Tag: Using Animated Shorts to Teach

Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed

Teaching Reading and Writing with Animated Short Films - FREE Activities

The two animated short films, Miyako and The Monster Under My Bed, both tell of young girls with monsters under their beds. The two shorts are great for teaching compare and contrast.  Continue Reading

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Teaching Reading using the Animated Short The Box

Teaching Reading and Writing with Animated Short Films - FREE Activities

The animated short film The Box is based on real events that are taking place in Syria. The film is meant to educate the world about the struggles the Syrians are facing.  Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Problems and Solutions

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

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 students, with graphic organizers encourage students to think about problems and solutions. You can download the handout here. Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Compare and Contrast

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore to teach compare and contrast. This animated short is a beautiful award winning film. After winning 14 smaller awards, it won the Best Animated Short Film at the Academy Awards in 2012. A picture book was created based on the film which makes it ‘fantastic’ as a compare and contrast activity.

In this free sample from Using Animated Shorts to Teach Reading and Writing Skills, students compare The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore to the movie version of The Wizard of Oz which inspired the film. Continue Reading

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Using Animated Shorts to Teach Cause and Effect

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

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. 

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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. Continue Reading

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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 Theme

Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films

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 Continue Reading

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