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Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

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This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.” Pastoricta is a shepherd girl who has lost her sheep. When she does find them, they are missing their tails. After searching, she finds their tails and sews them back on with thread and honey.

Montana Mosaic: Jeannette Rankin Search for Peace

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Jeannette Rankin is noted as the first American Congressperson and the only person to vote against entry into both World Wars.  Voting against entry into WWII sealed her fate as far as elected office went and she spent the post-war years - until her death at age 92 - continuing her campaign against US involvement in any "foreign" war.

Skills | The Electric Company

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Keith is invited to join the Electric Company, but before he can take the oath, Francine swoops in and steals his special skill. Can the Electric Company help him get it back, or will Keith be powerless forever? Explore the vocabulary words skill, feature, athlete and visualize.

My Favorite Word: fabulous

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This video segment from Between the Lions is a table top puppetry song that illustrates synonyms for the word “good” using a stage setting and opera singers. The featured synonyms for the word “good” include: fabulous, marvelous, splendid, fantastic, terrific, and swell. The soloist's favorite from this list is fabulous. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, and Phonological Awareness.

Between the Lions - Dinos Read: Veterinarian

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Learn how to identify the meaning of the word, "veterinarian" with two animated dinosaurs, in this video from Between the Lions: "The Hungry Coat." The dinosaurs learn that they must read through an entire word before assuming its meaning.

Skits and Martha Bake a Cake - Martha Speaks

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Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.

Este video se centra en ayudar a niños para aprender vocabulario y entender los conceptos de educación STEM. Skits y Martha hacen un pastel para Helen.

Learning Letters: Emphasis on Letter Identification

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Watch a PreK class engaged in a shared reading of an alphabet book. Notice how the teacher enhances instruction with techniques that develop students' oral language during the reading of the book.

How to Capitalize Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

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Capitalizing titles of books, movies, etc. can be tricky at first glance, but is easy to figure out. Remember to capitalize the first word, last word, and any important words within the title.

I Love Contractions

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In this video segment from Between the Lions, the singers of Fonix sing about their love for contractions — the making of two words into one. The singers sing and dance among and on animated animals and flowers in various environments, such as fields, oceans, and cities, while the contractions appear written out as they are sung. Featured contractions include: here’s, there’s, it’s, don’t, let’s, we’ll, and you’ll. The featured vocabulary word is apostrophe. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development.

Using Proper Punctuation for Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

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Small works (short stories, essays, magazine and newspaper articles, etc.) are indicated with the use of quotation marks. Larger works, such as books or movies, are indicated either through italics (in typing) or underlining (handwriting).

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