I’m guilty. Kara is too! We’ve read the books and we both went to see “The Hunger Games” this weekend. It’s kind of a big deal. By Friday the movie had already grossed $68.25 million. It is safe to say that more than a few of our students probably saw it too. There are some things that students are going to talk about during class whether we want them to or not. I think this is one of those things. So why not be prepared to let them talk, give opinions, and describe the movie in the target language. At the very least, they will pick up few new words to add to their vocabulary. Here are some things you could use to stir up a conversation on Monday.
1.) Movie Poster: Note it dosen’t come out until April in Spain. A lot of Spaniards were tweeting about how unfair that is!
2. Twitter #losjuegosdelhambre: Here are some different Tweets about the movie in Spanish…
3. Great website: http://www.losjuegosdelhambre.com/
If you click on “personajes” and then choose a character, it has basically a personal profile of that person. They have 3 – Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. It includes nicknames, physical descriptions, family, friends, and abilities. This basically covers all I try to teach in level 1!
4. Movie trailer in Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6qe8BiQYOI
I’m going to bring it up in each class and let them dictate how long we talk about it. If they are interested we will learn from it, if not, no problem. It’s all about getting students to communicate. Good luck in class Monday… May the odds be ever in your favor. :)
P.S. Click the like button below if you saw the movie this weekend!