If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your theme lessons, try using animated shorts to teach the reading skill theme.
This post contains the animated short film “Mater and the Ghostlight” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. Downlo
ad the accompanying handout leveled for upper elementary students here.
Teaching Theme with Mater and the Ghostlight [7:10]
Mater pulls a number of pranks on the other cars in Radiator Springs including moving Red’s flowers and jumping out of tires to frighten Guido and Luigi. He also dresses up as a cone vampire to scare Sally. After a while the cars pull together to teach Mater a lesson.
This post is a sample of my new product Using Animated Short Films to Teach Reading Skills Part 2. Each month one additional post from this series will go live. Enjoy collecting them all.
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