Category: Animated Shorts

Teaching Capitalization & Punctuation with Animated Shorts

Engage students by 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 Punctuation Activities

These animated short practice activities were created specifically for this blog post. They are similar to the ones found in my Teaching Capitalization and Punctuation with Animated Shorts unit. Check them out to see if teaching skills with this highly motivating method works for you and your students. Continue Reading

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Halloween Animated Shorts

6 Animated Shorts for Halloween

Students love watching animated shorts. You can find dozens of Halloween animated shorts with just a few searches; however, many are not classroom-friendly. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched a really good film to reach the last few seconds and hear an inappropriate word. So, I’ve done the viewing for you. These films vary from funny to scary with no blood or bad words. I hope your students enjoy these this Halloween season.

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Teaching Spelling with Animated Shorts

Engage students by 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

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Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Shorts

The two animated short films, Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed, both tell of young girls with monsters under their beds. The two shorts are great for teaching compare and contrast.  Continue Reading

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Teaching with the Animated Short Coin Operated

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Shorts

The animated short film 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. Continue Reading

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Teaching Theme with Animated Shorts

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Shorts

The animated short film The Catch is a fable-like story in which a young fisherman has no luck until an act of kindness changes his fate.  Continue Reading

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Teaching with the Animated Short Broken: Rock, Scissors, Paper

Teaching Writing Skills with Animated Shorts - Broken: Rock, Scissors, Paper

The animated short film Broken: Rock, Scissors, Paper brings to life the child’s game with three fantastical characters.  Continue Reading

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