ELA

ELA (X) - Spanish (X)

The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

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Vashti doesn't think she can draw, but her teacher encourages her to "just make a mark and see where it takes you." Vashti at first ventures one small and unremarkable dot, but is soon making big d

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Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:06
The Dot / El Punto (English and Spanish Versions)

Chato and the Party Animals (English and Spanish Versions)

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Chato, a cool cat first introduced in Chato's Kitchen, throws a birthday party for his friend Novio Boy.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:14
Chato and the Party Animals (English and Spanish Versions)

Searching the Internet (2004)

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Using both the free Web and the invisible Web, students will learn how to focus, strategize, refine and evaluate their research throughout the search process.

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Middle
High
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00:23
Searching the Internet

Avoiding Plagiarism (2004)

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Throughout their lives, successful people use information to make decisions, solve problems and communicate more effectively. Based on information literacy standards, this series helps students learn to navigate our complex, information-rich world through the development of critical research skills and the ability to access, evaluate and use information.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Avoiding Plagiarism

Evaluating Sources (2004)

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Throughout their lives, successful people use information to make decisions, solve problems and communicate more effectively. Based on information literacy standards, this series helps students learn to navigate our complex, information-rich world through the development of critical research skills and the ability to access, evaluate and use information.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Evaluating Sources

Media Literacy (2004)

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We live in a world saturated with media: Media Literacy is the ability to understand these messages and make informed decisions by learning to access, analyze, evaluate and even create various forms of media.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Media Literacy

Organizing Research (2004)

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A successful research project depends on evaluating, analyzing and selecting information; developing and refining a thesis; and using quotes effectively to support an argument. The key to tying together solid sources, credible facts and supporting details into a cohesive and effective product is organization.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Organizing Research

Presenting & Communicating Research (2004)

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In every research project comes the moment of truth: the presentation. Whether presented orally, in print or via multimedia, all effective presentations possess thoughtful content, a solid structure and an appropriate format for the target audience.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Presenting & Communicating Research

Creative & Narrative Writing (2006)

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From fiction to nonfiction, short stories to poems to memoirs, creative and narrative writing often stem from writers' imaginations or personal interests, weaving together believable characters, settings, and plots.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Creative & Narrative Writing

Writing Expository Essays (2006)

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Presents the basics of expository writing, from composing the introduction and the thesis statement to assembling body paragraphs to writing an effective conclusion.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Expository Essays

Writing Effective Paragraphs (2006)

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Writers, ranging from a sportswriter for a school newspaper to a student working on a research project, demonstrate the processes of developing a focused thesis statement as well as structuring and writing solid introductory, supporting and concluding paragraphs.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Effective Paragraphs

Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes (2006)

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This program suggests strategies to help discern the appropriate tone for a piece of writing based on purpose and audience. Student writers, ranging from an avid cyclist on a fundraising campaign for an upcoming school trip to a writer communicating with her fellow club members on the Internet, use formal and informal writing to accomplish their task.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing for Formal & Informal Purposes

Writing Persuasive Essays (2006)

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In this program, a young writer must compose a convincing letter to the school news paper to win his classmates' votes for student council, while another writer is challenged to research and write a supporting argument in favor of an issue that she feels strongly against.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Writing Persuasive Essays

Creating a Tall Tale (2006)

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What are the ingredients of a tall tale? Like any story, a tall tale includes characters, a setting, a problem and a solution. But in a tall tale, ordinary characters -- whether fictional or based on real people or occupations -- may face extraordinary challenges and prevail with outlandish solutions, or may conquer ordinary problems in inventive ways.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Creating a Tall Tale

Paul Bunyan (2006)

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Meet Paul Bunyan, a lumberjack taller than the highest Minnesota pines, who is strong enough to fell ten trees with a single swing of his axe and has the ingenuity to conquer a swarm of beesquitoes.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Paul Bunyan

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