The Switch – A Predictive Activity

I had the best time starting this predictive 2 day unit with my Spanish 4 class today! It is a different way to do a movie talk… you do all the talking before watching the short!

THE SWITCH ACTIVITY

I started by doing an anticipation guide type activity with screenshots and predictions. I love getting repeated exposure to the future tense by trying to predict what will happen in books and short stories!

Next, I used some screenshots from the film short to create a backstory to connect the students with the film before we watch tomorrow. I asked them questions about the images until we knew who the man was, what was in the boxes, and why he was in the room with the boxes in the first place.

We actually had a little time at the end of the hour so I asked them to draw what they thought would happen when he touched the button on the bottom of the box.

The box didn’t touch the ground because there were birds inside making it float.

Tomorrow we will make a doodle of what ACTUALLY might be in the box, not just our class story. We will watch the video for the first time, and we will predict what might happen next. I’m using it in level 3 so I will have them create a really great story to tell what happens after the… Oh wait, no spoilers. 😉

I hope you enjoy the unit. I love seeing their creativity when we predict!

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