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Short Film *Graphic Organizer* Companion (Perfect for Distance Learning)

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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*Now available to use on Google Slides/Google Classroom! Simply redownload if you have already purchased!

How can Shorts be used in your classroom?
Shorts can be used in many different ways! They can be used to introduce a new skill or practice a skill that has already been taught. They can be done whole group, in small groups, or independently. I typically have students watch the movie all the way through the first time. I then have students watch the video again, working on completing the task at hand as they work. The second watch through involves lots of pausing, discussions, and writing.

How to use these graphic organizers in your classroom:
There are two different ways you can use these graphic organizers. You can simply print and go, or you can edit in some of the information on the editable slides before printing. Sometimes I give my students completely blank graphic organizers. Other times, I will enter some of the information onto the page and just have students fill in the blank spaces. You can do whatever works for your students.

*An entire list of shorts is included in this pack, but there are plenty more online! Just simply search! = )

What types of graphic organizers are included in the pack?

  • Problem and Solution
  • Cause/Effect
  • Asking Questions
  • Predictions
  • Inferring
  • Character Traits
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Sequence of Events
  • Beginning/Middle/End
  • Character Analysis
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Somebody/Wanted/But/So/Then
  • GIST Summary

Specific Graphic Organizers included for the following shorts:

-Float (Sombody/Wanted & Reflection Questions)

-Lou (Gist/Theme)

-Oh Deer (predictions/theme/sequence)

-Mikes New Car (problem/solution)

-La Luna (comprehension)

-Partly Cloud (Inferencing)

-Lifted (Sequence/comprehension)

-For the Birds (cause/effect)

-Dia de los Muertos (mixed comprehension)

For more information, head over and read my Shorts blog post!

Total Pages
40 pages
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