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Black History Month - highlighting several African Americans who made a difference

The Wise Channel created several videos for Black History Month highlighting African Americans who made a difference in our history. At the end of the videos there are discussion questions for the classroom teacher and students. The videos are engaging and short.

Notice and Note Fiction

Notice and note signposts including aha moments, contrast and contradiction, words of the wise, etc....

Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from childhood to becoming a Supreme Court Justice.


Dog of the Sea Waves

In this fictional account of the discovery of the Hawai-ian Islands, James Rumford takes us back more than fifteen hundred years to meet five Polynesian brothers who are about to explore a new world.


How Raven Got His Crooked Nose

An Alaskan Dena'ina Fable


Letting Swift River Go

Relates Sally Jane's experience of changing times in rural America, as she lives through the drowning of the Swift River towns in western Massachusetts to form the Quabbin Reservoir.


Red Bird Sings

A beautifully rendered book that touches on the life of this unsung Yankton Sioux personality during her years from the 1880's to the 1930's.


Crossing Bok Chitto

Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle blends songs, flute, and drum to bring the lore of the Choctaw Nation to life in lively historical, personal, and traditional storie


Dirt On Their Skirts

You had to be really, really good to play in the 1946 championship game between the Racine Belles and the Rockford Peaches. Sitting in the stands, Margaret thrills to every crack of the bat. Someday she hopes to join her heroes like Sophie "the Flash" Kurys and Betty "Moe" Trezza. As the ball hurtles toward the plate, Margaret can almost feel what it would be like to be in that batter's position, arms tensed, bat held high.As we see this historic game in the annals of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League through the eyes of a fictional young girl, Dirt on Their Skirts is a potent reminder that women athletes have inspired young fans throughout the twentieth century. Based on written accounts and on the memories of the players themselves, this exciting story is for all those sandlot sluggers whose hearts beat a little faster whenever they hear the words?"Play ball!"


Sewing the Rainbow

Gilbert Baker always knew he wanted a life full of color and sparkle. In his small, gray, flat Kansas hometown, he helped his grandma sew and created his own art whenever he could. It wasn’t easy; life tried over and over again to make Gilbert conform. But his sparkle always shone through. He dreamed of someday going somewhere as vibrant and colorful as he was


Kiki's Journey

Kiki is a city girl who calls Los Angeles home. But home is also a place filled with expressions of her family's Tiwa Indian heritage. Her parents left the Taos Pueblo reservation long ago, and Kiki hasn't been back since she was a baby. She hardly even remembers what the Pueblo is like, until she returns with her parents during spring break. Suddenly, Kiki feels like a tourist in a place that should feel like home.


High As A Hawk

In "High as a Hawk," 8 year old Harriet musters all her inner strength to climb Longs Peak with her guide, Enos Mills. But their journey was not without its obstacles.


We Are Water Protectors

When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth And poison her people’s water, one young water protector Takes a stand to defend Earth’s most sacred resource



Embarking on a new life, Zoe and her family journey west to the Nebraska Territory in the 1800s. When Zoe and her family arrive at their claim, nothing distinguishes it from the miles and miles of surrounding prairie. Even after they build their soddie, the home can't be seen from any distance. Zoe has never seen Papa so happy or Mama so sad. But when she takes a trip to the small prairie town with Papa, Zoe sees something that might make a difference to their new soddie, and to Mama's life, too.


Tasunka, A Lakota Horse Legend

Curiosity leads a young warrior to track a new animal. It leads him far from home, but at last, he finds a herd of the strange new creatures. They are horses that shimmer with color and run swiftly like the wind. The Lakota capture and tame them, and the people grow rich and powerful. They become filled with pride. Whit their newfound strength they rule over the plains. Then the Great Spirit, who gave the gift of the horse, takes it away.


A Map Into The World

Hmong American Day Read Aloud is celebrated every year during the week of May 14. This year the event is being held virtually and celebrated throughout the entire week of May 11 to May 15. This event highlights and uplifts Hmong language, literacy, culture, and history.


