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Finding Nemo (ELL)

Finding Nemo (ELL)

100 minutes

English, French and Spanish with English closed captioning, French and Spanish subtitles.

English Lesson Plan

Introduction: Immerse your students in the adventurous and heartwarming story of "Finding Nemo" with our comprehensive English lesson plan. Directed by Andrew Stanton, this animated classic provides valuable themes of family, perseverance, and friendship, making it an exceptional resource for language learning and cultural exploration.

Film Summary: "Finding Nemo" tells the tale of a father and son who are separated from each other at the Great Barrier Reef. Nemo is unexpectedly taken from his home and thrust into a fish tank in a dentist’s office overlooking Sydney harbor. Nemo’s father, Marlin, and his friendly albeit forgetful companion Dory go on a dangerous search to rescue Nemo. Nemo has a few plans of his own.

Additional Details: Released in 2003, "Finding Nemo" features the voices of Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, and Alexander Gould. The film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was praised for its stunning visuals and heartfelt narrative. The DVD includes audio in English, French, and Spanish with subtitles in French and Spanish, making it versatile for language learners.

Suggested Dates for Classroom Use:

  • November 22: Anniversary of the film's release, discussing its impact and themes
  • June 8: World Oceans Day, exploring marine life and conservation
  • March 2: Dr. Seuss’s birthday, celebrating storytelling and imagination
  • October 4: World Animal Day, reflecting on the film’s portrayal of marine creatures

Conclusion: Using "Finding Nemo" in your classroom enhances language skills while providing deep insights into themes of family, perseverance, and adventure. This lesson plan includes structured activities, discussion questions, and cultural notes to enrich the learning experience. Created for teachers, by teachers, our comprehensive lesson plans ensure you have all the resources needed for an engaging and educational classroom experience. IMDB

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Director: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich(co-director)

Cast: Albert Brooks(voice), Ellen DeGeneres(voice), Alexander Gould(voice)

Audio: English, French and Spanish with English closed captioning, French and Spanish subtitles.

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