Elmo's Potty Time: Sesame Street
Elmo and his father sing and dance to an upbeat blues tune.
Baa Baa Black Sheep Song
Baa Baa Black Sheep nursery rhyme sung with words on screen. Animated cartoon. Colorful and short. (1:12)
How to Read and Write the Past Tense of Regular English Verbs
This lesson covers the rules both for pronouncing and for spelling past tense verbs. Examples are shown for the three sounds of -ed, how to add ed to regular verbs, and rules for adding ed to a verb. (12:10)
Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
This video is a PowerPoint presentation defining and explaining reflexive and intensive pronouns. Examples of correctly and incorrectly used reflexive pronouns are given. The audio on this presentation is difficult to hear. Volume needs to be turned up quite high to listen to the audio.
Nominative (Subjective) Vs. Objective Pronouns
This video uses a combination of skits and examples to help learners understand nominative and objective pronouns and how to use them. The audio can be a little hard to hear as there is a lot of background noise.
Analogies and Idioms Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. The video gives examples and there is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. The video also offers reviews and there is text provided so that students can follow the fast paced lessons at their own rate. An idiom is an expression that says one thing tha
Analogies; compare two things to show how they relate. The video gives examples and there is also an analogy given as a quiz. This would be helpful for parents to interact with kids or have kids do on their own to see if they understand the concept. The video also offers reviews and there is text provided so that students can follow the fast paced lessons at their own rate. An idiom is an expression that says one thing tha
English Vocabulary-Lesson 2-Easy Idioms That Mean Easy
Vocabulary for the advanced English language learner. Lesson 2 topic: Idioms and sayings that mean "easy". "do it with your eyes closed", "this isn't rocket science", and "child's play" The video is done with a narrator giving some examples. Not much depth. (3:22).
Vocabulary and Idioms with The Human Body
This lesson explores the human body and looks at some idioms and what happens when you are sick. It is done in a humorous manner. There is a lot of vocabulary presented and the video may need to be stopped as each idiom is presented.There is a readout of each idiom's meaning on the bottom of the screen .(16:01)
Simile, Metaphor, and Personification
The instructor uses a whiteboard and clip-art cut-outs to demonstate three types of figurative language. This video is suitable for third-grade students and older. (Note: The instructor dellberately has the first few seconds blurred.)
This is a photo slideshow with words (and instrumental music) that gives several examples of metaphors. Third-grade and older students would enjoy this video.
ThinkBlocks Tutorial: Metaphors and Similes
'Analogies are more than just things we might find on an SAT or college entrance exam. Analogies are foundational to our thinking. Using ThinkBlocks to reveal the structure and relationships of analogies, similes and metaphors will develop advanced thinking skills in children and adults.'
This video is a slide show and song about similes. The lyrics of the song are printed on the screen during the song as well as examples of similes. After the song is finished, several example similes are mentioned and explained.
This is a video slide show that features hyperbole examples that are shown through words and images. Appropriate for third-graders and older. (01:19)
Prepositions of Location
Repetitive animation and preposition (about locations) song for young elementary students (grades 1 and 2).
The Puritan Religion
As the Puritans migrated from England to the New World, they had a clear vision of what their churches should be like. Membership was restricted to those who could present evidence that they had experienced “saving grace.” This most often included a compelling description of some extraordinary experience that indicated intimate contact with God. Only those who could submit this proof were considered “visible saints” and allowed full membership in the church. In the early seventeenth cent
Plant Life Cycle
Short, professional quality video using time lapse photography, set to music to show the life cycle of a flowering plant. Good instructional video for elementary and also a good focus for secondary students. Run time 01:33.
Parts of Flowering Plants
This video shows the parts of a flowering plant. This video discusses the four main parts of the plant, roots, stem, leaves, and the flower. In this discussion it includes what each part does. Great basic video. Video is good for elementary level students. Run time 03:46.
This video segment from Interactive NOVA: "Earth" explores the history of plant biology. It takes the viewer from the earliest scientific hypotheses that plants ate dirt, to our present-day understanding of photosynthesis, the process by which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into carbohydrates, a storable form of chemical energy. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:25.
How Photosynthesis Works
Photosynthesis is the process by which plants get energy from light.
Most simply, it is the conversion of carbon dioxide into sugars. This
means that they are able to create their own food from the sun. This
educational video shows you how the process works.
Explanation of Seed Germination and Photosynthesis
This video describes the process of seed germination and photosynthesis. It is narrated and includes photos and diagrams of the processes.