Plot and Characterization activity created by The House of Roush using Pixar shorts video clips.
To use this activity you will need the Pixar Shorts #2 DVD (specifically the videos La Luna, Partly Cloudy and Small Fry). Created for middle grades/junior high, this lesson assumes students have prior knowledge of Plot Structure and then reinforces understanding of direct and indirect characterization while also asking students to make inferences about characters.
This is a more in-depth activity than the Pixar Plot Assessment/Activity also created by The House of Roush, but they can be used in conjunction. See also the Pixar Plot and Characterization powerpoint which is more in-depth and contains more specific teaching guidelines and structures.