Paint The Wind

Paint the Wind joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate. But then she moves to the vast Wyoming wilderness where her mother's family awaits -- kind, rugged people who have no tolerance for lies. They challenge Maya to confront the truth about who she is. And a mysterious mustang called Artemisia waits, too. She holds the key to Maya's freedom. But to find it, Maya will have to risk everything, including her life


A Place Where Sunflowers Grow

Under the harsh summer sun, Mari’s art class has begun. But it’s hard to think of anything to draw in a place where nothing beautiful grows — especially a place like Topaz, the internment camp where Mari’s family and thousands of other Japanese Americans have been sent to live during World War II. Somehow, glimmers of hope begin to surface — in the eyes of a kindly art teacher, in the tender words of Mari’s parents, and in the smile of a new friend. Amy Lee-Tai’s sensitive prose and Felicia Hoshino’s stunning mixed-media images show that hope can survive alongside even the harshest injustice.


Big Moon Tortilla

Marta Enos is having a bad day. It begins when the wind blows her homework out the window and the dogs chew it to pieces. Her grandmother consoles her with a tortilla as "big and pale as a rising full moon," along with ancient words of advice. This charming story, set on a Papago reservation in southern Arizona near the Mexican border, offers Native American wisdom that helps children--and adults as well--put their problems in perspective


Mountain Chef

How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service


The Tree Lady

The true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever. Written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry.


Art Magazine Interviews Raina Telgemeier

An interview with the author of Smile


Thirty Minutes Over Oregon

The devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drew the United States into World War II in 1941. But few are aware that several months later, the Japanese pilot Nobuo Fujita dropped bombs in the woods outside a small town in coastal Oregon. This is the story of those bombings, and what came after, when Fujita returned to Oregon twenty years later, this time to apologize. This remarkable true story, beautifully illustrated in watercolor, is an important and moving account of reconciliation after war.


A Day with Yayah

Set in the Nicola Valley, British Columbia, a First Nations family goes on an outing to gather edible plants and mushrooms. The grandmother, Yahya, passes down her knowledge of the natural world to her young grandchildren. In this story, the Interior Salish language is shared to name some of the traditional plants and mushrooms and other important words.


Maya Lin

Designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. An artist of light and lines



Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan's space-age lounge music--popular in the fifties and sixties--has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh's fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel's spirit to life.


Midnight Teacher

Born into slavery around 1821 in Petersburg, Virginia, Lilly Ann Granderson secretly learned to read and write from her master's children. Lilly Ann read everything she could get her hands on, and through newspapers, she learned of places in the North where slavery had been abolished. She longed to have that freedom too.


Abe's Honest Words

The life of Abraham Lincoln


Bad News for Outlaws

The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves and his courage


Soldier For Equality

José de la Luz Sáenz (Luz) believed in fighting for what was right. Though born in the United States, Luz often faced prejudice because of his Mexican heritage. Determined to help his community, even in the face of discrimination, he taught school—children during the day and adults in the evenings.


Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

When Mr. Okra drives by in his iconic, painted truck piled high with garden-fresh fruits and vegetables, people hear him calling his wares. Mr. Okra’s asparagus is rounded like the steeples of St. Louis Cathedral, and his eggplants are as dark as the coffee at Café du Monde. Bright illustrations of tasty, healthy food pop from the pages of this mouthwatering romp around familiar New Orleans locations. Readers follow the beloved local and his truck as he brings food and song to the city


Lailah's Lunch Box, A Ramadan Story

Lailah recently moved from Abu Dhabi to Peachtree City, GA, and while she misses her friends back in the Middle East, she is very excited to be old enough to fast during Ramadan. However, being new is one thing, but being different is another. What if her class doesn't know what Ramadan is? What if she is the only one fasting? Lailah falters when it is time to give Mrs. Penworth a note asking that she be excused from lunch, and she has to endure the tempting smells of food and kind offers of her classmates to share lunch. After escaping to the foodless library, the school librarian encourages Lailah to write down her feelings and share them with her teacher. After all, who knows what could come of sharing her culture?


The Escape of Robert Smalls

The Escape of Robert Smalls: a daring voyage out of slavery by Jehan Jones-Radgowski illustrated by Poppy Kang


The Case for Loving

For most children these days it would come as a great shock to know that before 1967, they could not marry a person of a race different from their own. That was the year that the Supreme Court issued its decision in Loving v. Virginia.This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington, D.C. But when they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested (in dramatic fashion) for violating that state's laws against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court - and won!


Super Satya Saves the Day

Super Satya is ready to have a super day, including finally conquering the tallest slide in Hoboken. But things take a not-so-super turn when she realizes her superhero cape is stuck at the dry cleaner. Will she be able to face her fears, help her friends, and be the true hero everyone knows she is? Super Satya Saves the Day, introduces Satya, a precocious Indian-American superhero, who is ready to save the day, even if she doesn't always know it right away!


