1. PBS Learning Media

    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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    Using Commas and Quotations | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS410
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Quotations and commas are two very useful punctuation tools that indicate dialogue and brief pausing in sentences. Learn how to use them correctly!

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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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    Antonyms and Synonyms

    • Resource ID: PBS414
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students learn about synonyms and antonyms through physical activity. The teacher calls out a series of commands.

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    Nature Cat | Windy Weather | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS451
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat and the team learned about the power of wind in the story segment Breezy Rider. Read along with Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks, and Hal as you explore all the things that wind can do! 

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    Nature Cat | Track That Animal! | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS452
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks, and Hal had to track Sir Gallahad in Heartthrob Hamster. Animals leave clues behind that allow people to find out about where they've been. 

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    Nature Cat | Let's Save the Marsh! | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS417
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat and friends visited the marsh in the story segment Muck Amok. Now, learn along with them as they discover more about marshes and conservation. 

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    Nature Cat | Let's Explore With Maps! | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS446
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat and friends learned some map skills as they searched for treasure in the story segment The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart. Now learn about compasses, landmarks, and maps with Nature Cat, Squeeks, and more. Finally, help Hal remember exciting new words from the reader and episode.

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    Irregular Plural Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS373
    • Grade Range: 2–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    While plural nouns often indicate more than one of something with a simple "s" or "es," irregular plural nouns do not. They change the word entirely. Elf becomes elves, tooth becomes teeth!

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    Reflexive Pronouns and Subjects | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS411
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reflexive pronouns reflect the subject of the sentence. A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded or followed by the noun, adjective, adverb, or pronoun to which it refers within the same clause.

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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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    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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    Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS387
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.

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    Action Verbs

    • Resource ID: PBS415
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students connect exercise and literacy. The teacher reads a sentence aloud and students must identify the action verb that was read and then act it out accordingly. This is a great lesson to combine focus on cognitive and psychomotor skills.

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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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    Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.

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    Imagery and Figurative Language

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.

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    Literary Nonfiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

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    Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.

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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.