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Between the Lions - King Midas

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Learn the story of King Midas through vocabulary and a lesson about the value of friends and family, in this video from Between the Lions: "King Midas." Featured vocabulary includes “k” words like king, kid, kind, kooky, kettle, kumquat, kabobs, kale, kidney pie, ketchup, Kirk, kazoo, kiss, and kingdom.

Library Field Trip

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Going to the library is like going on a treasure hunt. There are books, computers, DVDs, audio books and so much more. Plus, it's all free! Join Penny and the KidVision VPK kids as they play in the children's area, learn how to put books in alphabetical order and find their favorites to check out.

How to Use Prepositions | No Nonsense Grammar

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Prepositions indicate locations, whether physical or in time. Around, in, outside, before, during. Prepositions help us know the when and where!

Between the Lions - Cliff Hanger, the River, and the Rain

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Explore "r" vocabulary as Cliff Hanger jumps into a rising river and grabs onto a salmon that pulls him up to safety, in this video from Between the Lions: "River Story." Learn vocabulary words river, rising, rapidly, remarkably, and rats.

Martha's Perspective - Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

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Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha defines the word perspective.

Utiliza este video para ayudar a niños a aprender vocabulario. Martha define la palabra perspectiva.

Sentence Combining | English Language Arts Strategies for Students with Cognitive Disabilities

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In this inclusive upper elementary classroom, two students are working together to combine short sentences into longer, more complex sentences. A fifth grade student is working with a peer with complex needs. They are supported by two different adults as they work to negotiate a mutually agreeable response. The video demonstrates effective strategies for engaging students with significant cognitive disabilities in literacy instruction.

How to Use Intensive Pronouns | No Nonsense Grammar

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Intensive pronouns add needed emphasis to a sentence. While they function similarly to reflexive pronouns, they differ in that the pronoun can be removed without altering the meaning of the sentence.

Poet Cynthia Zarin Reads from Her Work

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Poet Cynthia Zarin reads "Song," "Harriet" and "Spode Plate."

Indicating Letters with an Eye Gaze System | English Language Arts Strategies for Students with Cognitive Disabilities

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In this self-contained high school classroom, a teacher asks a student to identify an initial letter in a word. The student uses his color coded alphabet and eye gaze system to choose a letter. When the student chooses the final letter of the word instead of the initial letter, the teacher tells him the name of the letter he chose and the name of the initial letter. She then shows him where he should have looked to indicate the initial letter. The teacher supports the student throughout his thinking process and allows him plenty of wait time. The video demonstrates effective strategies for engaging students with significant cognitive disabilities in literacy instruction.

Immigration Debate

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Stacey Delikat reports from Arizona about their 2010 immigration law and the national debate that has ensued because of it. Explore the background, rationale, and implications of the 2010 Arizona immigration law. Understand the various positions taken in support of or opposition to the 2010 Arizona immigration law and critically evaluate the merits and legality of the law. Write creatively from various perspectives on the immigration issue.

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