If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your summarizing lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. This post contains the animated short “Peck Pocketed” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. You can also download a handout containing a graphic organizer to help students write a “Somebody Wanted But So” statement.
Peck Pocketed [2:19]
A bird sees a luxury home in a magazine. He dreams of having a home just like the one in the photo. The bird begins to steal items from a lady who is napping on a park bench to decorate his home.
Using the summarizing printables, students will practice summarizing using different methods.
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.
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.
Blog Post Links to Samples from the Animated Shorts Series
- The Box
- Main Idea and Details
- Mood and Tone with Christmas Shorts
- Point of View and Perspective
- Characters and Setting
- Cause and Effect
- Compare and Contrast
- Problems and Solution
- Christmas Shorts
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Reading and Writing Series