film lesson with embedded reading

Grade Levels
8th - 12th, Higher Education
Formats Included
  • PDF
50 pages
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  1. This is the second of two bundles available for the SOMOS Level 2 Spanish Curriculum.It includes:Unit 6: El secretoUnit 7: El acosador (irregular imperfect verbs)José Mujica readings & #authresUnit 8: El hombre feliz Unit 9: La chancla (-AR imperfect verbs)Unit 10: El chico ideal (-ER/-IR imperf
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  2. SOMOS Level 2 is a Proficiency-oriented, Comprehension-based curriculum designed to support teachers in the transition away from a traditional grammar-based syllabus to a more communicative approach to language teaching.LEARN MORE AT WWW.SOMOSCURRICULUM.COMEach lessons in this curriculum is designed
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This unit is designed for Spanish II students to explore the short film "El hombre feliz" by Axel Arnaud using a four-level embedded reading.

The materials and suggested plans will fill between 5 and 8 class periods. They include

  • a four-level embedded reading in Spanish
  • discussion questions
  • pre-reading/viewing vocabulary introduction
  • communicative activities
  • an exclusive interview with filmmaker Axel Arnaud
  • a writing assessment with rubrics included
  • a listening activity
  • several formative reading comprehension assessments
  • a slideshow
  • a reading-circle inspired lesson plan to link all activities together
  • NEW IN 2020: Paperless/Digital versions of all student printables

This an be taught as Unit 8 of the SOMOS Level 2 Spanish curriculum or it can be taught as a stand-alone unit in Spanish 2+.

View the complete SOMOS Level 2 Spanish curriculum and see purchasing options by clicking here.

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All content from the short film "El hombre feliz" is used with express written consent from Axel Arnaud. Please preview the video before purchasing this lesson so that you can be confident that your students will be interested in discussing this short film.

Total Pages
50 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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