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PLANES (2013) ****
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(focus on the culture and joy of flying)

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Contains 14 movie quotes & 21 Academic Words (AWL*).
Dusty has a good life as a farm crop duster, but he really wants to race.  When he qualifies for the Wings Around the Globe Rally, he gets his big chance.  But in order to win, he will have to get past three-time-champ, Red Ripslinger.  Dusty will need all the help he can get from the mysterious Skipper, Chug the gas truck, and all his other friends in a story that shows how determination, loyalty, and heart can summon victory and inspiration.  Produced at DisneyToon Studio with Pixar chief creative officer, John Lasseter, director of Cars.   Rated PG (91 min.) mike laib 2014.

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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