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Between the Lions; Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific

BETWEEN THE LIONS 903 Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone & Terrific


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Series
Between the Lions
Program
Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific
Program Number

903

Series Description

BETWEEN THE LIONS is designed to open up a world of literature and learning for 4-7 year-old children. The daily, half-hour series is named for a family of lions -- Theo and Cleo and their cubs, Lionel and Leona. They run a library where books, words, and story characters come vividly and magically to life, transforming the sometimes confusing process of learning to read into an entertaining adventure for young viewers. Each of BETWEEN THE LIONS' 30 episodes centers on a book or other reading material that the lions and their friends discover in the library. In addition to its lions family, BETWEEN THE LIONS features an eclectic cast of characters including Click the Mouse, the library's cyborg communications expert; Cliff Hanger, a swashbuckling comic book hero who escapes from sticky situations through quick thinking and literacy skills; Tiger Words, a multi-talented sports figure who plays with vowels and consonants instead of golf balls and tees; Martha Reads and the Vowelles, a rhythm and blues group that sings only vowel sounds, and the stalwart knights of "Gawain's World" whose jousting matches create words instead of wounds. At the core of each episode is a state-of the-art curriculum designed to teach reading skills. Several of the nation's leading experts on reading and literacy have worked with the producers to develop a viewing experience that not only will motivate kids to read and write, but give them the skills to do so. Series release date: 4/2000

Program Description

The Cliff Hanger fan club enjoys a long-lost adventure story, and Leona finds out why “terrific” doesn’t always mean terrific.

Educational Goals: Highlights the joys of reading and introduces key literacy skills. Focuses on the sounds represented by ph and t, and introduces homophones as well as synonyms for terrific.

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Literature
Creators
Stoia, Judy (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Between the Lions; Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6DFC73E156C452C98E6A9150A577108.
MLA: “Between the Lions; Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6DFC73E156C452C98E6A9150A577108>.
APA: Between the Lions; Cliff Hanger, the Pheasant, and the Phone; Terrific. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_B6DFC73E156C452C98E6A9150A577108
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