MovieTalk*

Ageless, Timeless, Priceless

Allison Litten

Marion Cross School, Norwich, VT

*VideoChat/ClipChat

@madamelitten

#MaFLA19

tinyurl.com/mtmafla19

WHO AM I?

  • Year 20 teaching
    • Year 17 at MCS
  • Grades: K, 1, 2, 4, 6
    • K-4: 90 minutes/week
    • 5-6: 180 minutes/week

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  • Dog mom, vegan, obstacle course runner
  • This presentation (my FAVORITE) has traveled around the world.

How many teachers?

What is MovieTalk?

  • Created by Ashley Hastings, MT allows for a great deal of input for students. (non-targeted)

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  • Visuals help anchor the language, and humor or suspense keep your students engaged.
  • All you need is a way to project a video in your classroom.
  • MT is low-prep, high input, captivating, and produces excellent language.
  • Establish student norms prior to watching.

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Allison’s favorite clips

-The Black Hole

-Birdbox Studios

-Simon’s Cat

-(Mr. Bean)

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Monty the penguin!!

3 purposes

1-introduce new vocabulary

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3-connect to other things

2-practice old vocabulary

  • things you’re studying in class (Bonhommes de neige)

  • personalization (Messi ads)
  • culture/history

Cultural/Historical Possibilities

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Brain Break!

Air Writing

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STEPS

  • Choose your video
    • Know your audience
    • Little to no dialogue
    • Repetitive theme is helpful
    • 5 minute clip = 25+ minutes of discussion

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  • Prepare
    • Preview video several times
    • Choose important structures/words to pre-teach (I’d say no more than 6 new words/phrases)
      • If you are untargeted, just do what you want!
    • Find appropriate moments to pause, ask questions (both personalized & “what’s going on” ?s)
    • Take screen shots
  • “Do It”
  • Follow up activities

Four possible approaches

(out of a gazillion)

  • Show screen shots before watching the video, discuss what’s happening
    • Ask questions to determine plot
    • Story-ask to create new ideas/predict

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  • Watch video, stopping and asking questions, watch a second time with no pauses
  • Watch entire video all the way through, go back and watch again, ask questions
  • Give reading beforehand, then watch

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Importance of Images

  • Deliberate use of images

  • Draws on prior knowledge/vocab
  • Puts words in context

  • Best way to introduce vocab (IMHO)
    • The weirder, the better!

Nicole and Tim’s presentation!!

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I Picture Talk

my vocab!

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Brain Break!

Guess the number between 0 and 100

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Follow-Up Activities

  • True/false

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  • Associate sentence to image
  • Put events in order
  • Partner retell-give students set amount of time to retell video to a partner
  • Blind retell
    • Project images from the video
    • Half of the students (A) face screen with images
    • Half of the students (B) face A students, away from screen
    • Student B tries to retell the story with A prompting when needed
  • Students write own questions (can turn this into a quiz)
  • Pictionary
  • Tense review-tell story in past
  • Textivate-reading practice
  • Turn “plot” of video into a reading
  • Kahoot, Quizlet, Gimkit
  • Make an embedded reading

NB file for follow-up activities-Ormie

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Follow-Up Activities-assessments

  • Up/Down (eyes closed)
  • socrative.com (Tutorial video)
  • HW-tell the video to someone at home/Google Voice message
  • Students record themselves, retelling the video
    • from memory or with images as prompts
  • edpuzzle.com put questions, comments, and audio into the video
  • Running dictation
  • Gallery Walk
    • post images from video
    • students conduct a gallery walk, writing comments for each picture

Classes...

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1st grade, December 2018

The Box, prep begins at 10:00-ish

and more classes...

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Kindergarten, Dec. 2018

6th grade,

(3:35-review w/ screenshots)

3:07-Stall time!!

6:23-BB

9:27-CC, 2nd or 3rd time

The whole thing is a CC!!

(snowmen)

and more classes!

Same class, two different cameras

(5th grade, 2016)

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0-6 minutes: pictionary

6-10:45-new vocab

10:45-13:30-old vocab

13:30-14:15-TPR

14:15-15:50-new vocab

15:50-33:00-CC activity

33-35:30-watch video with no stops

35:30-end-follow up activities​

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credits

  • Eric Herman
  • Martina Bex
  • Sabrina Janczak
  • Annabelle Williamson
  • Tom Harkins
  • Chris Stolz
  • The MoreTPRS Listserv
  • The iFLT/NTPRS/CI Teaching FB group
  • The French and Spanish in the US Teachers FB Groups

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Have fun!

Demo: The Box

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First Grade

      • sits
      • licks
      • box
      • chases
      • paw
      • tail
      • jumps
      • eats
      • breaks
      • falls
      • prepositions

STRUCTURES

Blind Retell

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MovieTalk A, T, P MaFLA - Google Slides