Important Note: You will need the Disney Animated Shorts Video to use this resource. It can be found on Netflix or Amazon.
Students love this 4 page handout which is used in conjunction with 12 Disney animated short films. There are 3-4 analysis questions for each short film, which allows students to analyze plot structure and character development. The handout will allow students to review the following literary terms and skills:
- indirect characterization
- making inferences
- inciting incident
- making predictions
- archetypes: hero, damsel in distress, the clown
I like to use this product in the afternoon after STAAR (state testing), when kids are tired after testing and I need something not-to-overwhelming but still relevant to our purposes in English class. It would also work as an end of year assignment or a warm-up by breaking down the videos into one-per-day segments over the course of a few weeks.