Category: Animated Shorts

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

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. Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your perspective lessons, try using animated shorts to teach the reading skill perspective. This post contains the animated short “Oktapodi” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. 

In this animated shorts, students will evaluate the perspective of the main characters. The handout with guiding questions may be found here. Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Mood and Tone

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your mood and tone lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains the animated short “The Girl and the Cloud” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. In this exercise, students will compare and contrast the film version of the story to the online storybook. “The Girl and the Cloud” interactive storybook may be found here. The handout may be found here. Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Main Idea

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

If you are looking for some high interest activities to enhance your main idea and details lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading skills. 

This post contains the animated short film “Lifted” found on Youtube and inserted in this post. The post contains a handout leveled for upper elementary students to help students find the main idea and supporting details for this film. Download the handout here. Continue Reading

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