Grades PreK-5


  • Violet’s Music

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, Cleo reads the Lion family a story of a little girl named Violet who loves music and searches for people just like her. When Violet was a baby she played her rattle music, but she couldn't find anyone who wanted to play music with her. When Violet was two, she made a horn and tooted it all day, but her family wouldn't play music with her. In kindergarten, Violet looked for other kids who wanted to play music all day long. Nobody in her class wanted to play music. Even at the beach, at breakfast, in the bath — all of the time — Violet played music and looked for kids like her. She couldn't find musical kids at the zoo, at the museum, or at the dentist. One day Violet was playing her guitar in the park when she heard someone playing the drums, someone playing the saxophone, and someone singing. The kids start making music together. Key vocabulary includes: music, horn, guitar, drum, saxophone, and band. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • When Two Vowels Go Walking

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, two animated vowels walk down a road and are joined by other letters to make words as they go. The song explains the rule: "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking." Words that appear on screen include: boat, meat, train, pail, rain, brain, soap, say, neat, beat, dream, pain, and plain. In each word, the first vowel gets larger and happier and the second vowel gets smaller and sadder as the rule is sang. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Sons of Poetry | Sesame Street

    The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme. Explore poetry and practice rhyming with this parody video.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • I Love Words | Sesame Street

    Abby Cadabby sings a song about words she loves.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • City Mouse and Country Mouse

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, Cyril is a mouse who lives in the city. Cyril likes the sounds of the city, but sometimes wishes for a little peace and quiet. Cindy is a mouse who lives in the country where it is mostly quiet. Sometimes she thinks it would be nice to have a little more excitement. Cindy and Cyril each get the idea to call the hit show "Switching Places" and switch homes for a while. At first, Cindy loves living in the city, and Cyril loves living in the country. But then, the mice begin to miss their respective homes and decide to switch back. Featured soft "c" words: Cyril, Cindy, center, city, cedar, Celeste, cell phones, celery, and centimeter. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Text Comprehension, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • The Ants and the Grasshopper

    This video segment from Between the Lions is an original, animated retelling of the classic Aesop’s fable in which a grasshopper sings and dances while the ants gather food for winter. The grasshopper then has nothing to eat once the cold weather comes. In the end, the ants invite the grasshopper inside for a meal, and they all dance a merry mambo. Featured "m" words include: many, moons, moody, Murray, Marge, merry, Melanie, mangos, melons, mambo, music, moving, mushrooms, macaroni, managed, milk, Myrtle, mind, middle, month, mountains, melt, meanwhile, munched, moment, make, move, motioned, meatballs, mashed potatoes, magnificent, and meal. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Abby's Sandbox Search | Sesame Street

    Go on a word hunt in the sandbox with Abby Cadabby as you dig up words that start with a certain letter. This helps with letter recognition early reading, and letter sounds.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Sesame Street Story Book Builder | Sesame Street

    Early readers will love building their own story book with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, or Cookie Monster! A perfect tool for helping identify feelings and emotions, word and letter recognition, and letter sounds.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Storybook Creator

    Encourage students to play this Super WHY! game, Storybook Creator, to practice reading and writing and discover that they have the power to change the story! Students first pick a story that they would like to work with and then have the opportunity to change the story as they go along to make it their own!

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Spooky Summer Soiree

    As Annie and Gilda plot to keep The Electric Company from finding costumes, Jessica and Marcus are still shopping around for theirs. Both groups must find what they need while staying within their budget. This resource teaches applied addition and subtraction, and vocabulary.

    Grades: K-3
  • A Letter for Grandma | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Follow the letter that Luke mails to his Grandma. Teach kids that making something or writing a letter is a great way to show someone else how much he or she is appreciated.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Ask Prunella

    Ask Prunella is a fun reading activity that gives children a peek into Prunella's crystal ball. Use the predictions to create stories, in this activity from Arthur.

    Grades: PreK-4
  • Ruby Sings the Blues

    This video segment from Between the Lions features an animated story about a little girl who is always very loud but learns how to control the volume of her voice through singing. Ruby has a very loud voice. Her parents and teacher try to teach her how to speak more softly. Out on the playground, Ruby is loud again, and her schoolmates complain about how loud she talks. Nobody wants to play with Ruby because she is so loud. Ruby gets sad, and doesn't speak at all on her way home from school. A saxophone player and a jazz singer visit Ruby and ask if they can teach her how to use her voice to sing. Ruby takes singing lessons after school every day. The neighborhood now loves to hear Ruby sing. All words are seen on screen. Featured vocabulary include: loud, quiet, volume, singing, yell, and holler. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Vocabulary, and Language and Vocabulary Development.

    Grades: PreK-1