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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Inference

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

If you are looking for some high-interest activities, try using animated shorts to teach inference skills. This post features five animated shorts that your students are sure to love. The shorts vary from serious to funny. Select the ones you really like, or show all five videos. In the accompanying handouts, students summarize, infer, and …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Problems and Solutions

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Problems and Solutions

If you are looking to add some high-interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach problems and solutions.  This post contains the animated short “Taking the Plunge” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. In this animated short, the main character has a problem he must solve. Handouts, leveled for upper elementary …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Using The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a great way to teach compare and contrast. This animated short is a beautiful award-winning film.  Teaching Compare and Contrast with the Animated Short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore [15:07] After winning 14 smaller awards, it won the Best Animated Short Film …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect

If you are looking to add some high-interest activities for teaching cause-and-effect, try using the animated shorts Feast to teach reading skills. This post contains the animated short film “Feast” found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Students create a cause-and-effect chain to summarize the film. Teaching Cause-and-Effect with the Animated Short Feast [6:49] …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Settings

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Characters and Setting

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 the animated short film Geri’s Game found on Vimeo and inserted in this post. Teaching Character Traits Geri’s Game [4:52] Geri’s Game takes place in a Paris park …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Theme

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 the reading skill theme. This post contains the animated short film “Mater and the Ghostlight” found on YouTube and inserted in this post. Teaching Theme with Mater and the Ghostlight [7:10] Mater pulls a number of …

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

Using Animated Shorts to Teach Perspective

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.  Using Oktapodi to Teach Perspective [2:25] An octopus tells the story. A fish market owner sells his …

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