MovieTalk: Cade meu Rango?
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.
1/13/2015 04:08:56 am
What grade did you do this with? I teach K-5th but it is flex so I only see my kids once every 7-8 days.
1/13/2015 08:33:58 am
I taught this story with my 4th graders during the first half of the year. They had previously learned all of the main vocabulary words except for "agarra, suena, pone" which was helpful. I see my students 3 times a week for 30 minute classes. Thanks for the question!
1/13/2015 10:30:19 am
How do you take screenshots of a video??
1/13/2015 10:55:44 pm
Here is a link with directions on how to take a screenshot on a Mac: http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
1/14/2015 08:12:53 am
Hola! I love your stuff! Would love to trash all my thematic junk...but I'm OLD and tech challenged. I couldn't make a screenshot using directions at the link you gave, but I did take some using Evernote. I was wondering if you had a Powerpoint for this or anything else that would be easy to share. Yeah, I'm being a little floja, but I appreciate anything you can share via email or post. Gracias.
1/14/2015 09:41:08 pm
Kim if you email me at email@example.com I will send you the PowerPoint and other activities I made for this story. I'm not going to post them directly on the blog because of copyright issues (I am using pictures from the animated short which is someone else's property) but I would be more than happy to email materials to you.
1/25/2015 03:28:27 am
This video is great! Where did you find it? I keep searching YouTube for short cartoons to narrate but don't find many good ones.
1/25/2015 09:37:53 pm
There are a lot of teachers that have MovieTalk videos posted on their Pinterest page. One of my favorites is Nelly Hughes http://www.pinterest.com/hughesn78/caricaturas-cortos-animados/
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