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Item Number:
GPN 884.000D
210 min.
Closed Caption:
GPN Educational Media
This DVD contains episodes 1-5

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers is a series of five half-hour television programs airing on public television stations nationwide. All five programs come on one DVD and include the Family, Viewer, and Teachers Guides. Hosted by Fred Rogers, Annette Bening, Vivica A. Fox, Deborah Norville, and Frank McCourt, the programs were filmed in schools, childcare centers, libraries, research centers, and homes around the country. The series looks at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read, features practical advice for parents, highlights the best research-based reading strategies, and interweaves the personal stories of children learning to read.

Each program also includes a profile of a prominent children's book author, such as Norman Bridwell (Clifford the Big Red Dog), Kate Duke (Aunt Isabel Makes Trouble), William Joyce (George Shrinks), Walter Dean Myers (Harlem), and Rosemary Wells (Max and Ruby).

Reading Rockets: Launching Young Readers was filmed in more than 40 elementary schools, preschools, and community centers in 17 states. Among the sites visited are the legendary Lab School in Washington, DC, which specializes in teaching students with learning disabilities, and Mark Hopkins Elementary School in Sacramento, California, where -in one kindergarten class - six different languages are spoken.

The series is part of WETA's national initiative Reading Rockets, which is funded by the US Department of Education and dedicated to giving parents, educators, and caregivers the information they need to help young children learn to read.

DVD Bonus Material!

The DVD has one hour and 32 minutes of footage not seen on TV or videocassette, including additional expert commentary and school segments.

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