Video Assignment: Developing Vocabulary

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Video title: The More You Know - Betty White: PSA on Literacy

Search terms: the more you know Betty White

Topic(s): Reading, developing vocabulary

Time (of video): 0:48

Posted by: NBC

Date posted: December 19, 2014


Video description: Betty White encourages reading to improve your knowledge.


Question/writing prompt: How does reading improve your vocabulary? Select one word you learned from a recent textbook reading assignment and define it.


In-class activity:


The More You Know! Objective: Students understand the importance of reading.


Betty White tells us that the more we read, the more we know and the better we do.

  1. Most students are aware of the importance of reading. Ask them how often they read and why. This can be reading assignments or pleasure reading.
  2. Ask students whether they think that the way they read assignments is effective for remembering material.
  3. Pair with the video on active reading to encourage the use of proven college reading strategies.
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