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Starting with Sounds

During the month of November, the TN Department of Education is continuing to provide academic instructional videos airing on PBS statewide, which provide video lessons for Pre-K-2 students. Additionally, Starting with Sounds videos will begin airing each Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. CT, which is a Reading 360 statewide awareness campaign to help Tennessee parents and students understand the importance of reading in an engaging and fun way. 

In collaboration with Tennessee PBS, the department created Starting with Sounds to highlight the importance of early literacy and how families and students can practice reading by watching and listening to national and local musicians, athletes, and champions of student success read their favorite books and sing songs to help build these critical skills. 

Families can watch the instructional video lessons created specifically for Tennessee students on all six state PBS stations – WNPT Nashville, East Tennessee PBS, WCTE Upper Cumberland, WKNO Memphis, West TN PBS, and Chattanooga WTCI from 9 a.m. –11 a.m. CT each weekday.  

The schedule for November can be found on the department’s website. PBS Teaching Tennessee classroom lessons for 1st-8th grade students can be found on the department's YouTube page. All 320 lessons have companion teacher lesson plans and student packets. Learn more here.