If you are looking to add some high interest activities for teaching characters and settings, try using the animated shorts Geri’s Game to teach reading skills.
This post contains animated short film Geri’s Game found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Download this handout, leveled for upper elementary students.
Great Animated Short for Characters and Setting
Geri’s Game [4:52]
Geri’s Game takes place in a Paris park in early October. Soft music plays in the background as Geri plays a game of chess against himself. After each turn, he walks around the table to compete with himself. Geri’s personality changes as he moves to different sides of the table making this a great film for teaching character traits. The film speeds up to make the viewer feel like two players are playing the game. Several humorous events such as a faked heart attack will entertain students.
Film Information – Geri’s Game was released in 1997 by Pixar. The producers paired it with the movie A Bug’s Life. Geri’s Game won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1998.
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