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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Problems and Solutions

Teaching Reading and Writing  Skills with Animated Short FilmsProblems and Solutions

If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains the animated short “Taking the Plunge” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. In this animated short, the main character has a problem he must solve. Handouts, leveled for upper elementary students, with graphic organizers encourage students to think about the problem and solution. You can download the handout here. Continue reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsCompare and Contrast

The 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. Continue reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect

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

This post contains the animated short film “Feast” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download the handout, leveled for upper elementary students. Students create a cause and effect chain to summarize the film. Continue reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsCharacters and Settings

Free Printables to Use with Animated Shorts (Characters and Setting)

If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains animated short film “Geri’s Game” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download this handout, leveled for upper elementary students here.

Great Animated Short for Characters and Setting

Geri’s Game [4:52]

Geri is an elderly man who plays a game of chess against himself. After each turn, he walks around the table to play the other side of the chessboard. Geri’s personality changes as he moves making this a great film for teaching character traits.

Film Information – Geri’s Game was released in 1997 by Pixar. The producers paired it with the movie A Bug’s Life. Geri’s Game won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1998.

Geri’s Game from Elliott Peltzman 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.

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 2  [Printable]

Blog Post Links and Publication Dates

 

Gay Miller

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsTheme

If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains the animated short film “Mater and the Ghostlight” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. Download the accompanying handout leveled for upper elementary students here. Continue reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsPerspective

If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. This post contains the animated short “Oktapodi” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. 

In this animated shorts, students will evaluate the perspective of the main characters. The handout with guiding questions may be found here. Continue reading

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Using Animated Christmas Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short FilmsMood and Tone

If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your 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. Continue reading

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