Between the Lions Series

Read a Book Today!

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, the Lion family sings about different types and genres of books. This video segment provides a resource for Book and Print Awareness.

Fred: Musical Instruments

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Freds follows floating instruments and acts out playing them as he makes the sound for each one. He forms a marching “band” by himself. The names of the instruments are stated at the end of the clip and are: drum, tuba, tumpet, and flute. This video segment provides a resource for Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Phonics, and Fluency.

The Three Little Pigs

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Lionel the Lion models reading aloud as he reads the story of The Three Little Pigs to Leona. Elements of an effective read-aloud featured in this segment include: introducing a story, a repeated reading, highlighting words as they are read, and other concepts of print.

Making Bread

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Anthony visits a bakery where he learns about the characteristics of different kinds of breads. There are long breads, round breads, crunchy bread, and soft bread. Then Anthony learns how to make bread using the typical bread ingredients: flour, salt, yeast, vegetable oil, honey, and water. They toss from the outside to the inside and then knead the dough. They divide the dough for two loaves and then fold the dough, place it seam-side down in the oven, then let it rise. Then they taste te bread. The recipe is then reviewed. Key vocabulary words include: bread, long, round, crunchy, soft, crisp, flour, salt, yeast, vegetable oil, honey, water, kneading, dough, loaves, oven, and baking. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

Ruby Sings the Blues

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This video segment from Between the Lions features an animated story about a little girl who is always very loud but learns how to control the volume of her voice through singing. Ruby has a very loud voice. Her parents and teacher try to teach her how to speak more softly. Out on the playground, Ruby is loud again, and her schoolmates complain about how loud she talks. Nobody wants to play with Ruby because she is so loud. Ruby gets sad, and doesn't speak at all on her way home from school. A saxophone player and a jazz singer visit Ruby and ask if they can teach her how to use her voice to sing. Ruby takes singing lessons after school every day. The neighborhood now loves to hear Ruby sing. All words are seen on screen. Featured vocabulary include: loud, quiet, volume, singing, yell, and holler. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

Between the Lions - Fred Says: Rooster

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Hear Fred practice sounding out the word “rooster” part by part, in this video segment from Between the Lions: "Priceless Gifts."

Cliff Hanger and the Giant Snail

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, Cliff Hanger is hanging from a cliff when suddenly he hears a Giant African Snail calling to him. The snail tells Cliff that he will go and fetch someone to rescue Cliff. Cliff waits through autumn, winter, spring, and summer, but then realizes that the snail has only moved seven feet. Cliff Hanger cannot hold on much longer... Featured vocabulary includes autumn, winter, spring, and summer. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Text Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

Surfin' the Web

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This video segment from Between the Lions is a mixed media song about using the internet to find out information for things like butterflies, apple picking, pumpkin picking, dogs, Between the Lions songs, and beach life. The song also has lyrics about logging on, blogging, and sites. This video segment provides a resource for Phonological Awareness and Book and Print Awareness.

Summer Is fun in Alaska!

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This video segment from Between the Lions features kids from Alaska who show their favorite summer games and activities. All text appears on screen. Featured Vocabulary: summer, walk, play, berry picking, help, ride, boat, swimming, and soccer. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

Stone Soup

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This video segment from Between the Lions is an original, animated story based on the popular folktale “Stone Soup.” Aliens visit a town and request food but nobody wants to share. The aliens decide to make stone soup and everybody decides to contribute ingredients for the communal meal. The video emphasizes the "s" sound and features the following words: sweeping, sidewalks, sifting, sandboxes, sorting, socks, sudden, sky, saw, spaceship, sight, sorts, secret, sorry, special, stone, soup, supper, sounds, strange, simmering, seven, seconds, salt, since, somewhere, spoon, savory, soy sauce, second, some, slurp, still, satisfied, squash, succotash, salsa, satsumas, stuff, superb, sublime, simply stupendous, succulent, superior, salad, salmon, sausage, schnitzel, stuffed, and sole. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

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