Preschool

Viola Davis: Fiesta | Sesame Street

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Teach language, vocabulary and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!

Max’s Diary: Who’s at the Door | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max is just about to enjoy a delicious s’more when he hears a knock at the door. This unique feature is a great example of poetry, rhythm, and rhyme!

Book Reading and Learning from Context

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Observe how a teacher helps students use context clues to develop meanings for words.

Vamos a viajar en el autobús

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In this Spanish-language animation students board the bus and head to school, following all of the rules along the way. 

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!

Pudding on the Plate | StoryBlocks

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See a presentation of early literacy tips to increase caregivers' understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs. The presenters model the song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills. Parents and daycare providers can use Storyblocks to learn fun new rhymes and songs to share with children. Library staff can use Storyblocks to learn new rhymes and songs for storytime and tips they can pass along to caregivers in the library. The literacy tips and skills presented in this video follow the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) research-based program of early literacy in public libraries. This video was produced by Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy (CLEL) and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and Colorado libraries. The video is part of a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to help parents, caregivers, and library staff learn songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood.

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?

Max’s Diary: Pennies in a Pumpkin | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max uses pennies in his garden and reaps fruitful rewards!

I Love Words | Sesame Street

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Abby Cadabby sings a song about words she loves.

Direct Instruction

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Using this two-part video resource group, learn how a teacher uses direct instruction to develop students' strategic reading skills.

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