1. PBS Learning Media

    Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

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    Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.

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    Understanding Poetry

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

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    Understanding New Vocabulary within Context

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

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    Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes

    • Resource ID: E8RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

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    Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support your understanding.

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    Analyze Linear Plot Developments in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use the elements of linear plot development to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved.

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    Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and support with textual evidence.

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    Edit Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using editing strategies.

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    Revise Your Writing

    • Resource ID: E8WrM2L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you revise your writing to achieve clarity, coherence, and transition in order to address purpose, audience, and genre.

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    Write a Persuasive Text that Supports a Position

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to write a persuasive text that responds to the views of others by using evidence that differentiates between fact and opinion to support your viewpoint.

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    Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.

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    Write Literary Text That Develops Interesting Characters

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that develops interesting characters and believable dialogue.

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    Write Literary Text That Uses Literary Strategies/Devices to Enhance the Style and Tone

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an imaginative story that uses literary strategies/devices to enhance style and tone.

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    Write Expository Text That Is Logically Organized

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository text that is logically organized, with a controlling idea and an effective introduction and conclusion.

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    Write Expository Text That Uses a Variety of Sentence Structures, Rhetorical Devices, and Transitions

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that uses a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, and transitions.

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    Write Expository Text That Synthesizes Ideas

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository text that synthesizes ideas.

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    Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis

    • Resource ID: E8WrM1L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write a persuasive text that includes a clear thesis with a position.

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    Analyze Texts with Similar/Different Purposes

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will analyze works written on the same topic and compare how authors achieved similar or different purposes.

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    Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    By using different organizational patterns as guides, you will learn how to make subtle inferences and draw complex conclusions while distinguishing factual claims.