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You can use this video for Session 3 of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies program. Students watch the video, in which Martha’s dream comes true and she gets to ride on a fire truck. After watching, buddy pairs talk about the episode, play a Tic-Tac-Talk game, read a children’s book together, and write in their journal. Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide.
Key vocabulary: fantasy, real, pretend, actually
Firedog Martha: Big Buddy Guide (Document)
Firedog Martha: Journal (Document)
Prior to using this resource for Reading Buddies, be sure you have read the complete introductory materials in the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide, including:
These materials will help you prepare your students in their buddy roles and provide the information you need to begin. Note that you will need multiple copies of the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program: Big Buddy Guide (PDF), the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program: Games and Activities (PDF), the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Journal (PDF), and children’s trade books for each of the buddy pairs.
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.