Tuesday, October 28, 2014

El día de los muertos - Videos & Reading Materials

Three additional resources for El Día de los Muertos:

1. Last weekend I stumbled upon two videos called "Los Thornberrys y El Día de los Muertos". A few days later, Laurie Clarcq, @lclarcq tweeted "we watched the version today w Spanish subtitles. All looked for stereotypes vs actual practices. Blast from their past." 
Here are the links for you & your students to join in the fun too!:
Part 1:  
Part 2:



3. One of the cutest animated short films related to Día de los Muertos is about a little girl that meets her mother when she visits the land of the dead. You can find this video on Vimeo HERE

 

After I introduce the short film using the MovieTalk method, I distribute a transcript of the short film and read it with the students. I uploaded a copy of the transcript to GoogleDocs, which you can find HERE


Another activity I use for additional comprehensible input is a list of statements about the short film. Students need to find the word(s) in each statement that are not part of the story, cross it out, and replace it with the correct word(s).

 

I also use a 4x5 storyboard that students use to guide them in a story retell.  (If you want a copy of the storyboard, email me or leave your email in the comments below or send me a tweet @sonrisadelcampo and I'll send it to you.)

UPDATE!!! I received an email by Susann Shultz in which she shared a slideshow that she made to use with the above video. She gave me permission to share it HERE.  THANK YOU Susann!!!

4. For an embedded reading on La Llorona, (a nice choice to follow after El Día de los Muertos) check out Laurie Clarcqs post about Bryce Hedstrom's work on her website Embedded Reading found HERE.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this... I just used the last cute video in my Spanish 1 class and ended with a quick write... I heard a student saying on her way out "wow, I wrote a lot more than I thought I would". I think I am going to walk them through your reading tomorrow! Elena Lopez has also posted a set of storyboards for this video on the Purposegames website that you can see by following this link: http://www.purposegames.com/search?q=recuerda

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  2. Thank you so much for these great ideas (and all of your wonderful ideas!) Could I have a copy of the storyboard? My email is megangreen@generalmclane.org. Thank you sooooo much!

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    1. I sent it to you along with a word cloud. Enjoy!
      If you don't get it by email, let me know and I'll try to resend.

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  3. Wow, this is impressive, Sra. Hitz. I would also love to have the storyboard and word cloud. Much appreciated!!!! Keep up the good work!
    vicki-jones-@hotmail.com
    (yep, 2 dashes)

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    1. I emailed it. If it doesn't go through for some reason, let me know. :-)

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  4. My students and I are currently enjoying your Larry El Vampiro lessions. Thank you so much! Could you please send me the Notebook activity from Short Films & CI-El Vampiro y la Dentista, as well as the files associated with this post? ¡Muchas gracias! cbartholomew@letchworth.k12.ny.us

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    1. Files are sent with the exception of the Notebook files to which, unfortunately, I no longer have access. I hope they are helpful.

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  5. I am amazed at all the hard work that you have put into the activities.THANKS so much!!

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  6. I love this video! Might I also have a copy of the story board? sarah.downey@sccpss.com

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  7. Hi Cynthia! I love your blog, and have found many ideas from it for my first year of CI/TPRS. May I please have a copy of the story board? Also, if you have a Google Doc of the script, can I have that too? I want to change it to present tense, and would love to not have to retype the whole thing. :) Thanks for your work! sshultz@gccsmi.org
    ~Susie

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  8. Hi Cynthia! I love your blog, and have found many ideas from it for my first year of CI/TPRS. May I please have a copy of the story board? Also, if you have a Google Doc of the script, can I have that too? I want to change it to present tense, and would love to not have to retype the whole thing. :) Thanks for your work! sshultz@gccsmi.org
    ~Susie

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  9. Señora Hitz,
    Thank you so much for all these great idea on teaching dia de los muertos. I am new to TPRS an teaching this is my first year doing it. Do you still have the storyboard available if so my email is jzielinski@pineisland.k12.mn.us

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  10. Hello, I love this. Can I have a copy of the story board and the comprehensible input? Just amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. would love to use the comprehensible input you created. My email is Rrecinos68@gmail.com

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  12. I'd love to see the storyboard as well! Please email me at lmiller@collegiateacademies.org Thanks! :)

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  13. Hi Cynthia, I'd love a copy of the storyboard and word cloud. Thank you! courtgordon at gmail.

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  14. Hi --I also would love the storyboard
    christinabacca@gmail.com
    Gracias

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  15. Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for generously sharing your ideas and lessons. I would love a copy of your storyboard. Thanks. cahill.tracy@gmail.com

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  16. Hi Cynthia, great resources! I'd love a copy of the storyboard and word cloud too. sraotoole at gmail

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  17. Hi Cynthia! This is an awesome video. Txs for sharing. I'' love a copy of the story board and word cloud. What do u do with the word cloud? Tx u so much. My email is st__jordan@smfcsd..org

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  18. Hello! I found this wonderful resource and the students have enjoyed the story! Thank you for sharing. I am not sure what a storyboard is but I would love anything else that goes along with this! erinbissell@yahoo.com

    Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for the great resources! I'd love a copy of the storyboard...
    sscalise@elkhart.k12.in.us.
    Thanks!

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