If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach the reading skill cause and effect.
This post contains the animated short film “Feast” found on Dailymotion and inserted in this post. Download the handout, leveled for upper elementary students. Students create a cause and effect chain to summarize the film.
Cause and Effect Animated Short
A stray Boston Terrier finds a new home with James and Kirby. James gives the puppy French fries and other junk foods. Kirby wants the puppy to eat healthy foods. This makes for a humorous story that teaches students about the value of eating healthy foods. This 2014 Oscar winning Walt Disney film will be a hit with your students.
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. You can find the links and post dates listed below.
Each post contains one animated short with a printable handout. 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 embedded into webpages on Book Units Teacher for easy access. The link to this webpage will be included in the purchased product.
Check back to get additional animated short film activities. I plan to add them regularly. Can’t wait. You can purchase more at my Teachers Pay Teachers store here.
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Reading and Writing Series