History of Thanksgiving
This video discussed the history of Thanksgiving when the pilgrims celebrated by having food to eat, and giving thanks to the Indians that helped them make it through their first winter in this new land they now call home. This could be a helpful resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts on holidays in the middle school classroom. (2:39)
Personal Space Social Story
Person space is something that is very important for all students. While it comes naturally for most children, some require direct instruction using social stories. This social story focuses on personal space- who needs it and how to get it.
Whispers Listening Game
This game really tests listening and speaking skills and encourages teamwork. To make it more enjoyable, add a competitive element. Split the class into teams, and the team that more closely matches the original phrase scores a point. Children in the video demonstrate how to play the game. (04:57)
Watch & Learn: Invented Spelling
In a Connecticut suburb, first grade teacher Carol Spinello turns a spelling lesson into something of a game. (4:42)
SAT Reading Test Prep - Sentence Completion
This brief video discusses using the PROVE technique while taking the SAT Reading completion. However, the video does not fully discuss the technique, but, hopefully, the viewer will be encouraged to seek further SAT information regarding this technique. (01:17)
SAT Use The Right Word
This video addresses how to use the right word on the SAT. The rules given are: 1. Don't confuse similar words. 2. Don't use the wrong idiom. 3. Don't use the wrong verb. Examples of the first rule are given, while the video stops before giving examples for the last two rules. (4:09)
SAT Subject Verb Agreement, Part 2
This video begins with a brief recap of part 1 of this set of videos. Then, new rules are introduced, including knowing which subjects are singular, how to select verbs for compound subjects, and using "is/was" and "there/were". The video then works on giving examples for the first rule about singular subjects.
SAT Subject Verb Agreement, Part 1
This video addresses subject-verb agreement, especially in the context of the SAT. Some tips to do this on the SAT include ignoring the extra information between commas and ignoring prepositional phrases. Examples of the first tip are given before the video ends.
Learn French Verbs - Aimer - Imparfait
Learn French verbs - Aimer - Imparfait. This short video has the imperfect forms of the aimer (the verb 'to like' or 'to love'). The instructor shows how to use the the imperfect aimer with I, you, he, she, they, etc. The words appear on the screen as the instructor speaks.
Tomato Finds Nouns and Verbs
Tomato tries to find the nouns and verbs in sentences.
Fixing Run On Sentences in Essays
Learn how to fix run on sentences in essays in this video from a writing expert.
Sentence Content for Essays
Learn how to improve sentence content in this video. The instructor talks about sentence structure and vocabulary.
Titling a Public Speech
Titling a Public Speech. Part of the series: How to Pick a Public Speech Topic. It's important to have a good title for your public speech. Get tips for titling a speech in this free video clip from a professional public speaker.
Public Speaking - Organize Main Idea
Nervous about standing in front of your classmates to make a speech? Identify the main ideas of a speech and make an outline. This is a clip from a larger segment. (01:21)
This video slideshow has no sound but words and images appropriate to the subject of Time and is suitable for younger learners.
Whole Brain Teaching: 4th Grade Critical Thinking
Watch the AMAZING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT in this demonstration by a
veteran Whole Brain teacher as he guides his fourth graders through a
simple, but powerful, critical thinking exercise. 100s of pages of free
downloads can be found at WholeBrainTeaching.com
How to Paint Roses
Marjorie Harris shares her freehanding method of painting roses. Marjorie uses decorative painting methods and her fine art training to quickly paint roses. After several seconds of silence after her introduction, the artist proceeds to explain her steps. (4;29)
War of The Century - Part 20
This last part of the documentary shows that even after the Red army was victorious some soldiers looked for revenge. There were war crimes committed and there are accounts of some former soviets retelling what they did. There is footage of the Soviet parade celebrating victory. There is reference to Stalin's attitude towards army leaders who were popular. Most of them had to suffer their popularity. Stalin's rule was harsh.
Love You Forever, (picture book) by Robert Munsch
In this story, a young woman holds her newborn son and sings to him lovingly, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be." The story continues on through the entire life of this family. This reading of the story is done by Robert Munsch himself, with some guitar picking in the background. The book illustrations by Sheila McGraw are shown on screen. (06:44)
The Christmas Tree
What is the origin and symbolism of this popular Christmas symbol? This video gives the history behind the Christmas tree. (01:31)