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the.dollar: iPhone Launch

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Follow the.News correspondent Stacy Delikat as she reports on the hype, impact and possible outcomes of the the iphone prior to its release. Learn how Apple's stock and the public perception of the company can play a role in the market economy.

Whose Shoes?

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This video features Steve Swinburne reading Whose Shoes?, Pennsylvania's One Book Every Young Child 2011 selection. The photograph concept book for children ages 3 to 6 encourages them to guess Whose Shoes? after seeing a clear color photo of a pair of shoes. Pictures of the owners range from a ballerina to a clown.

The author includes a photo of a multicultural group of smiling children wearing adult shoes. The joy of taking off your shoes, no matter how old you are, is stressed. Finally, the book asks the reader: whose shoes do you want to wear one day?

Between the Lions - Pig and Her House

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Learn relational vocabulary in this animated story about Pig and her house, in this video from Between the Lions: "Pigs, Pigs, Pigs!" Featured vocabulary includes in front, behind, next to, far away, on top, and under.

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.

Jules Quest | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words quest, scroll, artifact, and excavate with The Electric Company on a mysterious quest. Jessica discovers an ancient scroll that leads her on a scavenger hunt throughout the neighborhood. Will the scroll lead Jessica to hidden treasure or an even bigger surprise?

A Clubhouse Mystery | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!

MONTANA SHAKES! WordSmashing: Language Workshop

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Your elementary students will love Shakespeare! Create, learn, and pantomime new words! Shakespeare loved to create new words and to play creatively with the meaning of words, so can you.  This workshop is based on the MT SHAKES! 2016 adaptation of a Midsummer Night's Dream. This workshop is designed to introduce students to the creative capacity of words.  Students will:

  • Identify examples of and explore meaning in figurative language found in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Ask and answer questions about words and details in the text
  • Explore the relationship between words and their sounds
  • Investigate the importance of word choice (poetry and rhythm of words and their sounds)

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!"

One Bad Apple | The Electric Company

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Learn about the vocabulary words western, positive, negative, conflict, and confident with The Electric Company when words won't come to a writing student. PJ has to write a story for his creative writing class, but his assignment has given him a bad case of writer's block. Can Lisa help him write a Western that takes place in a refrigerator?

Some Frequently Confused Words | No Nonsense Grammar

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Some words in English can look and sound similar, but have entirely different meanings. Keep an eye and ear out for them!

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