Description: Sharon Creech wrote this poignant story about Louie, a boy who's missing his big brother. He copes with his feelings while becoming attached to a sickly mini donkey. Louie's friend Nora, also in pain from feelings of a different loss and abandonment, risk being hurt again through the hardships they face raising the donkey, Winslow.
Look for little details from the book like Nora's yellow cap and the Winslow Homer picture in Louie's room. We tried to only use dialogue from the book in our script. Our trailer ends with a plea to the tenderhearted. We thought it was an amazing coincidence that we filmed older Winslow at an animal sanctuary called Winslow Farms. So we had to add a plug for them. If you like this trailer, you will probably like the one we made for The One and Only Ivan. Check it out and watch our Bloopers and behind-the-scenes material at http://booktrailertuesdayclub.org. Thanks for watching, and keep reading!
Description: Sight words are the words students recognize instantly. There are a variety of sight word lists such as Dolch, Zeno, and Fry. This short video describes 4 quasi-meaning based activities that can be used.
Description: A method is different from a strategy. As a strategy, direct instruction is effective. As a method of reading instruction, it is an example of educational malpractice. This short video examines this issue.