Here are the basic lesson plans and documents I’ve used for the Movie Talk I am doing this week. The short animation I used is called The Lonely Bachelor in English, so I’ve called it “El Soltero“.
What I like most about this week’s lessons is that it reuses the same story line in various ways so that the students will become very familiar with it (it’s not that I don’t do this other times – it’s just that I’ve presented it in more ways so students aren’t realizing it). I was inspired to play with the storyline in varying activities after purchasing some very creative lessons from Elena Lopez. Make sure to check out her work!
What I don’t like is that it’s not “valentinesy” enough, but due to crazy schedules last week and this week my creativity juices were stifled!
– presented new vocabulary
– completed Movie Talk
– reviewed new vocabulary
– listening quiz: Students had scene images in front of them while I read 10 sentence in Spanish. Students picked the photo I was describing.
– writing activity: I chose 5 scene images that helped tell the bare bones of the story and put them on a page. I displayed the week’s vocabulary on the board since we hadn’t done a reading activity yet.
– reading practice: sent home with students. One activity was an order activity from Textivate and another was 8 questions in Spanish about the story.
– reading warm-up: fill in the blank activity, again borrowed from Textivate.
– reading quiz: students will match the written sentence with the correct picture.
– speaking practice: students will have only 4-5 pictures on their sheet. Students will describe the picture orally and their partner will sketch what is being described.
– speaking and writing quizzes
If you’re interested in the documents, check out these links: