Category: Animated Shorts

Welcome to my blog index page, where I showcase posts that teach writing, reading, and language arts skills using animated shorts. These films are highly motivational for students, and these high-interest films make learning fun and engaging.

My posts offer a range of teaching methods using animated shorts that can help students develop critical thinking and communication skills. You can find posts on plot structure, point of view, theme, inference, figurative language, and more. Each post includes a link to a free animated short, along with teaching ideas, handouts, and activities you can use in your classroom or home.

Whether you’re an educator looking for new teaching methods or a parent interested in fun and practical learning resources, I invite you to check out my posts below and see if this teaching method works for your students. I hope you and your students enjoy watching and learning from these animated shorts. Happy teaching!

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Inference

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

If you are looking for some high-interest activities, try using animated shorts to teach inference skills. This post features five animated shorts that your students are sure to love. The shorts vary from serious to funny. Select the ones you really like, or show all five videos. In the accompanying handouts, students summarize, infer, and …

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Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

Most students dread grammar lessons. With Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts, students will ask when the class will be able to do the next lesson. If animated shorts is not fun enough, the unit also reviews lessons with game activities. It’s really a win-win all the way around. This post is going to jump into …

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Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts for 5th Graders

Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts

Most students dread grammar lessons. With Teaching Grammar with Animated Shorts, students will ask when the class will be able to do the next lesson. If animated shorts are not fun enough, the unit also reviews lessons with game activities. It’s really a win-win all the way around. This post is going to jump into …

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Teaching Capitalization & Punctuation with Animated Shorts

Teaching Capitalization and Punctuation with Animated Shorts

Let’s face it. Some lessons are just more fun for teachers as well as students than others. Students would rather read the next chapter of an exciting cliffhanger, than study skills. So, how do you make teaching capitalization and punctuation fun for students?  The answer is to use animated shorts and games. Free Capitalization and …

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Teaching Spelling with Animated Shorts

Teaching Spelling with Animated shorts

Are you tired of the same spelling routine? With this Teaching Spelling with Animated Shorts Series, students will be highly engaged in learning how to spell. With weekly animated shorts and monthly review games, students will be excited for spelling class to begin. Spelling with Animated Shorts – The Routine Here is how it works: …

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Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

The two animated short films, Miyako by Jessica Do and The Monster Under My Bed by Karlijn Scholten tell of young girls with monsters under their beds. With similarities in themes, animation techniques, and storytelling, the two shorts are great for teaching to compare and contrast.  Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed What’s Included Video …

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Teaching with the Animated Short Coin Operated

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

The animated short film Coin Operated shows students what a little determination can do. When the coin-operated rocket doesn’t take off as the young boy thinks it should, the boy works and works to make his dream come true. Coin Operated What’s Included Video Links A page with links for finding the film Two Activities …

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