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Using movie shorts in the classroom can be very engaging. Guide your students to make inferences using a Pixar short. The post includes two free graphic organizers to help your students! Perfect to use for any book or video.

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Using movie shorts in the classroom can be very engaging. Guide your students to make inferences using a Pixar short. The post includes two free graphic organizers to help your students! Perfect to use for any book or video.

Pixar's Piper is 6 minutes of adorable. See the film in its entirety at the link.

Pixar's Piper is 6 minutes of adorable. See the film in its entirety at the link.

Need to look at: 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!

Need to look at: 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!

Pixar Shorts.  My favorites are Lifted, For The Birds, Jack-Jack Attack, One Man Band, and Tin Toy.

Pixar Shorts. My favorites are Lifted, For The Birds, Jack-Jack Attack, One Man Band, and Tin Toy.

Great mini videos each with their own list of suggested guiding questions and writing tasks.  Built for elementary school but by changing the questions could be used in middle school.

Great mini videos each with their own list of suggested guiding questions and writing tasks. Built for elementary school but by changing the questions could be used in middle school.

Disney Short Movie, "The Feast" with BIG HERO 6 and they both won an Oscar for Best Animated Movie and Best Animated Short Movie

Disney Short Movie, "The Feast" with BIG HERO 6 and they both won an Oscar for Best Animated Movie and Best Animated Short Movie

Pixar's "Day and Night" short film. I used this today for a first grade science lesson on day sky vs. night sky and it was a PERFECT set. It highlights some of the good things about each to get the wheels turning in their head, and the kids really enjoyed it! I followed it up by a Venn diagram of day and night that we completed as a class.

Pixar's "Day and Night" short film. I used this today for a first grade science lesson on day sky vs. night sky and it was a PERFECT set. It highlights some of the good things about each to get the wheels turning in their head, and the kids really enjoyed it! I followed it up by a Venn diagram of day and night that we completed as a class.

I Lava You Wall Hanging Pixar Lava Short by Precisely9Designs

I Lava You Wall Hanging Pixar Lava Short Digital Download Printable

Big Buck Bunny (short pixar movie). Great for making predictions and teaching a little something about bullying! --Pixar Shorts are perfect for little lessons!

Big Buck Bunny (short pixar movie). Great for making predictions and teaching a little something about bullying! --Pixar Shorts are perfect for little lessons!

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and story elements

How to use Pixar Short Films to quickly master Plot. 10 highly engaging short films to study plot and story elements

Probably the best animated short I've seen in years. Seeing a storyboard for this would really be interesting.

Probably the best animated short I've seen in years. Seeing a storyboard for this would really be interesting.

infer/draw conclusions Wordless short video - have kids write story for it using dialogue, action, thought

infer/draw conclusions Wordless short video - have kids write story for it using dialogue, action, thought