A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray, by Ann. M. Martin
This is a teacher-made book trailer for A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin, an Elementary Battle of the Books selection in 09-10. Photographs of dogs, text on screen, piano music. (2:00)
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
Don Wood Interview
Interview was done at the 2008 ALA Awards by Jim Averbeck and Maria VanLieshout. In this interview Don Woods, Caldecott Honor winning Illustrator, discusses his book, "Into the Volcano" which is a graphic novel. It took him five years to write and it is about the volcano on the island where he lives. (4:19)
Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger
This video from the Reading Rainbow series (introduced by Lavar Burton) features Pete Seeger's picture book, Abiyoyo. The beloved author and folk musician reads and plays his banjo and sings his story as the illustrations from the book are shown on the screen. Based on a South African lullaby and folk story. Text by Pete Seeger - what a great guy! - illustrations by Michael Hayes. Sound effects with music. (6:46)
Abiyoyo (story about a giant)
A story book converted to video format--a Pete Seeger "storysong." A father had a magic wand which could make things disappear, and his boy had a ukulele. The father annoyed people so much that he and his boy were ostracized (sent away). Then, a ferocious giant, Abiyoyo, showed up... Captions available, and most of the words of the story are shown on screen, and highlighted as they are read. Images from a story book are displayed.
Mo Willems Interview
Author and illustrator Mo Willems, originally raised in New Orleans, talks about the inspiration and creative process for his books such as Don't Let to Pigeon Drive the Bus. We see him briefly reading to a group of school students. He highlights his newest book, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, a watercolor illustrated picture book with naked animals and one mole who likes to get dressed, and wha
Ophthalmology Lecture - Eye Anatomy, Part 1
This lecture clip (from a larger segment) covers basic eye anatomy. This is the first 6 minutes of the PowerPoint, which can be viewed in its entirety at Ophthobook.com. In this video eyelid and external eye structures are discussed. (06:44)
Guided Reading Lesson 1st Grade
Teacher-Created Video- This is a video of a guided reading lesson I did at the end of a guided reading book. The students played a game on the EGGSPERT where I called out comprehension questions and the students buzzed in their answers. (9:39)
Meet the Author: featuring David Adler (Cam Jansen Series)
Prolific writer David Adler, author of the Cam Jansen transitional chapter book series, talks about: his childhood, experiences that led him to writing books incorporating mathematics, teaching mathematics, writing techniques that make children keep reading, writing nonfiction biographies. Talking head with subtitles. (9:05)
Using Quotation Marks in Titles
This video features an English tutor explaining the use of quotation marks with titles of magazine articles and book chapters. An example is shown on a computer screen. (1:30)
Learning How to Draw Animals
When learning to draw animals, compare their bodies and skeletal structures to that of humans to better understand how differently they move and are constructed. Study diagrams of animal anatomy to better render the species . (5:17)
Writing Workshop 1: READ EVERYTHING
Lecture from Claire Cook, bestselling author of Summer Blowout, Life's a Beach and Must Love Dogs. She shares tips with aspiring writers. Cook says that you should read everything!
Writing Projects : Creative Writing Setting Activities
To encourage writing creatively about setting, engage students in a
detailed picture book about a particular setting, which encourages them to pay closer attention to surroundings. Assign a creative setting
assignment with advice from a writing instructor in this video.
Writing like Eric Carle, the "Picture Writer"
Students are introduced to Eric Carle, learn about the process he follows to write a book, and generate ideas for their own story. The internet is a wonderful tool to get to know authors. Although this video uses Eric Carle's website, the concept could be applied other websites. Run time 03:34.
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : Basic Sign Language for Telephone, Book, Radio
Learn how to sign telephone, book, radio, car, and story with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Oscar Wilde Bio 2
A&E Biography. Video starts in February 1879, Oscar Wilde moves to London, determined to sell himself as a professor of esthetics. He moved in with a friend, Frank Miles, a well known and well connected portrait painter. It was through him that Wilde made contact with the prestigious people. Everyone was talking about him, even the Prince of Wales. In 1880 he produced his first play, Vera; or the Nihi
Scientology Video: The Parts of Man
A video on The Parts of Man, illustrating our beliefs regarding the relationship of the body, mind and spirit. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be found in the encyclopedic reference book What Is Scientology? Howe
Scientology Video: The Components of Understanding
This video describes the Scientology principle of the A-R-C Triangle (Affinity, Reality and Communication), delineating the interrelationship of the components of understanding. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Scientology: A New Slant on Life. A full description of the religion, its many Churches and related social betterment programs can be
How to Analyze a Poem
Analyzing a poem requires paying attention to the form, if applicable, the story line and how it changes, the language and the word choices. Dissect a piece of poetry, looking especially for change in the character or tone, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. David M. Harris has taught English at Vanderbilt University and elsewhere. He has published poetry, essays, short fiction and a novel, and he has worked in book and magazine publishing. For midd
How to Teach a Child by Reading Aloud : Turning the Pages on Reading Aloud to Kids
Expert teacher shows the correct way to read a book aloud by turning the pages and wondering out what happens next; learn more reading tips in this video from Expert Village. This provides an excellent model of how parents and teachers should read aloud to their children.