Movie titles are a great warm up activity for your Spanish class! Each set has 10 movie titles translated into Spanish that use the target verb tense, grammar skill, or vocabulary set. These short phrases become a comprehensible input reading activity that students can do alone or, better yet, in small groups.
Some movies are recent and popular, and some are oldies. Some are action films, others are horror. Some are independent films and some are made-for-TV movies… so if students recognize one or two, that’s great! But they should not be surprised if they are unfamiliar. And if they don’t know the movies, that’s even better – because that means students will actually have to work with each other - and maybe a dictionary - to piece together the meaning rather than simply recognizing the name of a famous movie.
Cultural Competency Tip: Knowledge of pop culture references, like slogans, songs, and movies, is dependent on experience of culture, generation, family, and native language. To avoid cultural bias, keep it focused on navigating the language and don't award more points to students that recognize the original.
If you like this idea – a NO PREP warm up activity with comprehensible input in the target language – this is also available as part of my Movie Title Bundle
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This is part of my Preterite U Group collection, which reviews Spanish preterite conjugation of U verbs like poner, poder, tener, estar, and saber. I aim to keep vocabulary as neutral as possible, and while PDF products are not editable, products sold as ZIP files include editable files so you can add unit-specific vocabulary.
This product is also available as part of my Preterite U Group Bundle.
This activity is also available as part of my Preterite U Group Best Sellers Mini-Bundle
Movie and song title activities focus primarily on the ACTFL language comparison and interpretive communication standards.
Going paperless? Just project the titles on the screen and students can submit their answers any way – aloud, electronically, or on scratch paper.
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