A Chair For My Mother



Product Code: CE2386
UPC: CE2386
Grade Level: K-4
Media Type:  DVD



Product Description

The Reading Rainbow programs are designed to encourage children to read by transporting them to exciting, real-life settings. The series introduces kids to interesting new people and places, explores social and cultural issues, and offers a close-up look at the world around them. Its dynamic, fast-paced, colorful animation and hip music entertain and reinforce these experiences, and help children embrace positive reading habits, skills and attitudes.

From the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning PBS children’s series, Reading Rainbow, this program presents the book by Vera B. Williams. In the story, a child, her mother and grandmother save dimes to buy a comfortable chair after all their furniture is lost in a fire. Also in this episode, host LeVar Burton learns the importance of cooperative teamwork during a visit to the NY Fire Academy Firefighting Training Center and practices with a dance group on a lively musical number titled Teamwork.

Field trip segments:

  • Teamwork – Students are shown how working together can accomplish more than working alone. LeVar practices with a dance group and choreographer on a lively, musical number titled: Teamwork.
  • All For One – LeVar visits the New York Fire Academy Firefighting Training Center and learns the importance of cooperative teamwork.
  • Practice Makes Perfect – LeVar lets viewers know that those things that are worth doing take time to achieve, the finished Teamwork routine is performed.

Feature Book:  A Chair For My Mother: Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow

Review Books: My Mama Needs Me – by Mildred Pitts Walter, illus. Pat Cummings (Lothrop);
I Have a Sister, My Sister is Deaf – by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson, illus. Deborah Ray (HarperCollins); Everett Anderson’s Goodbye by Lucille Clifton, illus. Ann Grifalconi (Henry Holt)

Song: Teamwork

Additional Information

Run Time:  30
Copyright: 1984
Studio: WNED