March 16, 2020 / Modified mar 24, 2020 12:21 p.m.

Language Arts | Pre-K - 3rd Grade | Week of March 23

Digital resources you can access to continue learning at home.

At Home Learning

This module is part of At Home Learning, a partnership between Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS providing free weekly curriculum and programming for Arizona at-home learners which adheres to Arizona's state curriculum. Visit the At Home Learning portal to access schedules and additional resources.

What to look for today

Programming Highlights

The “Sesame Street” episode “Hey! Sesame Street News" shows how Cookie Monster solves the mystery of Chris' missing belt buckle by asking the five W questions: who, what, where, when, why.

A clip from "Sesame Street: Hey! Sesame Street News" (VIDEO: Sesame Street)

Related Content

Little Big Mouse
In this video segment from "Between the Lions," Cleo reads one of Aesop's fables, "The Lion and the Mouse," illustrating an effective read-aloud and how children can learn through their interactions with books: talking about a story as it is being read, asking questions, and sharing responses.

Activities

Martha Speaks' Story Maker
Kids can write their own pocket-sized adventures with Martha! With the "Martha Speaks" Story Maker app, you can make eight different interactive stories with Martha, who reads the story you’ve just made. Just as with the "Martha Speaks" television show and website, is designed to increase oral vocabulary.

Martha and Skits
As part of the "Martha Speaks" Reading Buddies program, this video helps children increase the variety and specificity of their vocabulary. After watching how a new puppy joins Martha's household, the reading buddies pair up to talk about the episode, play a game, read a children's book together and write in their journal.

Lesson Plans

Martha and Skits
As part of the "Martha Speaks" Reading Buddies program, this video helps children increase the variety and specificity of their vocabulary. After watching how a new puppy joins Martha's household, the reading buddies pair up to talk about the episode, play a game, read a children's book together and write in their journal.

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Screen shot from "Martha Speaks"

Other Language Arts Resources

'SUPER WHY!' Power to Read
With each literacy game, "Super Why" and his Super Reader friends empower children with the critical skills they need to learn to read. Your child can use this app to play along with each of the main characters from the animated series while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading.

Helping Kids Navigate Scary News Stories
Young kids are going to see things in the media and hear about events in the news – even if we don’t feel ready to have that conversation. The trick for parents is knowing what to do next. Here's a few suggestions fro PBS.org on how to address their questions.

As students adjust to new learning methods at home, remember that this is also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your child. Here are some tips for parents on balancing their children's screen time with other fun and educational activities.

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