Martha Speaks Series

Martha Says It with Flowers

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You can use this video for the final session of MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha wants to find a truly thoughtful gift for Grandma Lucille’s birthday. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, make a thank you card, read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. In addition, you can celebrate the end of the program by distributing the Certificates of Achievements for both Little Buddies and Big Buddies. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.

Key vocabulary: considerate, inconsiderate, thoughtful, sincere

Martha to the Rescue

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You can use this video for Session 2 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha yearns to be a hero just like her favorite TV star. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, make a SuperPup puppet, read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.

Key vocabulary: hero, rescue, brave, courageous

Inventions: Itchy Martha

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In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, Martha must wear a cone to stop her from scratching an injured ear, but the device scares Jake. Learn about how inventors devise ideas for new contraptions. T.D.’s dad creates several variations of the cone in order to stop Martha from scratching. However, some of the new gadgets create larger problems than scaring Jake. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs watch the video then come up with ideas for their own inventions. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.

Technology: Virtually Martha

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In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, follow Martha as she takes a made-up journey inside Alice’s computer. Students learn how computers can be used to communicate with other people and explore how to attach files to an email, store files in a folder, and send emails to others through a computer. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs watch the video, then plan out and write an email to Martha. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.

Measuring: Martha in the Doghouse

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Explore how mathematics can be used in construction with MARTHA SPEAKS. This video focuses on the importance of planning when problem solving and what it means to be an architect. After the video students can answer review questions in the interactive quiz.

Environment: Paws and Effect

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In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, Martha discovers the painful effects of littering. Alice, Helen, and T.D. share ideas on how to spread the word that littering hurts not only the environment but also those that live in it. When used as a part of Martha’s True Stories Buddies Program, buddy pairs can discuss how to get the message out about the consequences of littering while creating No Littering signs. To familiarize yourself with the program, begin by reading the Martha's True Stories Buddies Program: Overview.

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