Sin Nombre Film Study Packet (upper levels)

Grade Levels
10th - 12th
Resource Type
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90 pages
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This extensive film study unit is designed to be used with upper-level students (I have used it with Spanish 4). I teach this film after the study of the novel Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha by Anonymous published by

This unit could take approximately 2-3 weeks depending on the amount of discussion you do with your students. This unit is so complete and extensive you could teach the unit alone without even viewing the film!

Contents of this Film Study:
Scenes to skip and divisions of the 7 parts of the film with time stamps
Link to Parent Permission slip
Readings for parts 1-7
Activities for each part (6 and 7 are combined) with answer keys, including a prediction writing prompt and a graffiti activity
Game ideas
Game cards
“Who said it?” activity
Map activity with writing prompt
2 slideshows with screenshot photos
Photos only
Photos and captions/dialogue boxes

Activities for each part:
1. Questions in Spanish (short answer)
2. Questions in Spanish (short answer)
3. Cause and Effect (matching)
4. Prediction Writing Prompt
5. Graffiti Drawing and Writing Activity
6-7. True – False Quiz

NOTE: this film is RATED R, so please preview before use and make sure you have approval from your administration before using it!

If you teach Vida y Muerte en la Mara Salvatrucha, check out my other related resources:
Los Rakas Music and Reading Pack
La Bestia Reading (accompanies Which Way Home documentary or Sin Nombre film)
Voces Inocentes Film Study Packet (upper levels)
A Better Life / Una Vida Mejor Film Study Packet
Padre Antonio y su Monaguillo Andres (Song to accompany Romero film)
La Masacre de El Mozote Reading and Video Guide (Spanish 3+)
Gangsta Song Activities and Kat Dahlia Biography
Total Pages
90 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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