Length: 25 min.
Kindegarten, 1, 2
Language Arts and Literature
Scholastic ETV Consortium
Scholastic Hans Christian Anderson Series
Three classic tales from the works of well known and well loved author Hans Christian Anderson come to life in this series from Scholastic. Use the study guides to help you enhance your language arts and reading units. Comprehensive lists of resources and activities are included.
1. The Little Match Girl — The Hans Christian Andersen classic is given present-day relevance and an upbeat ending in this story of Angela, a homeless child who sells match sticks to survive. (26:12) Study Guide
2. Nightingale — The story of the lonely Emperor and the captivating songbird that comes to live in his palace. The Emperor is entranced by the sweetness of the nightingale’s song until a dazzling mechanical bird with a wind-up song comes between them. (25:20) Study Guide
3. The Red Shoes — The Hans Christian Andersen tale is given a modern setting in the story of Lisa, a little black girl, who learns the value of friendship with help from a pair of magic slippers. (27:06) Study Guide
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Assignment: The World has been discontinued by the producer and is no longer available for broadcast.
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