It has been 90 degrees here in Chicago and I work in a building without any air conditioning... needless to say, this week has been a struggle! At this point in the year my students think that videos are much more interesting than I am, so I decided to embrace this and do a MovieTalk for the last week of school. This hysterical animated film is called Rollin' Safari - What if animals were round?. It has just the right amount of humor and excitement to keep my students engaged during the last stretch of school.
With the use of some strategic pausing this video can create a lot of drama and suspense in class. We did class voting on topics such as 'Will the crocodile eat the flamingos?' or 'What animal is going to jump out of the water?'. Here are some of the structures I used for this video: