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INSIDE OUT (2015)****
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(focus on the comedy of emotion management)

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Contains 13 movie quotes & 34 Academic Words (AWL*).
How does the human brain manage and organize its emotions?  How do we  remember, and how do our memories help us grow?   Here is  an animation that personifies the complexities of what goes on inside the mind of a young girl named Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias) .   Her life is in perfect balance from the day she is born, but everything changes at age eleven when her family moves to a strange new city called San Francisco.  To make things worse, her father's business is in big trouble.   How will Riley's brain deal with all this crisis? Academy Award: Best Animated Feature Film.  Rated PG (95 min.) mike laib 2016.

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Classroom Tips:

1. Preview both the movie and its lesson. Lesson and movie are in the same sequence.
2. Within the lesson, decide which quotes, questions, and vocabulary to focus on. Highlight or cut-and-paste content you plan to use.
3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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