Teaching Reading Skills with Animated Christmas Shorts

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

This post contains a sample of my new product “Using Animated Short Films to Teach Reading Skills Christmas.”  The product contains printable 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.

Free Samples

This post contains two free samples. The first animated short “Santa’s Intern” tells the story of an intern learning how to be Santa. In a number of humorous mishaps, his night goes from bad to worse. Students will chuckle watching the intern try to deliver his gifts.

The second film “The Letter” tells the story of a postmaster who finds a letter that has been missing for years. This heartwarming tale shows the true spirit of Christmas.

In these exercises, students will practice with cause and effect and inference skills. The handout may be found here. Look for the embedded videos below.

Animated ShortsFree Samples from Teaching Reading Skills with Animated Shorts - Christmas

Santa’s Intern (Length 2:25)

On his first day at work delivering gifts on Christmas Eve, Santa’s Intern Timmy  runs into many problems.

The Letter (Length 1:22)
A postmaster finds a long lost letter and decides to made a child’s-now grown up to be adult, wish come true.

 Additional Christmas Animated Shorts

XMars (Length 1:00)


Manor Christmas Special (Length 2:27)

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]

Animated Shorts Christmas

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

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Shorts [Printable]

Blog Post Links to Samples from the Animated Shorts Series 

Free Samples from Teaching Reading Skills with Animated Shorts - Christmas

Gay Miller

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