Grades PreK-2


  • 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
  • Bee-bim Bop

    In this story from Between the Lions, a young girl speaks in playful verse with a bouncy beat to describe how her mom makes the popular Korean dish called Bee-bim Bop.

    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
  • Stone Soup

    This video segment from Between the Lions is an original, animated story based on the popular folktale “Stone Soup.” Aliens visit a town and request food but nobody wants to share. The aliens decide to make stone soup and everybody decides to contribute ingredients for the communal meal. The video emphasizes the "s" sound and features the following words: sweeping, sidewalks, sifting, sandboxes, sorting, socks, sudden, sky, saw, spaceship, sight, sorts, secret, sorry, special, stone, soup, supper, sounds, strange, simmering, seven, seconds, salt, since, somewhere, spoon, savory, soy sauce, second, some, slurp, still, satisfied, squash, succotash, salsa, satsumas, stuff, superb, sublime, simply stupendous, succulent, superior, salad, salmon, sausage, schnitzel, stuffed, and sole. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Language and Vocabulary Development, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Reading Camp: Around the World Adventure | Super Why!

    The episodes, video clips, and music from the SUPER WHY series are an essential part of the Reading Camps experience. Here you will find links to the videos and music for each week of the SUPER WHY Reading Camps.

    Grades: PreK-2
  • Story Writing With Arthur

    Provide a wealth of reading comprehension and writing activities, using this guide from Arthur.

    Grades: PreK-4,13+
  • 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
  • Cliff Hanger Sings the Blues

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, Cliff spots Simon and Paula, two talent scouts, walking below the cliff looking for red hot new singers. Cliff extracts his trusty survival manual and reads that he should let the scouts hear him sing. He sings a little blues number for the scouts. The scouts think Cliff's song is lovely, but they like the people singing in the helicopter better. The scouts then fly away in the helicopter. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Text Comprehension, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • If You Can Read: at

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, an animated stick figure against a green background sings about the joys of the "at" sound and different words that can be read "if you can read at." A new illustration pops up for every "at" word: at, cat, chat, bat, brat, drat, fat, flat, sat, scat, splat, pat, hat, rat, and bat. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • If You Can Read: en

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, an animated stick figure dances on a green background and sings about the joys of the "en" sound and different words that can be read "if you can read en." As the lyrics are sung, a new picture pops up to illustrate "en" words: ten, pen, hen, zen, men, end, mend, send, spend, lend, when, then, and den. This video segment provides a resource for Fluency, Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Letter Knowledge Awareness, and Phonological Awareness.

    Grades: PreK-1

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