If you are looking to add some high interest activities to your lessons, try using animated shorts to teach reading and writing skills. This packet contains graphic organizers covering many Common Core skills.
Be sure to check out the printable only version to determine which best fits your teaching style.
Teaching Reading and Writing Skills with Animated Short Films [Printable]
The skills covered include the following.
Inference and Drawing Conclusions
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Perspective and Point of View
Character and Setting
Cause and Effect
Compare and Contrast
Problems and Solutions
Story Mapping – Paraphrasing Information (National Lighthouse Day)
Compare and Contrast (Autumn)
Descriptive Writing (Halloween)
Drawing Conclusions (Day of the Dead)
Mood and Tone (Christmas)
Dialogue (Valentine’s Day)
Planning an Opinion or Argumentative Writing (Earth Day)
Comprehension (Father’s Day)