Screen Actors Guild Video Books & Activities!

July 27th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, July 27, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
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. 

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1 comment

  1. Stacey Jones says:

    I am a schoolteacher in Norfolk, VA and I have been teaching First Grade and Kindergarten for almost a decade. And it has been about that long ago that I first discovered storylineonline. I am interested in buying the video streams on DVD. Is that possible? The internet service in my classroom is firewalled and has been for the past three years so my students haven’t been given the special treat of having professional actors read children’s stories to them. Please advise of my options.

    Thank you!
    Stacey

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