Marc Brown: I think of kids as my boss
Marc Brown is the author and illustrator of the Arthur books, everyone's favorite aardvark. In this exclusive video interview with Reading Rockets, Marc Brown chats charmingly and honestly about his childhood, his career, and the importance of his life in 3rd grade to the Arthur books and television series. Author's talking head, with subtitles on screen. Includes dealing with head lice. (8:16)
Leavening: How it Works When Baking
This five minute video is very good for life skills class. It shows why some cookies stay flat and some rise? This video is about chemical leavening agents. An excellent video. Run time 05:17.
R.L. Stine Interview (Goosebumps)
He says he started at the age of nine, when he found a typewriter in the attic. His mother was always yelling at him to go out and play. He commented that he was shy and clumsy kid. In his books he tries to keep the books as a fantasy and keep the real world out; he doesn't want to freak any kids out. In his early career he wrote joke books and a magazine. He has written 87 Goosebumps books, from 1992 to 1994 (doing one book per month) and then they just took off all over the world. At one point
Author Views: Robert Munsch Interview
The author talks about his writing career, getting his first story published and his writing process. Video shows face and hands of author as he speaks. (2:08)
Story Time | Third Grade | A Steel Drum Summer
This is a story about two brothers and what they learned from their grandfather. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:42) Great for improving listening skills.
Beluga Whales | Fact and Opinion
First, the narrator reads a non-fiction passage about Beluga whales. Then, the narrator pulls sentences from the story and asks if the sentences are fact or opinion. The narrator asks two general comprehension questions. The image is a still image only. Great for improving listening skills. (03:33)
Guided Reading for Advanced Weeks
In this video you will see an actual guided reading group in progress from beginning to end. This example provides a very good picture of how a guided reading group should function, and what kinds of comprehension skills can be tackled in this setting.
Charting the Course to Literary Analysis- Using Story Maps
Story maps are tools for increasing the reading comprehension and writing skills of students. This video offers several reasons why story maps should be used to increase reading comprehension.
How to Teach Reading Sub-Skills
The goal in teaching reading sub-skills is to increase a student's
comprehension and vocabulary, and this can be done by using a variety of texts, such as textbooks, novels, poems, newspaper articles, diaries and advertisements. Teach children how to judge what text might be from the article's title with help from an English specialist in this clip.
Henry Cole (Victor Vito)
Henry Cole was once a beloved teacher (Science grades 1-5) , so much so that decades after he left teaching to pursue an illustrating career, Reading Rockets fondly recalled Henry Cole's influence on him. Talking head talks about the joy of exploring nature and identifying things, respect and love for nature. Then dicusses and shows example of sketching, which leads to final art. (4:49)
Warm-up Drills For Basketball
Learn a few great exercises to help perfect your basketball skills on the court. Short video shows students performing a few drills as a warm-up. . 1:12 min.
How to Play Basketball : How to Become a Better Shooter
In order to become a better basketball shooter, a player should get his elbow in, he should line up with his hips square, and he should release from his fingertips. Work on a heel-toe relationship in basketball shooting with help from an athletic trainer in this video on playing basketball and basketball skills.
Expert: DW Walker
Bio: DW Walker, an alumna of Manhattanville College, spent her collegiate career as a varsity basketball and so
How to Paint with Watercolors
First of all, we will go through some of the basic skills, the building blocks of watercolors which would be wet on wet, wet on dry, glazing, graded washes and dry brush. Then we will hit some specifics in watercolor painting. We will learn how to paint black, how to preserve your whites, beautiful skies and how to paint flowers as well as green and finally how to bring a round object to life through glazing.
I want to talk about some of the tools that we use in watercolor painting. First
ACT Math Tutoring
A standardized test prep instructor explains what an ACT math tutor will teach. He explains that a math math tutor will focus on the 50 concepts that the test covers, which eliminates a lot of superfluous mathematics material. Using an ACT math tutor will help to hone down specific math and test taking skills.
Teaching The Silent E Rule Word Work
In Responsive Reading Instruction, a reading intervention
published by Sopris West, teachers use a variety of strategies to
develop students' understanding and skills in phonemic awareness, the alphabetic principle, letter-sound correspondence, sight word
recognition, decoding, and spelling. Watch this clip for a sample of
"Teaching The Silent E Rule", one of the activities in Responsive
Reading Instruction. For more information on Responsive Reading
Bad Treatments for Dyslexia
Bad Treatments for Dyslexia. Part of the series: Dyslexia. Bad treatments for dyslexia do not directly address the skills that are impaired by dyslexia, and therefore become less effective. Avoid ineffective dyslexia treatments with tips from a recognized expert. (1:23)
Sign Language Made Easy
The award winning, American Sign Language Made Easy Series is the most complete series on signing ever produced. This 40-volume, educational video and DVD series teaches conversational sign language, in a fun and easy manner and is ideal for students, teachers and parents. The focus of this series is to teach students basic to advanced communication skills, vocabulary, finger spelling, the alphabet and grammar principles to be able to start signing and communicating easily and quickly.
Parents and Preschoolers Reading Together
In this professionally-produced video, learn why reading with pre-schoolers does more than get kids interested in reading. Parents and pre-schoolers need to read together because it helps their pre-schoolers' language and comprehension skills, among other things.
Symbol Imagery Assessment
This short video shows a teacher administering a symbol imagery assessment to a seven-year-old student. The video connects the results of the student's assessment to his decoding skills. As his recognition of letters grows stronger, that will in turn help with his decoding of words. When decoding becomes more automatic, it will help the student's reading comprehension.
This children's educational video teaches kids basic addition
skills. The concept is presented simply with numbers and picture
representations of numbers 0 though 10. Lesson page: