THE CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM Seeta Reading Challenge Ways to Motivate your Students Janet Bianchini 2011 ABRUZZO ITALY
“The Cat that got the Cream” is the title of a new film just released at thecinema.What does this idiom mean?Would you go and see this film? Why? Why not?What would you expect it to be about?In fact it is part of a newspaper headline of an article you are going toread. Can you guess the missing parts of the headline? Write your ideasdown for now. You will have a second chance to guess in a moment.Hathaway is the cat who got the cream as new CatwomanBelow you will see a Tagxedo word cloud in the shape of acat.How many words can you find related to films?How many adjectives can you find?Can you find the names of some comic strip Super heroes?Do you recognise any names of famous film stars?
Have another go at guessing the missing parts of the headline now.Hathaway is the cat who got the cream as new CatwomanHow did you get on? Did you guess correctly this time?Do you have a bit more idea of what the text you are about to read consists of?Now I’d like you to read the full text and with your partner or in groups, writedown 5 questions about the text to ask another pair / group.
Hathaway is the cat who got the cream as new CatwomanJan. 20, 2011Anne Hathaway has beaten competition from Sienna Miller,Charlize Theron and Kate Beckinsale to land the coveted roleof comic book villain Catwoman in the new Batman movie.A slew of Hollywood actresses were clawing at theopportunity to play the feline femme fatale after movie bossesannounced plans for The Dark Knight Rises - the follow-up to2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight.But it will be Hathaway who climbs into the sexy catsuit tobring back Catwoman for the next installment of thesuperhero franchise in a role previously played by MichellePfeiffer in 1992s Batman Returns, and again by Halle Berryin a 2004 spin-off of the Caped Crusader movies.Christian Bale will reprise his role as Batman.Warner Bros. bosses, who made the announcement onWednesday, also revealed Tom Hardy will play Batmansother villain Bane.Filmmaker Christopher Nolan, who directed Hardy inInception, says: "I am delighted to be working with Tomagain and excited to watch him bring to life our newinterpretation of one of Batmans most formidable enemies."
Go to The Ultimate Word Search Maker -http://www.wordsearchmaker.net/In groups , based on the vocabulary in this text, I’dlike you to create a word puzzle of your own tohand out as a warmer activity in the next class.You can focus on any aspect of vocabulary fromthe text as you like. The aim is for you to create afun and quick recycling activity for yourclassmates! You can easily embed your wordsearch puzzle in your blog or wiki.Read the question below and then in pairs/groupsanswer what Cat Woman asks you. Aim to speakfor at least 2-3 minutes each!!
Next, I’d like you to create your own Super Hero comic by going tothis website:http://superherosquad.marvel.com/create_your_own_comicCreate a dialogue or monologue or a question of your own. Save itonto your computer and then you can embed it onto your blog orwiki. You can send me your comic for me to print out if you like andwe can place them around the class for everyone to view them.Alternative suggestion: We will share all your fabulous comics on aninteractive and dynamic Glogster!!!http://edu.glogster.com/edit/glog/?action=glogs_createSo, after doing all these activities, do you feel like the cat?If you wish, you might like to read the following post withamusing video clip via the English Blog:http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2011/03/ad-of-the-day-cats-with-thumbs.html