1. PBS Learning Media

    Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

    • Resource ID: PBS223
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.

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    Reading Strategies

    • Resource ID: PBS328
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource group teaches students a wide variety of reading strategies. It touches on such issues as careful reading and follow-through, context clues, capitalization, transition words, features of printed text, and the relationship between text and illustration.

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    Words from the Wild: R

    • Resource ID: PBS329
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Jahreese identifies words containing the letter "r" around his neighborhood in Harlem. This resource teaches reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.

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    Road Trip—Long U

    • Resource ID: PBS331
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

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    Martha's Memory—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS333
    • Grade Range: 2–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children understand point of view in storytelling and build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha and friends discuss what the words "certain" and "sure" mean, and Martha shares her version of how a game they played ended.

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    Martha's Perspective—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS334
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha defines the word perspective.
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    Forming and Using Possessive Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS335
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Possessives show when a noun belongs to someone. It is often indicated with an apostrophe "s," but when words end in "s" only an apostrophe is added.
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    Music Video: Capitalize

    • Resource ID: PBS336
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Lisa sings "Time to Capitalize" to teach children the rules of capitalization. This resource teaches capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and the concept behind proper nouns.

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    Music Video: Jessica & Shock—"IE" Song

    • Resource ID: PBS337
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and Jessica rap and beatbox about how to pronounce the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding, reading, and sight-reading.
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    The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

    • Resource ID: PBS338
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
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  11. PBS Learning Media

    Honk If You Agree

    • Resource ID: PBS339
    • Grade Range: 3–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In these two lesson plans, students will learn to identify issues of importance, form their opinions, and support those opinions with evidence and reason. They will also learn how to state their feelings in a persuasive manner.

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    What Are Collective Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS340
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A collective noun is a word that refers to a group, such as a collection, a herd, a team!
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    Relative Adverbs | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS341
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A relative adverb is a word that talks about a place, time, or reason for something. Remember the three "w's": where, when, and why.
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    Proper Case of Pronouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS343
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Pronoun case is determined by how we use the pronoun in a sentence. There are three ways: subjective, when the pronoun does something; objective, when something is done to our pronoun;

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    The Most Magical Magician's Convention | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS344
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Everyone in the Botsford family is excited to attend the Magician's Convention, except for Becky.

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    Tim Botsford, Fashionista | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS345
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Mr. Botsford unknowingly starts the city's latest fashion trend.

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    Hello There, Earth Kids! | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS346
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Rex, AKA Kid Math, is trying to keep his identity a secret from the kids at school, but he's not doing a very good job.

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    Commercial: Pictures and Words

    • Resource ID: PBS351
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in storytelling.
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    Words from the Wild: F

    • Resource ID: PBS352
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Faith and Tiffany search through their home for items containing the letter "F." This resource teaches reading, decoding, and spelling.

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    Music Video: Reading with Feeling

    • Resource ID: PBS354
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Burnham Brothers sing "Reading with Feeling," a song explaining the importance of reading with the feelings ascribed to the characters and events. This resource teaches reading techniques and fluency.