Teaching Reading through Media

Links to different videos you can use!

Choose a movie/media and then choose a topic

OR choose a topic then choose a media! Be sure to fill out your worksheet and rubric!


Parker, the dog, thanks you for trying your best on this assignment!
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Tin Toy

A tin toy tries to stay away from the scary baby!
Pixar- Tin Toy

Knick Knack

This poor snowman wants to join in on the fun!
Pixar Knick Knack Original 1989 AC3 Audio GOOD QUALITY

Geri's Game

Geri comes across the ultimate chess competition!
Geri's Game Pixar

Mater and the Ghostlight

Mater from Cars keeps pulling pranks on his friends...

Mike's New Car

Mike shows off his new car...
Mike's New Car

Burn E

Burn E tries to fix the ship!

Dug's Special Mission

Dug only wants to help...
Dug's Special Mission (2009)

Day and Night


Small Fry

Something has happened to Buzz...
Toy Story Toons: Small Fry | Pixar Short Film By Angus MacLane | Edited By Aakash | ENGLISH

Defective Detective

"Defective Detective" - Avner Geller and Stevie Lewis


When Video game addictions go wrong...

For the Birds

... back by popular demand (they are cute little things!)
Disney Pixar - For the Birds

alternative media options:

**** you may ask Ms. Canipe for permission to use a certain song to teach a concept

Reading Concepts to Teach...


The way the author develops a character through:

1. The way they look

2. How they act

3. What they say?

4. How others interact with them?


1. the sequence of events that make-up a story

a. exposition- introduces the setting, characters and conflict in the story

b. rising action- the plot gets more complicated; leads up to the climax

c. climax- the point of highest interest or suspense in a story; the turning point

d. resolution- the loose ends are tied up and the story comes to a close

Mood and Tone ***

How the author feels about the subject or how the author makes you feel about a subject


A. External conflict – when a character struggles against some outside person or force

-character v. man

- character v. character

-character v. society

B. Internal conflict - a struggle within a character

-man v. himself

Main Idea and Supporting Details

What do the details help prove? What is the short mostly about?


What is the lesson or big idea of the story?

Notice and Note Moments***

Contrast and Contradictions

Aha Moments

Tough Questions

Words of the Wiser

Again and Again

Memory Moment

Making Inferences

Using text clues and background knowledge to figure out something about a movie!


Including all of the important information in a brief statement about a piece.

Need the worksheet or rubric??

Click on the links below if you lost your copy!