Season 1, Episode 2 Sounds and Symbols

First Aired: September 8, 2002

“Sounds and Symbols” (Part 2) examines the importance of phonics (the relationship between letters and their sounds) and phonemic awareness in learning to read. Included: a visit to a Washington, D.C., school that specializes in teaching youngsters with learning disabilities; and to a Scaramento school with considerable ethnic diversity. Also: a profile of author Norman Bridwell (“Clifford the Big Red Dog”). Annette Bening hosts.

Guest Cast

Cast & Details See all »

  • Premiered: September 1, 2002
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: A five-part series about how youngsters learn to read follows development from early awareness of letters through reading for meaning. (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »

Watch This

Josh Bowman and Freddie Stroma
Time After Time Stars Play Guess That Facial Hair!

Can the Time After Time stars, who were nearly unrecognizable with facial hair, recognize other actors by only seeing their facial hair?