Papa is a Poet

Papa is a Poet: a story about Robert Frost by Natalie S. Bober.


Sisters and Champions

An inspiring picture book sports biography about two of the greatest female tennis players of all-time! Venus and Serena Williams: Best friends. Sisters. Champions.


The Vast Wonder of the World

Ernest Everett Just was not like other scientists of his time. He saw the whole, where others saw only parts. He noticed details others failed to see. He persisted in his research despite the discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. His keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life. Through stunning illustrations and lyrical prose, this picture book presents the life and accomplishments of this long overlooked scientific pioneer.”


The Hallelujah Flight

During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart, he fixed up the dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane with his co-pilot and mechanic, Thomas Allen, earning them the derisive nickname, “The Flying Hobos.” But with the help of friends and family along the way who signed their names on the wings of the plane in exchange for food, fuel and supplies, Banning and Allen made it through treacherous weather and overcame ruthless prejudice to receive a heroes’ welcome upon landing in New York on October 9, 1932. This exceptional story of determination and pride, shown through John Holyfield’s energetic flight scenes and sweeping landscapes, will put you in the cockpit right alongside Banning and Allen as they complete the journey of a lifetime.


Thanks to the Animals

Little Zoo Sap and his family are moving from their summer home on the coast to their winter home in the deep woods. Unnoticed, the youngster tumbles off the end of the sled. Alone, cold, and frightened, Zoo Sap cries, and his cries attract the forest animals. Beginning with beaver and ending with the great bald eagle, the animals rush to protect the baby and shelter him from the cold until his father returns for him.


The Oldest Student

The story of how Mary Walker learned to read


The Power of her Pen

The story of groundbreaking journalist Ethel Payne.


Mr Crum's Potato Predicaments

George Crum invents the potato chip in this fictional account of a true story. Mr. Crum is indeed believed to have invented this tasty snack. Written by Anne Renaud and illustrated by Felicita Sala


Charlie Takes His Shot

How Charlie Sifford broke the color barrier in Golf.


Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie

Bring Me Some Apples and I'll Make You a Pie is written by Robbin Gourley


If You Were a Kid during the Civil Rights Movement?

An important Kids Book on racism, segregation and the importance of a right to protest.


Who Was Rosa Parks?

Biography of Rosa Parks



Former Major League Baseball player, and kidSTREAM Board Member, Joe Borchard, reads "Teammates" by Peter Golenbock. This is the story of how two men changed the face of baseball. Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, and Pee Wee Reese accepted him as a teammate.


This Jazzman

Mr. Reed reads a story about a jazz band, then performs an original song.


Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?

African American inventors



Harriet Tubman


Tiny Stitches

The life of medical pioneer Vivien Thomas


Little Leaders, Bold Women in Black History

Featuring the stories of: Alma Woodsey Thomas, Alice Ball, Ella Fitzgerald and Audre Lorde


The Girl With A Mind For Math ~ The Story of Raye Montegue

It takes GRIT to acheive your dreams! Don't let anyone stand in your way! Listen to the Reading Teacher read this wonderful, inspiring story!


A Piñata in a Pine Tree

A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Tweve Days of Christmas An award-winning author, Pat Mora, and a rising star artist, Magaly Morales, have put a festive Latino twist on "The Twelve Days of Christmas". They've populated it with piñatas in place of partridges, plus burritos bailando (dancing donkeys), lunitas cantando (singing moons), and much more, all displayed in the most vivid colors imaginable. In this version a little girl receives gifts from a secret amiga, whose identity is a sweet surprise at the book's conclusion. There are things to find and count in Spanish on every page, with pronunciations provided right in the pictures and a glossary and music following the story. This joyous fiesta will warm even the coldest of hearts.


T'was Noche Buena

A Latin twist to "T'was the Night Before Christmas.


The Miracle of the First Poinsettia A Mexican Christmas Story

Fuzzy and Snowy read the book called "The Miracle of the First Poinsettia A Mexican Christmas Story".


The Legend of the Poinsettia

This is a live reading of "The Legend of the Poinsettia" Author: Tomie De Paola Illustrator: Tomie DePaola


How to Draw a Poinsettia

Learn how to draw a beautiful Christmas poinsettia!


