Ideal for grades K-3 teachers, administrators & parents.
Duration: fifteen minute episode
A Tale of Two Schools is an intimate story about a national problem. All over the country, across
all ethnic lines and socioeconomic levels, schools are struggling with their most basic job - teaching kids
to read. Morgan Freeman narrates this compelling documentary on the personal stories of a frustrated
superintendent, novice and sanguine teachers, and a first-grader overwhelmed by the challenge of reading -
all chronicled during a year in two struggling schools. Download Discussion Guides which include background
information and discussion questions.
Click on the appropriate title below for free guide.
Parents' Discussion Guide
Teacher's Discussion Guide
For more information about A Tale of Two Schools, please visit www.pbs.org/twoschools. To find out
everything you ever wanted to know about reading, please visit www.ReadingRockets.org.
A Tale of Two Schools was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education
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