I just couldn’t wait. I love the 2015 commercial so much! I have spent the whole afternoon crying in front of my computer as I watch and re-watch it (probably in part due to pregnancy; but who could say for certain).
I put together a resource pack with readings and some extension activities that you can use with the short film in class. I’d recommend beginning with a MovieTalk and then going from there. And…oh yeah, it’s free! I licensed it with a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 license, so please feel free to adapt it and share what you do as long as you include proper attribution and license what you do with the same CC-BY-SA license. If you make changes but can’t get the formatting right, please email me what you’ve done and I can format it and send it back to you.
Remember that MovieTalk is nothing more than watching a film and pausing frequently to describe what’s on the screen. When we talk about “MovieTalk activities”, we really mean “ways that you can extend a lesson that starts with MovieTalk”. I’ve seen comments from several teachers that are overwhelmed with the process and the possibilities–don’t be! As with TPRS®, which is nothing more than asking a story, there are many things that you can do after you’ve finished your MovieTalk (or your TPRS® story): just like there are many things that you can do after you read a novel. If you want to practice MovieTalk, do just that: show a short film and pause it frequently to describe what’s happening on the screen. Then feel free to move on to another lesson. Or you can use any follow-up story activity or reading activity that you would for other forms of input (reading, story asking, etc.). But also know that it is okay to stop when the film is over and never discuss the content again.