I found a great animated short called Cade meu Rango? to use for MovieTalk. If you are not familiar with this technique you can read more about it here. This animated short is about a man that falls asleep and every time he wakes up different foods from his fridge are missing. He comes up with plans to try and catch whoever is stealing his food, but there is a great twist ending (I'll let you watch it to see what it is).
There are lots of possibilities with the language that you could use to narrate this animated short. I like that there is a pattern in the actions of the main character because it provides great repetition for the students.
Activities: When you are finished narrating the video here are a few ideas...
1. Take screen shots of the video and have the students sequence the story. I will orally re-tell the story and when students see a picture that matches with what I am saying they sequence the pictures on the SmartBoard. You could also print the pictures out of order and have the students individually sequence the story using numbers.
2. Print pictures from the story and a short description for each picture. Have students match each picture to the correct description.
3. Type the story and have students change 5 details in the story. Then switch stories with a partner and read each other's stories.
4. Type the story into several paragraphs. Have the students draw a picture next to each paragraph to show that they understood what they read.
5. Play the Flyswatter game! Print the screenshots from the movie and orally describe what is happening and have the students swat the picture that you are describing with the flyswatter. This way students are hearing and comprehending entire sentences and not just individual words. First person to hit the correct picture earns a point for their team. This is a great way to play this game because students have to process language chunks and not just individual words.