Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsIf you are looking to add some high interest activities to your mood and tone lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains the animated short “The Girl and the Cloud” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. In this exercise, students will compare and contrast the film version of the story to the online storybook. “The Girl and the Cloud” interactive storybook may be found here. The handout may be found here.

Free Printables to Use with Animated Shorts (Christmas)

Animated Shorts

The Girl and the Cloud [2:53]

A narrated story about Anna and her best friend, a snow cloud. 

 Additional Christmas Animated Shorts

LEGO Holiday Story [1:06]

A LEGO family decorates for the holiday.

Gordon Goose: Christmas Tree! [1:28]

Gordon uses technology to light up the city.

Santa’s Cookies [2:23]

Turtle tries to keep Hippo from eating Santa’s cookies.

Magic Star [5:33]

Santa brings Little Bear a special Christmas gift.

Handout

This post is a sample of my new product “Using Animated Short Films to Teach Reading Skills.” 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.

Check out the products on Teachers Pay Teachers:

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 1 [Printable]

Blog Post Links and Publication Dates

 

Gay Miller

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2 comments

    • Samantha on November 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

    For what grade levels do you recommend these be used?

      • Gay Miller on November 14, 2017 at 12:30 am
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      4th through 6th grades

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