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MARTHA SPEAKS is a production of WGBH Boston and DHX Media.

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MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies is an innovative, cross-age reading program, based on the popular PBS KIDS show MARTHA SPEAKS, and designed to help kindergarten and upper-elementary students increase their vocabulary, develop self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books and reading. Find everything you need to create a 10-session Reading Buddies program, including videos, teacher instructions, checklists, a Big Buddy guide, and games and activities.

MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies in Action


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MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies in Action

In this video from the MARTHA SPEAKS mini-tutorial on vocabulary, teachers Weddy Youn and Joseph Cooke describe their success in using the cross-age literacy program, MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies.

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 822
  • Downloads: 73
  • Favorites: 56
There Goes the Neighborhood


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There Goes the Neighborhood

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha is annoyed that Helen and Alice are making such a fuss about a little kitten. Martha thinks kittens are not to be tolerated—but could this kitten be different?

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 1094
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 85
MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide


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MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program Guide

This cross-age reading program, using MARTHA SPEAKS videos, is an innovative way for kindergarten and upper-level elementary students to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books and reading.

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 2806
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 134
Firedog Martha


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Firedog Martha

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha’s dream has come true: she is going to be a firedog! Maybe she can slide down a fire pole and use a fire hose!

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 613
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 91
Dog Fight


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Dog Fight

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha and Skits don’t want to share their toy. Now T.D. and Alice are bickering, too. Can’t they all just get along?

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 729
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 88
Martha to the Rescue


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Martha to the Rescue

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha wants to be just like her favorite TV star, Courageous Collie Carlo. Can Martha prove that she can also be a brave doggy hero?

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 643
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 73
Perfectly Martha


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Perfectly Martha

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha thinks there is something odd about the Perfect Pup Institute. All of the dogs are acting perfectly—what’s wrong with them?

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 335
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 70
Martha Says It with Flowers


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Martha Says It with Flowers

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha wants to do something for Grandma Lucille’s birthday. What would be a truly thoughtful gift?

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 397
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 69
Martha Calling


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Martha Calling

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Martha has won a trip to the Come-On-Inn. There’s only one problem: the rule at the inn is: “no pets allowed.”

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 363
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 69
Martha and Skits


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Martha and Skits

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, a new puppy joins Martha's household, bursting with energy and the desire to chew everything.

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 1061
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 93
MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Up Close


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MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Up Close

In this video from WFSU, staff and students describe how the MARTHA SPEAKS Reading Buddies Program works and discuss the benefits of pairing younger and older students.

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 517
  • Downloads: 37
  • Favorites: 44
Martha Walks the Dog


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Martha Walks the Dog

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, there’s a new dog in town and he is loud and mean! Even though nothing seems to calm him down, Martha is determined to make friends.

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 1463
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 121
Martha in Charge


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Martha in Charge

In this video from MARTHA SPEAKS, Mom is out and Helen is sick in bed, so Martha is in charge. She wants to find a cure for Helen. Maybe candy and pizza can help!

  • Grades: K-1,4-5
  • Views: 520
  • Downloads: 0
  • Favorites: 72