Author Ann Martin talks about Main Street
New York Times bestselling author Ann M. Martin talks about her newest series Main Street. Main Street came about after the Babysitters Club ended. She was not interested in writing another series. But then gave her the idea to write with a large group of characters. Her favorite thing about writing a series is that when she gets to the end of a book she knows there is always another one, she doesn't have to say good-bye to the characters. Favorite character in Main Street is Flora, because she
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
Pottery How to Guide (pt 7)
A How to Guide to Pottery. In this video ceramic pottery is shown and different types of pottery are discussed. This piece used mid-fired red clay. Just like there are different types of wood there are different types of clay that can be used.
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)
Recipes For Chemists
This NASA Connect Segment explores how scientists use recipes in chemistry to formulate new combinations and build new materials. Explains the difference between chemical and physical changes of substances.
How to Use Commas
Perhaps the most common aspect of punctuation within English, VideoJug
shows you how to use commas correctly. Follow our simple guide and
learn all you need to know about commas.
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)
How to Use Quotation Marks
VideoJug present you with a simple guide on how to properly use
quotation marks in your English writing. This great film will show you
everything you need to know about quotation marks including when and where to use them and use of double or single quotation marks.
How Telescopes Work - Ways to Gather Light
This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. This video explains how telescopes gather light to aid the human eye to see objects that are light years away and is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
The Stars - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This is a fascinating short video that instructs the viewer about the stars and how to identify them. There's an amazing range of color in the stars - from subtle to striking. Here's how to best see distant suns. This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
Planets - Special Tricks to See More With Telescopes
This video episode shows how to best observe the other worlds of our Solar System by using proper settings and special filters. This is an episode of "The Star Party", a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes & Binoculars. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
The Star Party - Fascinating Objects in the Night Sky (Telescopes)
This is a short video enticing you to explore the skies above. There are a great many wonders to see in the night sky. A telescope is your magic carpet, your time machine and much more. This is an episode of "The Star Party," a video guide to amateur astronomy from the crew of Orion Telescopes. Suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
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)