With National Poetry Month just around the corner, here’s a little poem:
Spring now upon us, so we’d like to stop and say,
That Martha’s celebrating poetry in a fantastic way.
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BILLY COLLINS SPEAKS/MILO’S READING BUDDY
Episode #401: Monday, April 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Billy Collins Speaks – Billy Collins writes great poems about dogs, and Martha thinks she knows why. Obviously, the former poet laureate must be a canine himself! When Martha meets Billy Collins she’s in for a few surprises…as is he. Vocabulary: (E) poem, poet, prose, imposter, metaphor(ically).
Milo’s Reading Buddy – When Milo reads in front of other people he gets nervous. T.D. has the perfect, confidence-building solution: a Reading Buddy! The whole gang gets excited about helping Milo. Maybe too excited. Can Milo find the Reading Buddy who’s perfect for him? Vocabulary: (E) fluent, struggle, apprehensive, interject, nervous.
VERB DOG, WHEN ACTION CALLS!/MARTHA’S ADVERB ADVENTURE
Episode #402: Tuesday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Verb Dog, When Action Calls! – Struck by a falling book of five-hundred-and-one English Verbs, Martha instantly becomes – Verb Dog! Using her unique superpower to control people with verbs, Martha sniffs out trouble and defends the town from evil. Vocabulary: (E) verb, amublate, elevate, descend, (un)petrify.
Martha’s Adverb Adventure – Weaselgraft and Pablum have a new invention that is sure to make them rich again. The Adverbalizer activates adverbs – giving the user the ability to make things happen completely, sloppily, instantly… Of course T.D. orders one… immediately! Vocabulary: (E) sloppily, instantly, immediately, completely, adverb.
RETURN OF THE BOOKBOTS: THE CASE OF THE MISSING WORDS, PARTS 1 & 2
Episode #405: Wednesday, April 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part One – The Bookbots are back and faced with a new nemesis: The Announcer. Armed with the power to bring nouns from books to life, the Announcer is wreaking havoc on Wagstaff City. Can our heroes utilize their semantic savvy to stifle this rampaging rapscallion? Vocabulary: (E) noun, remove, term, insert, announce(r).
Return of the Bookbots: The Case of the Missing Words, Part Two – The Announcer is still at large and has put the city into grammatical peril. Fortunately, the Bookbots have discovered a secret weapon: adjectives. Equipped with this new linguistic leverage, our heroes may just be able to save their beloved city from their phonological foe. Vocabulary: (E) oath, adjective, define, modify, weightless.