Sa-weet! I've found a good film to use for MovieTalk in my Cierra la puerta unit! Check it out! It provides lots of repetitions of the structures because of the repetitive nature of the plot. It's also great for ordinal numbers and house and home vocab. I've written out the basic Spanish and English scripts … Continue reading Destiny: MovieTalk
Here is a great short film to use for a MovieTalk during your first week of school! I am going to use it at the end of my 'dice' (s/he says) unit. For more information on MovieTalk, click here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMJXvsCLu6s Here is the script that I'll use (more or less) to MovieTalk it! Hay dos … Continue reading Wildebeest MovieTalk
Julia used this short to do several MovieTalk demos in French at TPRS gatherings here in Anchorage, and she MovieTalked it to my students in Spanish. It is great to include in any unit about cooking, dating, getting ready/reflexive verbs, or house and home vocab. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ufQ9OUosKE I used it to do a targeted study of … Continue reading Love Recipe
So remember how I mentioned that I have an intern this quarter? Well, she's awesome. It has been SO GREAT to have someone to talk through ideas with. Two brains are better than one, that's for sure! We just finished a killer CI-friendly introduction to -AR preterite verbs (since I am backtracking and trying to … Continue reading La muchacha y la ardilla Script
I used Movie Talk to show a videoclip suggested in the Teacher's Guide of Houdini Chapter 5 with my Spanish 2's today. IT WAS AWESOME!! I need to do MovieTalk at least once a week. It took us 35 minutes to talk through a 3 minute clip, including re-watching it straight through at the end. … Continue reading Love, love, LOVE MovieTalk!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbvZZsYZmEY I used this clip of Houdini's rope escape to practice MovieTalk with my Spanish 2's after we used the Houdini Slideshow from El Nuevo Houdini's Teacher Guide to introduce the book by the same name. Great success!! It was fun to watch the clip slowly, pausing frequently to MovieTalk it, waiting with anticipation to … Continue reading Houdini Rope Escape, Movie Talk
Friday night's Skype with Dr. Hastings was fantastic! The only thing that could have made it better would be had my husband been available to watch the baby so that I didn't have to chase him around the room while we Skyped. Because of the little scoundrel, I couldn't take notes, so I'm just going … Continue reading More Movie Talk
Michele has been blogging about Movie Talk for quite a few months now, and she introduced it to our First Fridays group in November with a brief demo using a Cheburashka cartoon. I won't write about the background of the method, but there is quite a bit on Michele's blog, and here is an article … Continue reading Movie Talk