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Martha Speaks; Truman’s Mad; Dog for a Day

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Series
Martha Speaks
Program
Truman’s Mad; Dog for a Day
Program Number

304

Series Description

Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

Truman’s Mad When Truman sends away for a science kit, he dreams about all the new inventions he will create. But can reality really live up to his big dreams? Vocabulary (E) explore, theory, analyz(e)(ing), outcome, effect (I) note(s), lab, kit, finding(s), magnet(ism)(s)

Dog for a Day TD thinks dogs have it easy — no school, no homework, no schedule — but Martha begs to differ. When the two decide to switch roles for a day, they discover that life can be surprisingly tough in someone else’s shoes (or tail). Vocabulary (E) hypothesis, experiment, conclusion, compare(d), result(s) (I) human, canine, science, easy, hard(er)

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Creators
Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Martha Speaks; Truman’s Mad; Dog for a Day,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5B3263D5738D4894A64478C86151100A.
MLA: “Martha Speaks; Truman’s Mad; Dog for a Day.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5B3263D5738D4894A64478C86151100A>.
APA: Martha Speaks; Truman’s Mad; Dog for a Day. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5B3263D5738D4894A64478C86151100A
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