ERIC Number: ED446860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Learn To Read with Arthur: A Teacher's Guide for Beginning Readers.
This guide offers beginning reading activities for kindergarten and first grade students for classroom or home use, based on the "Arthur" books and the Public Broadcasting System program. Incorporating both whole-language and phonetic techniques, the activities are organized into four general themes: (1) "All about Arthur"; (2) "Arthur and His Family"; (3) Arthur and His Friends"; and (4) "Arthur's Neighborhood. Each section provides a range of activities that will support, develop, and improve early literacy skills, including the following: (1) reading comprehension; (2) reading fluency; (3) word study; and (4) writing. Each activity includes information on needed materials, teacher preparation and directions, reading tips, suggested "Arthur" books and programs, and other suggested book titles. The "Arthur's Art" section contains artwork for use in the activities. "Arthur" episode descriptions and "Arthur" resources complete the guide. (KB)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Television, Class Activities, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities, Primary Education, Reading Instruction
Web Site: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/arthur/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.