Interview with Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Part 3)
In this section Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the ASPCA Roger Caras Award, answers the question, "Shiloh is included on the recommended book list for many school districts and is assigned reading for many students each year. What are your thoughts about the wide appeal of Shiloh and the impact you have made with this book for countless children...and animals?" In her answer happy about the impact the books have had. She also commented that one teacher told her how children who have been abu
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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 honestlyÂ about his childhood, his career, and the importance of his life in 3rd grade to the Arthur books and television series.Â  Author's talking head, with subtitles on screen.Â  Includes dealing with head lice.Â  (8:16)
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Solving Equations with the Distributive Property, Part 1
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to solve equations with the distributive property.Â Â Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â Microsoft Tech Award in Education.Â  (06:04) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'Â
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Solving Equations with the Distributive Property, Part 2
In this video, Sal Khan demonstrates how to solve equations with the distributive property.Â Â Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â Microsoft Tech Award in Education.Â  (06:04) There is a lot of information on the screen--the viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen.'Â
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Introduction to Reaction Mechanisms
In this video, Â Sal Khan offers an introduction to reaction Mechanisms.Â Â Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors)Â to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009Â Microsoft Tech Award in Education. PleaseÂ  open the screen to 'full view' to see the small writing on a black screen.
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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.
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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
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Author Views: Robert Munsch Interview
The author talks aboutÂ his writing career, getting his first story published and his writing process.Â  Video shows face and hands of author as he speaks. Â (2:08)
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National Geographic Best Photo Awards~Nature
These are amazing, award-winning photographs from National Geographic. These fantastic photosÂ consist mostly of animals: seals, sharks, monkeys, turtles, polar bears, zebras, etc. No audio , text or music. Thirty pictures in total.
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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.
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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)
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Lewis and Clark's Expedition to the West
Video accompanied by text. "The Louisiana Purchase offered the United States much needed room to grow and access to an abundance of natural resources, waterways, and fertile farmland. Countless opportunities awaited the Americans, but they would first have to locate them. The Louisiana Territory was so large that France could not accurately define its contents or borders. Jefferson took advantage of the ambiguous agreement and asserted that it included the Missouri River, western Florida, New Or
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In this video you will see an actual guided reading group in progress from beginning to end. Â 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.
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Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 1
Part 1 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Â An excellent teaching tool.
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Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 2
Part 2 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Â An excellent teaching tool full of great ideas.
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Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 3
Part 3 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Â This video is an excellent tool to use in learning to use Guided Reading effectively.
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Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 4
Part 4 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Â An excellent tool for teachers just learning to use guided reading strategies.
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Guided Reading Crash Course - Part 5
Part 5 - This video features a professional development session for Guided Reading. It states the purpose of Guided Reading, and walks teachers though the planning phase. The video contains examples of planning for a DRA 12 and 38. Â Use these strategies to run guided reading groups effectively.
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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 offersÂ several reasons why story maps should be used to increase reading comprehension.
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