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Reading a Picture Book with a Child | Length 4:18 |
In this video, based on the Verizon Literacy Network podcast For Parents of Preschoolers-Talking About Stories, Episode 1: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you will see excerpts of an adult demonstrating the Before, During, and After strategy with a young reader. The child in this video is already familiar with the book, but watch for the signs of interest and engagement, even on a repeat reading. Changing what you do for the Before, During, and After activities can make an old favorite seem new again.
Observing and Discussing with a Child | Length 1:43 |
In this video, an adult prompts a child to view an animal on a zoo webcam. Observing and discussing can take many different forms, largely because observation is an unpredictable process. Looking at plants as they grow in a garden, for example, will be very different from observing otters in an aquarium. No matter the situation, this video offers you guidance on how you can capitalize on a child's curiosity and turn any interesting event into an opportunity for learning.
Sound Hike | Length 2:29 |
In this video, based on the activity, children can listen to sounds and try to guess at what they might be. The video contains slides with no picture (just audio), followed by slides with the picture and audio, after students have had a chance to guess what the sound may be. This video may be used as "practice" before taking an actual sound hike outside of the home.
Making a Stapleless Book | Length 2:53 |
Persuasive Techniques in Advertising | Length 5:54 |
This video deepens students’ understanding of the concepts of pathos, logos, and ethos with visual examples. The video explains how the television, print, and online advertisements utilize the three rhetorical strategies. The narration in the commercial further explains their use in each advertisement.