Children Essay

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C a p t i o n e d M e d i a P r o g r a m #10052 CHRYSANTHEMUM WESTON WOODS STUDIOS, 1998 Grade Level: Ps-4 15 mins. DESCRIPTION A little mouse thinks her name is absolutely perfect until she starts school. Some of the kids make fun of her, and the bullying and teasing make each day harder than the last. But when Mrs. Twinkle comes to class, things change. Animated version of the story by Kevin Henkes. Narrated by Meryl Streep. ACADEMIC STANDARDS Subject Area: Health Standard: Knows how to maintain mental and emotional health Benchmark: Identifies and shares feelings in appropriate ways (See INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS 2.) Standard: Understands the relationship of family health to individual Benchmark: Knows characteristics needed to be a responsible friend and family member (e.g., participating in family activities, assuming more responsibility for household tasks) (See INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS 1.) Subject Area: Language Arts–Reading Standard: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts Benchmark: Uses reading skills and strategies to understand a variety of familiar literary passages and texts (e.g., fairy tales, folktales, fiction, nonfiction, legends, fables, myths, poems, nursery rhymes, picture books, predictable books) (See INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS 3.) INSTRUCTIONAL GOALS 1. To explore the meaning of friendship and the positive effects of kindness. 2. To investigate feelings of envy. 3. To promote the reading of children’s literature. 1 VOICE (800) 237-6213 TTY (800) 237-6819 FAX (800) 538-5636 E-MAIL info@cfv.org WEB www.cfv.org Funding for the Captioned Media Program is provided by the U.S. Department of Education C a p t i o n e d VOCABULARY 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. absolutely chrysanthemum delphinium dreadful dreamed flower giggled loved M e d i a P r o g r a m 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. named after

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