- "The Boy with His Head in the Clouds"
All the kids know that George is smart -- so why does he sometimes have trouble reading and writing? With a little help from others with dyslexia like Principal Haney...and Leonardo da Vinci!...George and the gang discover that learning happens in all different ways.
- Between the Lions
- "Humph! Humph! Humph!
Lionel's friend Gus is a super hopper and a real funny bunny. When Leona asks him to read to her he gets all "humphy" but that is only because he doesn't know how to read yet. The sound of the day is the short u sound found in words like "rug," "jump" and "cut." Learn all about the different sounds u can make in Vowel Boot Camp.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Feeling Good About School - Explore a guide for parents to help students feel good about school. (Available in English and Spanish)
- Arthur: Feeling Left Out - Role-play with a puppet or stuffed animal how it feels to be excluded.
- Dragon Tales: Finding something one is good at - Help students find the things they are good at doing.
- PBS Parents: Struggling to Learn - Find expert advise, resources and strategies to help children with learning disabilities.
- Sagwa: Master of Mistakes - Help children learn the value of mistakes by talking about mistakes he or she made when younger but have now conquered.
- Leo the Late Bloomer
By Robert Kraus
Published March 1994 by Harpercollins Juvenile Books
Leo can't do everything the other tigers can, which worries his father but not his mother who assures both Leo and his dad that he's just a late bloomer. Of course, Leo blossoms into reading, writing, speaking -- a strong reassurance to other late bloomers.
- 7 X 9 = Trouble!
By Claudia Mills and G. Brian Karas
Published April 2002 by Farrar Straus & Giroux
Wilson Williams is having trouble learning his times tables. He wishes he were smarter. His parents try to help, but practicing isn't as much fun as playing. When he fails his 3s again, Wilson's teacher sends home a note, and Wilson can only see weeks of trouble ahead.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.