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Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read - SAMPLE

Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read - SAMPLE

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The purchase of this Sample Package will allow you to download a .zip file of our demo versions of the Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read products, including:
  • - A nearly completed version of TTRR instructional use guide.
  • - TTRR PDF for teaching/reading
  • - TTRR Coloring Book
  • - TTRR coloring book episodes zip file
  • - TTRR Coloring book, read me file
  • - TTRR ePub sample with navigation buttons
  • - TTRR ePub read-aloud version containing bold highlighting of words as they are read
  • - TTRR Story Video: the first three chapters of an early version of the book in video form with audio that has since been replaced. The updated versions are still in production
  • - TTRR Story video read me file
 
Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read is a playful fable that introduces pre-readers to how reading works. Students explore reading patterns through social interactions, observation, inquiry, and discovery. This is the first and only STEM and SEL introduction to reading. Resources include the Story Video, eBook, and Coloring Book.

The Instructional Use Guide provides classroom management, activity extensions, exploration topics, and other activities for each adventure-filled episode.

The Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read Instructional Process involves:
1. The fables model and guide children to observe and think about phonemes and sounding out words.
2. Lively discussions and activities lead children to explore reading readiness skills by finding personally meaningful connections by comparing their names with their classmates’ names.
3. Application of math (counting and set theory) to discover the underlying patterns within their names and other favorite words
4. STEM, SEL (Social Emotional Learning), and Co-operative Learning activities stimulate curiosity, observation, learning from others, and questioning.
Tortoise Teaches Rabbit to Read is an inquiry approach to help pre-readers develop reading readiness skills. Included in your instructional bundle are four resources:

TTRR Episode 1 video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP82HWPE9TU

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Jon Madian authored a number of children’s books and hundreds of curriculum resources. Scholastic, McGraw-Hill, IBM, Apple and Highlights Magazine have featured his children’s stories and poetry. Jon founded and led the Artist-in-Residence Reading Project in the inner city of Los Angeles. The U.S Department of Education, the California Arts Council and several foundations funded his creative work and research.

Karen Jostad-Madian managed instructional design teams that produced award-winning educational software such as the broadly used Oregon Trail Simulation. She has a keen interest in process-based learning in Science and Language Arts and has produced instructional and training materials for several publishers and state and federal agencies.

Julie Anne Ikenberry is an educator, writer and illustrator. Julie has a tricultural background-raised in Kenya, educated in theater and Montessori education in  England and lived most of her adult life in the United States. She is devoted to Montessori and founded and led several schools.

Joe Garoutte wears many hats. His most recent one, audiovisual director and technician, was a pivot when the pandemic shut down live theatre. His production company, Big Britches Productions, continues with live theatre and audio/video projects of all scales today. He has won multiple Telly awards, directed sold-out live shows and lives a life of gratitude and abundance.

Jyoti Kumta taught and counselled in many schools throughout India. She also worked in the corporate sector as a behavioral assessor but soon realized that her heart lived in schools, especially in Value Education and Social Emotional Learning. She works freelance as a teacher coach looking for every opportunity to integrate Value Education into the school curriculum.

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