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Language Arts Skills Index

The Language Arts and the Math and Science Skills Indexes are designed to help you integrate the TV411 videos, web lessons, and print downloads into your classroom's curriculum. Use the dropdown menu below to browse the full catalog of our language arts materials by the skill or content area they address.

Skill/Content: Writer Profiles
Type Description Skill/Content
Video Video: Def Poetry Jam

Broadway performers from Russell Simmon's "Def Poetry Jam" show how writing poetry can be hot and cool.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Doug E. Fresh

Hip-hop star and author Doug E. Fresh reads, raps, and rhymes with parents and children.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Frank McCourt

Adult learners discuss this best-selling memoir and meet its author, Frank McCourt.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Getting Started

Poet Jimmy Baca helps a group of writers come up with ideas.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Hazel Dickens

Bluegrass singer/songwriter Hazel Dickens talks about her writing process and shows examples of her work.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Images and Details

Poet Jimmy Baca helps a group of writers fine-tune their work.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Journals

Poet Jimmy Baca and a group of adults discuss why and how they keep a journal and share some of their journal entries.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Letters and Memories

Poet Jimmy Baca teaches a group how to use memories to make their writing more powerful.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Mystery Writer

Best-selling novelist, Elizabeth Daniels Squire, who was dyslexic, explains her writing strategies.

Writer Profiles
Video Video: Poet Jimmy Baca

A well-known poet tells how he discovered the power of language while he was in prison.

Writer Profiles