Teacher has created long list of cartoon Pixar (and other) shorts to be used to teach reading strategies. She also has graphic organizers to go with them....Totally and completely amazing! What a great way to get (and keep) the kids' attention!
Technology Up to Speed: Movie Shorts and Reading Strategies
In “Sneak Peek,” students ages 14 and up analyze literature and visually demonstrate their comprehension of details. Using the Stop Motion Studio app, they create a book trailer promoting its imagery, symbolism, or theme. Students select a scene they feel best illustrates their point and then create a storyboard before making their video. The class then watches and discusses everyone’s creations. For more lesson ideas, use this free book: http://apple.co/BookTrailer
Mystery Mail Inference Activity. Could easily be extended throughout the year, and for upper grade levels, to include inductive and deductive reasoning. Picture links to blog explaining the project and to TeachersPayTeachers to purchase the packet ($4).