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Verbal Skills

ACT Verbal Review
American College Testing Assessment.
01-0096 105 min. $ 39.95

Basic English Grammar by Video
A two-phased approach to human communication. Begins with a psychological review based on research on language acquisition. The second phase (Language in Life) provides an entertaining and stimulating study of the basic units of speech using a Buster Keaton-type actor.
01-0038 60 min. $ 19.95 ©1987 1-55919-059-0

Basic Theme Writing Paper
French artist Pierre discovers the similarities between painting and basic theme writing. An engaging repartee between Pierre and his landlady leads to a discussion of topic sentences, outlining, theme development, the four basic types of composition and other procedures necessary to produce quality themes.
01-0083 20 min. $ 44.95

Comparison-Contrast Paper
Beginning with a clever classroom scene, this comparison-contrast tape emphasized balance and outlining. The contrasts between city life and country living and humorously dramatized.
01-0087 10 min. $ 44.95

Compounding Sentences and Recognizing Parts of Speech
Explains sentence expansion through compounding, using phrases, and independent clauses. Also provides a detailed review of parts of speech and how they impact sentence structure.
01-4209 43 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

01-0063 120 min. $ 59.95

Dictionaries & Their Meanings: Part One
Takes the student on a fascinating journey through the dictionary reviewing types of dictionaries and how to use the various pronunciation guides.
01-4211 33 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

Dictionaries & Their Meanings: Part Two
Explores how to use a dictionary, including definitions, entry words, cross referencing, inflective forms, connotative/denotative meanings, and synonyms/antonyms.
01-4212 62 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

Flexible Reading
A series of eight programs on developing flexible reading skills. The programs teach different reading skills for many different types of reading materials; from novels to textbooks to scientific journals. A 250 page participants study guide is included.
01-4112 240 min. $ 199.95 ©1981

Forming Words and Building Vocabularies
Takes a look at our language and how it evolved. Includes making words and adding them to our vocabularies, compounding, functional shifts, blends, acronyms, and coinages.
01-4213 50 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

Fun With Words
Covers writing basic sentence patterns, identifying nouns/subjects, verbs/predicates, adjectives, and adverbs.
01-4207 66 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

Language in Life
This videotape is a two-phased approach to the problems of human communications. Part I, (Basic English Grammar by Video) starts with a psychological approach based on recent studies in language acquisition patterns. Part II provides an entertaining and stimulating study of the basic units of speech: nouns and adjectives, verbs and adverbs, using Buster Keaton-type actors.
01-0020 120 min. $ 29.95 ©1983 1-55919-006-X

Naming People, Places and Things
Looks at roots, prefixes, suffixes, and vocabulary development.
01-4214 49 min. $ 29.95 ©1989

Parts of Speech
The story of a mysterious teenager unfolds as a young English tutor guides an elderly ranch owner through a basic course in the English language which explains and illustrates the eight parts of speech.
01-4057 75 min. $ 24.95 ©1994

Read English Today
A learn to read video for adults and teens that teaches basic phonics and a "high priority" reading vocabulary of more than 700 words. Sophisticated graphics, live-action scenes with multi-ethnic appeal, touches of humor and the unexpected, and continual invitation to respond, keep students interested and involved. A Winner in a Media & Methods Awards Portfolio.
01-4028 70 min. $ 49.95 ©1993 0-96287-22-9

Reading Efficiency
Bill Cosby hosts this extremely motivating series designed for adults with a minimum eighth grade reading level. An excellent teacher, Cosby knows how to keep the viewer's interest while helping them achieve a noticeable improvement in their ability to read. Includes 3 videos that cover: Comprehension, Vocabulary and Reading Rate.
01-8095 96 min. $ 275 ©1979

Research Paper
A walk though the research paper, with footprints to guide the student all the way to the bibliography at the end, is simple but effective. The student will find it invaluable when preparing a correct research paper.
01-0092 20 min. $ 44.95

SAT-PSAT Verbal Review
01-0100 105 min. $ 39.95 ©1985

Sight Words I: Reading and Spelling
Kids see, hear, say, write, and learn in this unique TV Tutor series.
01-0062 120 min. $ 59.95

Speak to Me
This is a fast and easy way to learn English. The combination of seeing the live image, hearing the spoken word, reading the written word, and, most importantly, speaking to your video instructor powerfully locks the language into memory.
01-8032 90 min. $ 199 ©1992

Speed Eez
Double and triple your reading rate with this 30 minute fun and easy video that introduces a powerful speed reading improvement program.
01-8089 30 min. $ 14.99 0-924739-18-5

Speed Reading
Learn how to read more in a fraction of the time and dramatically improve your learning powers. Learn how to find out what your reading speed is now; how to overcome the 6 most common reading problems; learn no-fail ways to understand and remember more of what you read and how to measure your progress and keep your skills sharp. You'll learn how to break the bad habits you learned as a child (like reading one word at a time). 2 tape set.
01-4274 176 min. $ 149.95 ©1990

Speed Reading Hand
Turn your hand into a super speed reading machine and read two to five times faster with better concentration, comprehension and recall after only a few short hours. Includes an informative instruction booklet.
01-0068 60 min. $ 19.95

Super Speller Strategy
This program was designed with families in mind--the emphasis is on stress free learning. Created by Pat Mavredakis, M.A., a highly successful reading and learning specialist, this program makes learning to spell faster, easier and more fun!
01-8034 30 min. $ 29.95

Features Laura McKenzie.
01-4202 75 min. $ 29.95 ©1991
01-4203 65 min. $ 29.95 ©1991
01-4204 55 min. $ 29.95 ©1991
01-4205 45 min. $ 29.95 ©1991
01-4206 45 min. $ 29.95 ©1991
01-8004 88 min. $ 99.95 ©1992
01-8005 88 min. $ 99.95 ©1992

Vidisco: SAT-Verbal
This entertaining video helps students overcome uncertainty about test questions on the verbal portion of the SAT.
01-2971 116 min. $ 39.95

Way to Read Faster
This is a skill-building program filled with demonstrations that will show you how to have the same reading skills and techniques used by the world's top achievers. You'll increase your reading rate, and you'll learn techniques for better retention, increased comprehension, more reliable note-taking and effective organization and study skills. Great for the student or anyone who must read a lot.
01-0082 47 min. $ 39.95

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