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ERIC Number: ED459434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Roar into Reading: A Guide for First Grade Teachers from "Between the Lions[TM]."
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
"Between the Lions" is an award-winning PBS television series based on a comprehensive literacy curriculum that combines phonics and whole language. This guide has been created to help first grade teachers use "Between the Lions" in their classrooms to enhance their reading lessons. The guide is filled with engaging activities, classroom literacy strategies, booklists, episode descriptions, a reproducible reading award and reading log, song lyrics, and an index of episodes that will help teachers access the shows by vowel sounds, consonants, subject/theme, and more. It is organized around nine key topics in the series. For each topic, teachers will find "whole" activities, which emphasize both the pleasures and value of reading, as well as "part" activities, which are the nuts-and-bolts skills needed for learning how to read. The guide's emphasis is on current first-grade classroom practices, strategies for integrating the "Between the Lions" methods into teachers' current practices, and the series' innovative whole-part-whole approach. For each topic, the guide recommends episodes from Season Two. Season One and Season Two episode descriptions are also included. (NKA)
Educational Print and Outreach, WGBH, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA 02134. Tel: 617-492-2777, ext. 3848; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Miami, FL.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Charles H. Revson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.