Reading Buddies Program
Watching a Martha Speaks episode is part of each Reading Buddies session. You can watch episodes online on the Martha Speaks website. In order for Big Buddies and Little Buddies to watch together in a group, project the episodes onto a bigger screen. In addition to streaming the show from Martha Speaks website, you can also download the episodes from iTunes. A Martha Speaks Reading Buddies Tool Kit DVD, containing 8 sessions and accompanying materials, is available through PBS Educational Media.
Martha and Skits (Session 1)
A new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with energy and the desire to chew everything.
Vocabulary: extraordinary, stupendous, talent, unique
Martha to the Rescue (Session 2)
Martha is inspired by her favorite show, "Courageous Collie Carlo."
Vocabulary: brave, courageous, hero, rescue
Firedog Martha (Session 3)
Martha wants to be a firehouse dog, just like in her favorite book, Firehouse Freddie.
Vocabulary: actually, fantasy, pretend, real
Martha in Charge (Session 4)
Mom is out and Helen is sick in bed. Martha thinks maybe candy and pizza would help.
Vocabulary: cure, healthy, recuperate, remedy
Perfectly Martha (Session 5)
Martha suspects there is something fishy about the Perfect Pup dog-training school.
Vocabulary: disobedient, disobey, obedient, obey
Martha Walks the Dog (Session 6)
There's a new dog in town and he is loud and mean!
Vocabulary: bully, compliment, pleasant, unpleasant
Martha Calling (Session 7)
When Martha wins a trip to the Come-On-Inn, there's only one problem: No dogs allowed.
Vocabulary: allowed, forbidden, rule, permitted
There Goes the Neighborhood (Session 8)
Martha thinks that kittens are not to be tolerated. But could Alice's new kitten be different?
Vocabulary: buddy, ignore, prejudice, tolerate
Dog Fight (Session 9)
Martha and Skits are bickering about a new toy, and now T.D. and Alice are taking sides. Can't they all just get along?
Vocabulary: bicker, quarrel, negotiate, truce
Martha Says It with Flowers (Session 10)
Martha decides to do something really special for Grandma's birthday.
Vocabulary: considerate, inconsiderate, sincere, thoughtful
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