Hi! It’s Wednesday, July 27, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
SAG: Storyline Online
Age Range: 2-10 (approximately, with parental guidance)
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation developed this website that provides free videos of SAG members (actors) reading children’s books aloud. There are over 20 titles and each one includes printable activities and lesson ideas.
When you get to the site, you’ll see the featured story and a menu where you can access all of the stories archived here including:
*Harry The Dirty Dog by Gene Zion; read by Betty White
*To Be a Drum, by Evelyn Coleman; read by James Earl Jones
*Thank you, Mr. Falker, by Patricia Polacco; read by Jane Kaczmarek
*Brave Irene, by William Steig; read by Al Gore
*The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg; read by Lou Diamond Phillips
*Me and My Cat, by Satoshi Kitamura; read by Elijah Wood
*Dad, Are You the Tooth Fairy, by Jason Alexander; read by Jason Alexander
The actors put their all into reading the stories that are very entertaining. The text of the book is displayed on the screen, so you can read along if desired.
For those of you homeschooling children of multiple ages, this is a great tool to occupy some of the kids, while you work with the others. Plus you can extend the learning after watching the videos by trying some of the activities and lesson ideas offline.