Iowa Public Television

K-12 Connections Event
Arthur's Teacher Moves In
Subject Area:
    Language Arts/Communication

Knock, knock!...Who's there?...Your Teacher! AAAUGH! This will be a fun reading and writing session to ponder and plan what could happen if your very own teacher came to stay with you...EEEK! Presenters read Arthur's Teacher Moves In by Marc Brown, present story writing ideas, show fantastic ways to publish student stories and help students plan an interactive story together. After the session, students take the cooperative writing started with the group back to their classroom to complete, illustrate and publish using some of the ideas from the session.

Teachers registering for this event agree to provide each student with the following materials:

  • a pencil
  • 1 white paper plate
  • 1 sheet of 8 1/2 by 11 plain paper

Following the ICN session, registrants receive the complimentary book Arthur's Teacher Trouble and Arthur Meets the President or alternate titles by mail.

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Classroom Resources:

The following related programs are available on IPTV's broadcast or from the AEAs: (Check the K-12 Classroom Television ( Web site for broadcast dates and times.)

  • ARTHUR: (Grade Level: PreK-3)
  • POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER: (Grade Level: PreK-2)
  • READING RAINBOW (Grade Level: K-3)

Sessions are provided at no cost by Iowa Public Television in collaboration with the Iowa Communications Network to PK-12 students and the adults working with or on behalf of PK-12 students in Iowa.

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Contact Person:
Abby Brown
Educational Telecommunications
(800) 532-1290 or (515) 242-4181
Offering Dates & Times: Registration Deadlines:
September 12, 2013
 Thursday, 9:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Audience: Grades 2-4
Friday, September 6, 2013
September 12, 2013
 Thursday, 12:30 PM - 1:20 PM
Audience: Grades 2-4
Friday, September 6, 2013
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