Have you seen Ormie? Ormie is a pig that has spotted a batch of cookies on top of a refrigerator and he’ll do ANYTHING to get them! This animated short is charming for students and a GREAT way to teach cause and effect. http://vimeo.com/27256955
Guide students through the concept of Cause and Effect with Ormie. This lesson provides an explanation of cause and effect and then arms students with signal words to help them write stronger cause and effect sentences. It continues by identifying STOP POINTS throughout the video where students can note the cause and effect taking place and write a sentence about it using clear signal words (since, because, as a consequence, as a result of, for this reason, etc.)
For example: Ormie opens the freezer door. As a result, the ice cubes fall on him.
This is a TERRIFIC lesson to use whole group or with iPads. Packet provide a link and a QR code to the video.
Focus on Inferring (Making Inferences)
This worksheet is based on a FASCINATING animated video titled Alma: http://vimeo.com/4749536. Your students will be RIVETED by this film!!
This wordless video is a 5 minute story about a girl in a mysterious doll shop with an unsuspecting ending.
The companion sheet provides STOP points throughout the video where students are required to make inferences. The inferring strategies include:
- Inferring Author’s Purpose
- Inferring Tone
- Inferring Character Behavior
- Inferring Story Events
- Predicting (a form of inferring)
This worksheet is based on a COMPELLING animated short video titled Dreamgiver: https://vimeo.com/36833415. Your students will be MESMERIZED by this film!!
This wordless video is a 6 minute story.
A group of orphans sleep peacefully in an orphanage. Quietly the window opens and a mysterious creature with goggles and a notepad lands on the windowsill. This creature is the Dreamgiver. His job is to make dreams peaceful for sleeping children about a creature that provides dreams to children.
The companion sheet provides STOP points throughout the video where students are required utilize evidence (and evidence terms) to support their responses.
There are 10 stop points throughout the video. Each question requires students to respond and state WHY they responded that way.
Evidence based terms are provided to facilitate student use of language to support their use of information from the text.
In this lesson, students are provided with a definition of direct and indirect characterization.
The worksheet provides stop points and stop point questions requiring inferring of character traits (as well as story events and character choices).
It works wonderfully as a station activity as well as whole group.
This lesson is PERFECT for 1-1 classrooms and can be used in the lab or with tablets at student’s desks. I’d even recommend this as a great plug and play lesson for use with a substitute.
In this worksheet, students are provided a definition and explanation of all of the elements of plot. Students are then provided a QR Code for the video and “stop points” along the way with corresponding questions about the plot of the video.
Great for station work and review work on critical common core skills.
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