Writing Prompts for Pixar Shorts | 13 Video Writing Prompts

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These writing prompts use video clips to engage students in writing tasks. Reluctant writers love how exciting and fun writing becomes when they get to watch a funny video and respond.


How Teachers Are Using These Prompts:

  • Leaving as Substitute Plans for ELA classes
  • End of Year Writing Activities
  • Writing Test Prep Practice
  • Introducing a New Style of Writing
  • Reviewing a Type of Writing

Styles of Writing Included:

  • 6 Personal Narratives
  • 3 Fiction Narratives
  • 2 Persuasive Writing Prompts
  • 2 How-To (Functional) Writing Prompts


Teachers Like You Are Saying:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Great resource to keep the students engaged while targeting higher level language skills! The students always love a ‘movie’ during class! ” -Samantha E.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “These are the easiest prompts to apply. It’s super engaging because the kids already know the short films or are very interested to watch them. Writing with this purpose is so much fun for them!” -I. T.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Writing is always a struggle for my students, but when you add a pixar short suddenly the creative juices start flowing!”. -Erika R.


Prompts for the Following 13 Pixar Short Films are included:

  • The Adventures of Andre & Wally B.
  • Luxo Jr.
  • Red’s Dream
  • Tin Toy
  • Knick Knack
  • Geri’s Game
  • For the Birds
  • Mike’s New Car
  • Boundin’
  • Jack-Jack Attack
  • One Man Band
  • Mater and the Ghostlight
  • Lifted


**The prompts are included in this pack, but NOT the films! Films can be watched online or on the Pixar Short Films Volume 1 DVD**


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Writing Prompts for Pixar Shorts | 13 Video Writing Prompts