Short A Song - Between the Lions
In this very short video from PBSKids series,  "Between the Lions", the group "14 Karat Soul" sings a quick doo wop style song using short "a" sounds. The words are primarily nonsense syllables such as "ramma" and "lamma", but they are shown in letters on the screen as they are mentioned in the song. (:18)
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Learn to Read-Short Vowel Sounds

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed.  In this video she shows how to teach or learn the short vowels.  These are easy ways to learn the short vowel sound.  She teaches how the short vowel sounds are on our body.  Video is of good quality and the ideas are very handy for teachers and adults.


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How to Teach Irregular Vowel Sounds
To teach irregular vowel sounds, think of several words with the
vowel sound, teach the words as sight words, and create a word bank with irregular vowel sounds. Have students work on irregular vowels
repeatedly with ideas from a writing instructor and former classroom
teacher.

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How to Teach Systematic & Explicit Phonics
Phonics begins with explicit instruction and teaching children
the alphabet by getting them familiar with the sound of each phoneme or letter through memorization. Learn from an English specialist how teachers can model sounds to teach phonemic awareness in this video.

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Bayeux Tapestry
Animated version of the Bayeux Tapestry. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley's Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. (Music and sounds of battle, etc., are added as well as some text.)

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Hard and Soft Sounds of the Letter "G"
This is a short animated cartoon video that explains the hard and soft sounds of the letter "g" through singing and display of words on the screen. (0:51)
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The Letter C and its two Sounds - Hard and Soft C
A teacher illustrates the hard and soft C sounds with various words, with help from images, an animated dog, etc. Professionally produced, part of an ABCtheKey.com series of videos. A song to help students remember when to use the soft "C" sound. (3:50)
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Between the Lions: "Cliff Hanger Comes to the Circus"

PBS Kids Video.  Soft and hard "c" sounds offer Cliff Hanger perhaps his best opportunity yet to escape from his cliff.  Some of the words are printed out on the video, video shows the different ways the letter “c” is used in words.  This video would be good for early readers, they can read along, it also helps with word recognition.


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Between the Lions: B.B. the King of Beasts - "Troubled by Y"
If there's a more acclaimed blues-singing big cat than B.B. the King of Beasts, we've yet to hear about him. And here, making his debut performing "Troubled by the Letter Y," is B.B the King of Beasts himself!  In this video B.B. sings about the different sounds that “Y” has and gives some words with the sounds in it.  Video is good quality, it is short, but discusses the sounds of the letter “Y”.  Video is good for early readers or chi
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Between the Lions: What's Cooking? - Hot Chop Drop Soup

Those lovable "Between the Lions" chefs, Theo and Cleo, are back with another highly unusual (but phonically correct!) kitchen masterpiece. This time they're cooking up some "Hot Chop Cheese Drop Soup in a Pot,” a dish that makes up in “short o” and “ch” sounds for what it lacks in culinary appeal!  Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize “short o” and “ch” words and sounds.
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Bird Sounds from the Lyre Bird
David Attenborough presents the amazing Lyre Bird, which mimics the calls of other birds - and chainsaws and camera shutters; in this video clip from The Life of Birds. This clever creature is one of the most impressive and funny in nature, with unbelievable sounds to match the beautiful pictures.  The Lyre can immitate sounds from over 20 different species as well as other sounds in his environment (like a car alarm). 
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Between the Lions: What's Cooking? - Beef in a Sheet

If you thought their "Squished Fish on a Dish" routine was great, wait till you see Theo and Cleo present their double-e-filled recipe for "Beef on a Sheet with No Beets or Greens!"  Words are spelled out and the characters read them.  Video is good quality, it is short, but shows words and helps children recognize double –e words and sounds.  Video is good for early readers.


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Between the Lions: "Cliff Hanger, the Mole, and the Rope

"Long o" words offer hope that, at long last, Cliff Hanger will be able to escape his perch hanging from a root on the side of a cliff. Video is in cartoon form and in good quality.  Some words in the video are shown printed out on the screen, this would be good for early readers.  Video also describes words with long “o” sounds.  Video is good for students learning or reviewing the long “o” sound and early readers.<
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Wildlife of the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is home to a bewildering array of wildlife, including macaws, toucans, tyrant flycatchers, capybaras, tapir, sloths, squirrel monkeys, etc. This short video has several short clips of these animals in their habitat. There is no commentary, just the sounds of nature.
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Learning to Read Phonics
The process of learning to read phonics is learning how to
decode letters into sounds. An English specialist explains how to teach young children to associate sounds with letters and letter groups in this clip.

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Teaching Reading-Phonics Lessons-Sounding Out Words
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. shows how to put letters together to make words.  Put letters on a board and then make the letter sounds.  After they make the initial sounds, move the letters closer together to make a word out of the sounds.  She shows many examples of this idea.  Idea would be easy for parents and teachers to do, the letters can be made on paper.  Video is of good quality and the idea she uses is good for parents and teachers.
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Reading Problems-Problems Remembering the Words

Bonnie Terry, M. Ed. answers this question:  “My son sounds out the same word five times during an easy reader and is not able to remember it.  How normal is this?  He is seven and a half.”  This could be due to a visual or an auditory memory.  Some things the parent may want to work on is short term or long term memory, such as Memory Game.  For additional activities check the instructor’s website or the web.  Video is o
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Special Kids: Animals, Birds and Fish
Specially designed for children with autism or other developmental
disabilities, this helpful and informative title from the Special Kids
series teaches children the difference between different animals and
different animal sounds, as well as where various animals live and what makes some animals good pets and others not. Encourages speech and communication skills, as well as labeling, generalization, reading, writing and association to objects.

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sc sk sl st sm sn sp sw - Consonant Blends
Blending two phonemes (sounds) together to make a cluster.  This is a slide show showing words with initial consonant blends sc,sk,sl,st, sm,sn,sp,and sw.  The narrator makes the initial consonant blend sound and then says words with pictures that make the sound blend.

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Alphabet Learning Video (song)
In this fun animation, children will learn the letters of the alphabet, and the sounds they make. First, the letter is presented, named, and the phonetic sound of the letter is given. Then, a graphical image of a word that begins with that letter is shown and named. Narrator adds "uh" sound to consonants. (2:34)
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