If you are looking for some high interest activities, try using animated shorts to teach inference skills. This post contains the animated short film “Lonely Island” found on Youtube and inserted in this post.
In the accompanying handout, students will summarize, infer, and make predictions. You can download the handout here.
Using Lonely Island to Teach Inference [2:50]
A stranded man wishes to leave a deserted island. Every time a plane passes over he tries to get the pilot’s attention. Will he get off the island?
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.
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Blog Post Links to Samples from the Animated Shorts Series
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- Main Idea and Details
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- Characters and Setting
- Cause and Effect
- Compare and Contrast
- Problems and Solution
- Christmas Shorts
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