Between the Lions Series

Between the Lions - Monkey Cheer: Jog

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Learn the word "jog" with the Magnificent Monkey Cheerleaders as they jog around Leona, in this video from Between the Lions: "It's Red! It's Green!"

Yesterday I Had the Blues

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, a boy tells us about how colors correspond to feelings and members of his family. The boy states that yesterday he had the blues, but that today he has the greens. The boy explains that his dad claims he has the grays, Sasha has the pinks, Talia has the indigos, Gram has the yellows, and Mama has the reds. The boy wonders if tomorrow he'll have the silvers. He concludes that his family is the type of family that makes you feel like it's all golden. Featured vocabulary includes: blues, greens, grays, pinks, indigos, yellows, reds, silvers, and golden. All words appear on screen. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency and Phonological Awareness.

Are You a Snail?

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In this story from Between the Lions, colorful illustrations introduce young children to the world of snails—slimy, slow-moving creatures that live in a shell, prefer damp places, eat leaves, and have one foot but no legs. Based on Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries.

Ten More Little Words

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, a large dinosaur puppet teaches a class of monkeys about ten little words through a song. These words promote reading fluency and include: I, he, they, with, was, his, are, on, as, and for. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency and Phonological Awareness.

Poem: Four Seasons

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, the Lions recite a poem describing the seasons. All words are shown on screen. Featured vocabulary includes: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The featured phonics is the "y" ending of adjectives. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

If You Were: A Bald Eagle

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This video segment from Between the Lions is a live action, non-fiction piece about what life would be like "if you were a bald eagle." It shows where eagles are born, what they eat, and how bald eagles lose their feathers at the age of one month-- until they become fledglings. At three months, eagles begin flying and learning how to catch food. At four or five years old, their heads and tail feathers are white. Male ealges stretch their wings to six feet, female eagles are bigger and can stretch their wings to eight feet. Adult eagles have babies called eaglets. The vocabulary words featured in this video include: bald eagle, aerie, fledgling, soar, wings, nest, and eaglets. This video segment provides a resource for Text Comprehension, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

Between the Lions - Arty Smartypants: Pants/Ants

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Learn the words "pants" and "ants" in this video with Arty Smartypants, from Between the Lions: "The Three-Legged Pot."

Opposite Bunny: yucky/yummy

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, an animated super-hero bunny uses his special power of opposites to change something yucky into something yummy. A yak eats a yucky banana peel instead of the banana. After the yak exclaims that it's yucky, the opposite bunny hops up and gives him a banana without the peel, which is yummy. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, and Phonological Awareness.

Between the Lions - Word Morph: Rock-Robin-Rowboat

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Examine this animated exploration of the similarities between different words, from Between the Lions: "River Story." Animated words morph from one word to another by changing letters. An easel is used to illustrate words. The vocabulary words rock, robin, and rowboat are featured. 

Q Without U

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This video segment from Between the Lions is a song about how you never see the letter “q” without the letter “u.” Featured “qu” words include: quiet, quick, quite, quote, equals, queen, inquire, quarter, quitter, quip, question, quest, quilt, require, squeeze, quiver, squawk, queasy, quack, and queer. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

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