- Arthur - "I'd Rather Read it Myself"
The Tibble Twins are better than D.W. at just about everything -- they can yell louder, bounce higher, and even get dizzier. It would be great if D.W. could at least read before the Tibbles could! Can she spin a tale dazzling enough to convince them she can?
- Sesame Street - "Episode #4038 - Big Bird Writes A Story"
Big Bird has written a story and everyone is excited to hear him read it out loud. As Big Bird reads, his friends act out the story and help write the ending.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Big Buddies - Have older children to read aloud to younger students.
- Arthur: Say It With Feeling! - Find tips for reading with expression.
- Berenstain Bears: My Family Elders - Draw pictures and give a short oral report about family elders. (Section 2)
- Between the Lions: Stories - Practice reading aloud with these video stories.
- Between the Lions: The Truly Taxing Tongue-Twister Tournament - Learn about similar sounds when you try to say tongue twisters as fast as you can.
- Clifford the Big Red Dog: Story Builder - Read Clifford stories online, have some of the story read aloud to you.
- PBS Parents: Bookfinder - Find just the right books for the children in your care with this extensive search tool!
- Cat Count
By Betsy Lewin
Published April 2003 by Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
This is a colorized reissue of a book first published in 1981. Fun rhymes and fun cats of every stripe, spot, and color make a Lewin's counting book (from 1-60) a perfect read aloud for primary students.
- Elympics: Poems
By X. J. Kennedy and Percy Graham
Published October 1999 by Philomel Books
This collection of poems about different athletic events in the summer and winter Elympics, or elephant games, is for 4-8 year olds. Regular meter and humorous rhymes will make the poems fun to read aloud and to memorize, and the pictures of unusually graceful elephants are sure to amuse.
*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.