We all know the great power of MovieTalk, this year I am going to try more PictureTalks. As a photographer, I have tons of photos from Mexico, Spain, the Carribean, etc. that I can show to my classes as a means to deliver CI and culture. I can use the photos to tell a story. PictureTalk is the same as MovieTalk, except that they are photos and not a video.
In my level 3 class, we are getting ready to read Bianca Nieves y los 7 Toritos about bullfighting so I went back in my photo archives and pulled out my pictures that I took of a corrida in Spain many years ago.
Here was my plan:
Day 1: introduce core structures: cuidaba, ocurrió, pasaron (por), toro, torero. We spent a little bit of time doing gestures and PQA with those words. Then show the photos and do PictureTalk. I described each photo, what happens during a bullfight, and asked for opinions. I also did many comprehension checks. The photos sparked some great conversation. I also hooked them and told them that we will see the bull attacking the bullfighter in a video(see day 2). Here are the photos
The photos told a story which made this PictureTalk successful.
After I read them El Cuento de Ferdinando, we will be ready to read the novel.