Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme
If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your theme 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 leveled for upper elementary students here. accompanying handout
Mater and the Ghostlight [7:10]
After Mater pulls a number of pranks on the other cars in Radiator Springs, they pull together to teach him a lesson.
This post is a sample of my new product . Each month one additional post from this series will go live. You can find the links and post dates listed below. Using Animated Short Films to Teach Reading Skills Part 2
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
Inference ~ Post Date August 24, 2017
Summarizing ~ Post Date September 14, 2017
Main Idea and Details ~ Post Date October 12, 2017
Mood and Tone with Christmas Shorts ~ Post Date November 9, 2017
Point of View and Perspective ~ Post Date December 14, 2017
Theme ~ Post Date January 12, 2018
Characters and Setting ~ Post Date February 9, 2018
Cause and Effect ~ Post Date March 9, 2018
Compare and Contrast ~ Post Date April 14, 2018
Problems and Solution ~ Post Date March 12, 2018
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