In this video from Thomas & Friends, Stafford wants to be a steam engine--but soon learns the value of being himself. Use the Frame, Focus and Follow-up questions to help your students understand the video.
Before watching this Thomas & Friends video segment, discuss with your early learners...
Ask your students to draw a picture of themselves doing something they like (reading, playing ball, making cookies). Post all the drawings on a wall or blackboard. Ask the students to notice differences between the pictures. Explain that everyone is unique in his/her own way and has his/her own skills.
Tell your students they will be watching a clip from Thomas & Friends in which Stafford, an electric engine, is sad when he feels that he is not a “proper engine” because he does not make the same sounds as his steam engine friends. Ask your students to notice what Thomas and Percy teach Stafford about being a "steamie."
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