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The Real Jane Austen Part 8

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Part 8 of 8. This BBC documentary was produced in 2002, directed by Nicky Patterson and narrated Anne Chancellor. This enjoyable eight part series takes an in-depth look at the life of the talented author Jane Austen.

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Haiku 101

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Prepared with the elementary student in mind, this video covers the basic steps for writing an original haiku of your own.

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How to Haiku

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Use this educational video to learn more about how to write a haiku.

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How to Write a Haiku

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Learn to write a creative haiku using tips from a teacher in this informative video.

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Three Letter Blending Phonics Lesson

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Brought to us by FirstStepReading, this video teaches young readers how to blend letters together to read three letter words. Letters are separated and as they move closer together the narrator makes the sounds closer together until the word is formed.

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How to Teach a Child to Read Three Letter Words

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Enjoy this short video that gives strategies for reading three letter words. Emphasis is on using vowel sounds to make three letter words and learning to blend the sounds.

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The Summer Day

Enjoy this short poem read by author Mary Oliver and then “tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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Summer Palindrome Poem

This poem is read both forward and backward and gives a different meaning each way. Take a moment to listen to it both ways. Which way do you like better?

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My Parents Sent Me to the Store

Find out what happens when this young boy is sent to the store for a loaf bread by his parents in this funny poem written by children’s author Kenn Nesbitt. I hope you won’t try this the next time your parents ask you to do the shopping!

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Easy Handmade Lunch Box Notes

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Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade note in your lunchbox. Get some great ideas for how to make them super cute with just a post-it note and stickers or crayons in this quick video.

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