Do you watch movies in your classes? Unfortunately, every year I say I want to watch more movies, but I usually only get around to watching 1. Also, I’ve found it difficult to find movies that are appropriate for middle schoolers. For the past two years we have watched Bajo la misma luna or Under the Same Moon. It is an adorable movie about a boy in search of his mother who has come to the United States in search of the American dream. It is a very heartwarming film that will have your students on the edge of their seats! Of course, like most of you will agree, I don’t want to just watch the movie, I want my students to learn from it and use as much español as possible to talk about it.
My students are still very beginners, so having an in depth conversation about the movie, might be a bit daunting for them. Here is one activity I do to help them talk about the movie and this can be done for movies and just about any story!
It’s basic sequencing and this one is for the first part of the movie. I made it very simple as their language is very limited, but it allows them to talk about the events of the movie!
More activities to come! What movies do you watch with your students? What activities do you do?