Christmas Traditions in Mexico (Posadas)

A 6 minute run-through of the traditions Mexicans celebrate during Christmas including Posadas...language is English


The Night of Las Posadas - Tomie dePaola (read aloud)

A dramatic reading of Tomie dePaola's book The Night of Las Posadas with artwork (no text).


PETIT PAPA NOËL Paroles French song

Little Father Christmas lyrics English translation Santa Claus


Megan Hess Claris the Chicest Mouse in Paris Read Aloud Book

Claris the Chicest Mouse in Paris By Megan Hess


The Little Reindeer Book Read Aloud For KIDS!

The Little Reindeer written by Nicola Killen


C'était la veille de Noël

Read aloud of the story T'was the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore in french.


Epcot French Storyteller Père Noël

Epcot French Storyteller Père Noël. Festival of the Holidays 2019 Celebrate Christmas around the world at Walt Disney World's Festival of the Holidays. Listen as Père Noël tells a story about Christmas in France. Père Noël is the legendary french gift giver similar to Santa Claus.


Christmas Decorations in Paris

Let celebrate Christmas and New Year in Paris. Experience the magic Christmas atmosphere in Paris and discover the city by night with its beautiful lights and decorations.


Christmas in Paris

This video (captured during Christmas in Paris 2019) will show you all the most magical things to do in Paris at Christmas time, from epic lighting displays and free ice skating to where to drink the best hot chocolate.


Kwanzaa - A True Book

Kwanzaa... What is it? How's it celebrated? Mrs. K. reads aloud Kwanzaa (A True Book), by Dana Meachen Rau, to discuss the origins, symbols, and celebration of Kwanzaa, the holiday that focuses on African American history, culture, and experiences.


Merry Christmas Splat

It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom, and in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his Christmas is ruined along with his hopes for a really big present. From bestselling author Rob Scotton


Home Alone Christmas Read Aloud

Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister wished his family would disappear. He never thought the wish would come true! Home Alone arrived in theaters twenty-five years ago and remains the #1 highest-grossing live-action comedy film of all time. Now, illustrator Kim Smith has reimagined the story as a classic Christmas fable--complete with bumbling burglars, brilliant booby-traps, and a little boy named Kevin who's forced to fend for himself. Through a series of comic adventures, Kevin learns lessons about responsibility and the importance of family. With an amusing read-aloud story and enchanting, immersive illustrations, this charming adaptation can be enjoyed year after year alongside The Polar Express, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and other Christmas storybook classics.


How to Catch an Elf

ABOUT THE BOOK It's Christmas Eve, your traps are set. You've made your secret plans. And now the elf is coming to your house, so catch him if you can! You've been waiting all year long, and now it's finally Christmas Eve! Is this the year you'll finally catch an elf?


Happy Hanukkah Curious George

Follow along with Grandma as she reads aloud HAPPY HANUKKAH CURIOUS GEORGE. It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George


Binny's Diwali

Celebrate Diwali with this Read Aloud Story, Binny's Diwali. The story is written by Thrity Umrigar and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani. The story is about a little girl who is excited to share her family traditions around the Diwali holiday with her classmates, but struggles to find the words. Learn about the Hindu festival of lights as Binny shares about her favorite holiday

Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full)

Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time.


The Reflection in Me

A heartwarming family film sharing themes of love, acceptance, and having a positive self-image.


Wellbeing For Children: Identity And Values

Who are you? What makes you who you are? This Miniclip follows Sheng as he explores the different things that create his identity – including his values, hobbies, cultural background, religion, language, and personality. By following three simple steps, students will learn how to recognise their unique identity – and celebrate it!


Salsa Kids Slide

Designed for children ages 6 – 12, Salsa Kids™ gets little ones playing games, singing songs and dancing along to our unique Salsa Beat! Dancing, singing and fun – in one program.


Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture HD Tour

Take a tour of Washington D.C.'s most difficult museum to get in to. Plus, everything you need to know before you go.


Virtual Field Trip: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Take a trip to the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in this exclusive video from Studies Weekly


China: Great Wall | Are We There Yet?

Julia and Joanna visit the most famous monument in China—The Great Wall! Along the way, they take a cable ride up to the wall, make a beautiful mosaic out of stones and ride a long, shiny, twisty slide down to the bottom of the hill.


Learn About West African Culture | African Dance and Music Field Trip | KidVision Pre-K

Penny and the KidVision Pre-K Kids learn about West African dance and music. They listen to a griot (storyteller), make and wear traditional dance attire, play dundun drums and dance the Lamba, and watch a professional performance by Delou Africa!


