Day of the dead is fast approaching! This year, I was determined to create lessons which were culturally relevant but more importantly contributed to the overarching goal of language acquisition.
Through several youtube searches I found this video!
What a great way to start making connections, lead to cultural conversations as well as create a movie talk which will provide repetition and language acquisition! (I’m a bit excited!) I created a packet where students will read about Day of the Dead in an infographic which I made. Then we will use the language while we create a narrative to the above video. Students continue practicing words and structures which they learn for additional forms of repetition through a timed-free-write, bingo, scene descriptions etc.
This year, I’m also trying a more ‘natural approach’ to language acquisition by incorporating both the present & past tenses. While narrating the video, we will be using the present tense. While we discuss it in class and with other activities, we will be using the ‘past’ tense.
NOTE: this packet can be purchased on teacherspayteachers, I made all of the activities in both the present & pasttenses in case you have a preference.