I read about movie talks with Martina Bex. (www.martinabex.wordpress.com). I had a “typical” worksheet to watch Julieta Venegas’ “Limon y Sal.” My students were going to watch the video and number the scenes as they saw them. However, I threw it out and decided to just pause the video and ask questions. I asked questions about what was happening. I also added in personalized questions. In one scene, the main character is cooking a rather large fish. We discussed who liked fish.
I had only allotted a few minutes because the original activity was shorter. However, next time, I will definitely allow more time for these discussions. I could have also allowed students to discuss certain questions at our table, and then we could have discussed them as a class.