Peru: Machu Picchu - Travel Kids in South America

We climbed the incredible mountain city Machu Picchu! Discover the world with Travel Kids!


African Safari Virtual Field Trip

Enjoy an African Safari to Etosha in Namibia, Africa. Take a front row seat at the waterholes and see all that Africa has to offer!


Take a Field Trip to an Irish Dance Academy

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Bring Irish Dancing right into your classroom. The Breffni Irish Dance Academy World Team performs just for us! And their coach teaches Miss Penny and the KidVision Pre-K Kids an Irish jig. Come along and learn it with us! Put on your dancing shoes



A Mexican board game of chance. You have drawings of objects, people, animals, and plants. It has wonderful art.

Hispanic Heritage Month - Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and we want to celebrate with you!

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Disney Actors

Your background and story is something to be proud of. Disney stars Kayla Maisonet, Jenna Ortega, Nicolas Bechtel, Ariana Greenblatt, and Isaak Presley share their special heritage with you!

Hair Love

Hair Love, an Oscar®-winning animated short film from Matthew A. Cherry, tells the heartfelt story of an African American father learning to do his daughter’s hair for the first time

Slavery - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates Black History! Slavery was a terrible system that lasted for hundreds of years in America. Learn more about that point in history and the lessons we can learn from it

Marian Anderson

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Marian Anderson overcome many challenges to become one of the best singers in her time! Learn more about her story here.

Harriet Tubman - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Harriet Tubman is an American hero who escaped slavery and helped free hundreds of enslaved people! Learn more about her story here

Jesse Owens - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Jesse Owens was a track and field superstar who proved a big point while running for gold in the 1936 Olympics. Learn more about his story here.

Dr Mae Jemison - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Dr. Mae Jemison is the first African American woman to go into space. Learn more about her story here

Willie O'Ree - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Willie O'Ree overcame challenges including blindness to become the first black NHL player. Learn more about his story here.

Daymond John - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Daymond John is a businessman who made good choices and worked hard to build a very successful clothing brand called FUBU. Learn more about his story here

Misty Copeland - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Misty Copeland is a professional dancer who reminds us, with hard work, we can all achieve greatness! Learn more about her story here

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! So why do we celebrate Black History Month anyway? Learn more about it here

Phillis Wheatley - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Phillis Wheatley was a young woman whose words inspired the world. Learn more about her story here.

Ruby Bridges - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Ruby Bridges was a little girl who made a BIG difference. Learn more about her story here.

Granville T Woods - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Granville T Woods may be one of the most important engineers and inventors you never heard of

Malcolm X - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Malcolm X was a Civil Rights leader who whose life journey brought him from fighting for equal rights "by any means necessary" to fighting for justice with peace! Learn more about his story here.

Alfred Cralle - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Alfred Cralle was a businessman who invented a sweet solution to a big ice cream problem! Learn more about his story here.

Rosa Parks - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Rosa Parks was a woman who sparked the civil rights movement while taking a brave stand by sitting down. Learn more about her story here.

Madam CJ Walker - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Madam CJ Walker lived in a house with dirt floors when she was a child, but grew up to be one of the richest and most generous women in the country! Learn about her hair raising life here!

Jerry Lawson Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Jerry Lawson was an engineer and inventor who changed video gaming forever!

George Washington Carver - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! George Washington Carver was a scientist who made BIG inventions with a tiny peanut! Learn more about his story here.

Garret Morgan - Black History Month

The Wise Channel celebrates African Americans who did amazing things! Garret Morgan was an inventor (traffic light) who used his mind to solve BIG problems.

Strategy Lesson Grade 5 Non Fiction

After 2 minutes explaining the format of this lesson, you'll watch Jennifer Serravallo lead a small group of readers who are working on using text features to explain the meaning of "tier 3" domain-specific vocabulary words in nonfiction texts. This lesson is focused on their goal - understanding vocabulary - but notice the children are reading different texts and are at different reading levels. The lesson begins with the explanation/quick demo of a strategy and the majority of the time is spent coaching and providing feedback to readers as they practice in their own self-selected independent-level texts

1st Grade Guided Reading Lesson

First grade guided reading lesson following Jan Richardson Next Steps in guided reading model. (Day 1 of a 2 day lesson)

Notice and Note CC Mulan

Mulan video to show contrast and contradiction in fiction notice and note