A Chat with Lois Lowry
Kid reporter Hannah Spicijaric interviews Lois Lowry. In this interview Hannah asks about her new book "THE WILLOUGHBYS", Where did you get the idea for such a funny book? She explains the idea came from books she read when she was younger. She loved to read. Lowry says she really pictured herself as an author for adults, but a children's book editor contacted her and asked her to write a book for young people. She continued to write for both audiences for awhile, however she found that young pe
Kindergarten Pre-Writing Lesson: Words and Pictures
This video is a Kindergarten pre-writing lesson helping students to form sentences. Word cards and a picture book are a part of the lesson used to help students to put a sentence together. The teacher then models writing the sentence first and gives the students an opportunity to write each letter as she completes one.
Don't Let the Pigeon Skip School
1st grade students created a book using exclamation marks as well as other punctuation.
Vocabulary Words From 'Is Your Mama a Llama?'
This book is a student favorite and this video features words from the book, images (not necessarily from the book), and definitions. This video is a great additional tool. Screens are easy to read and the words are large enough to be seen in the classroom.
Scientology Video: The Emotional Tone Scale
The Emotional Tone Scale is drawn from the greater body of Scientology materials on the mind and spirit. It is a tool that can be used in everyday life to ease the strains of social interaction. 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 bettermen
Scientology Video: The Eight Dynamics
This video describes our beliefs regarding the primary motivating force in life and how this, in turn, explains one's relationship to family, mankind and God. What goal does every living thing have in common? Survival. 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
Scientology Video: An Introduction to Scientology Auditing
The following video serves as an introduction to the central practice of Scientology -- auditing. Discovered, developed and codified by L. Ron Hubbard, the procedures of auditing represent a vast body of technology. In Scientology churches around the world, Scientologists learn the skills of auditing and use them to achieve spiritual enlightenment and freedom. For anyone who would like to find out what Scientologists believe and practice, the best source of information are L. Ron Hubbard's books
Scientology Video: Love and Hate -- What is Greatness?
Conflict or tolerance, cooperation or opposition, love or hate -- such are the questions of both daily living and international affairs. While every person of goodwill would like others to treat them as they themselves would like to be treated, such is often not the case. When subjected to hatred, what then is the answer to one's own happiness? In answer to that question, this is what the Scientology religion believes. This is an audio presentation from the book Scientology: A New Slant on Life
President Obama reading Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are"
This video shows the President reading the book "Where the wild things are". This event occured on April 13, 2009 at the White House Easter roll.
A video clip about adverbs. An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of other words, phrases, or sentences. Visuals would make a great study guide; however speaker is monotone and not very entertaining. Video would probably serve older students better (Running Time 2:32).
Between the Lions: What's Cooking - Rubbed & Hugged Mutton Do you know how to cook "rubbed and hugged mutton in a buttered tub"? You will if you watch this cooking segment hosted by gourmet lion chefs Theo and Cleo as they teach you about the “short u” sound. Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize “short u” words and the sound it makes. Video is good for early readers.
Do you know how to cook "rubbed and hugged mutton in a buttered tub"? You will if you watch this cooking segment hosted by gourmet lion chefs Theo and Cleo as they teach you about the “short u” sound. Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize “short u” words and the sound it makes. Video is good for early readers.
How to Make an Origami Book
This video provides visual instuctions for making an origami book. (4:47)
Sarah Dessen Interview for Along for the Ride - readergirlz presents
Teen book author Sarah Dessen answers interview questions from a former classmate, Melissa Walker (Chapel Hill High School, North Carolina, US) about her book Along for the Ride. for readergirlz. The interview is conducted in Dessen's high school library. Sound is not always audible. (2:17)
Author Sarah Dessen Interview for her book, Lock and Key - Penguin
Teen author Sarah Dessen discusses her book, Lock and Key. She talks about the people and places that inspired the character and setting of the book. In this video she drives and walks through the streets of Carrboro and Chapel Hill to explain the setting of her books. (2:54)
Sarah Dessen : Along for the Ride Interview
Teen author Sarah Dessen talks about the making of her book, Along for the Ride. She discusses the inspiration behind her book about a high school girl riding a bike, girl meets boy escapism about "the appeal of failure." (3:03)
Young At Heart: Judy Blume - Featured on The News Hour: 1 of 2
Jeff Brown interviews Judy Blume. In this interview Judy Blume is 66 years old. This interview took place the morning after she received an award from the National Book Foundation in a book store in New York City. She was the first author to win this award for young people's literature. She wrote these books, starting in the 1970's, when she was a wife and mother. She talks about how she loved to read when she was young and how she wanted to relate to the child and the family in the book. (4:0
Where the Wild Things Are
An animation of the book "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
Duck for President by Doreen Cronin Campaign Video
This short, clever video is patterned after campaign videos of American politicians: "Duck for President. Left wing, right wing, a fresh bill on capital hill." It promotes the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin. Colorful, with male narrator and music. Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin won a Caldecott honor from the American Library Association for a previous picture book collaboration. (0:50)
Anatomy of the Lens
Description of the anatomy of the lens of the eye. Short animation of a diagram with text and computer generated narration. Grades 9-12. 45 sec.
Context Clues - How to Help Your Child
This is a video for parents on how to use context clues with children. All one needs is a dictionary and a book that the child is interested in.