Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a beautiful award winning film. After winning 14 smaller awards, it won the Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards in 2012. A picture book was created based on the film which makes it ‘fantastic’ as a compare and contrast activity.

In this free sample from Using Animated Shorts to Teach Reading and Writing Skills, students compare The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore to the movie version of The Wizard of Oz which inspired the film.

Free Printables to Use with Animated Shorts (Compare and Contrast)

Animated Shorts

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011) from N S on Vimeo.

Handout

This post is a sample of my new product Using Animated Short Films to Teach Reading Skills Part 2. Each month one additional post from this series will go live. You can find the links and post dates listed below.

Each post will contain one animated short with a printable handout. You can collect all ten by coming back each month. The full products, divided into two parts, contain over 50 student printables each for a total of 100+. 

The printables contain organizers with guiding questions to help students evaluate the short film and learn valuable reading skills. All short films will be added to a webpage on Book Units Teacher for easy access. The link to this webpage will be included in the purchased product.

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Part 1 – 52 Organizers

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Shorts Pt 1 [Digital + Printable]

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Shorts Pt 1 [Printable]

Part 2 – An Additional 52 Organizers

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Shorts Pt 2 [Digital + Printable]

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Shorts Pt 2  [Printable]

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2 comments

    • Ann Tracy on April 14, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I wanted to get the iPad app for this book, but understand it is not available in the US app store. Would you have any idea where to get it?

    1. When I was looking for the iPad app, I couldn’t find it in the US either. I wish you luck! It looks fantastic.

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