• Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

    • Resource ID: TSS0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Teaching Sentence Skills

    This resource series is designed to enhance teachers' knowledge and skill so they can effectively teach grammar in context. Teaching grammar in context uses powerful models like sentences within mentor texts, rather than marking errors and correcting weak or wrong examples. 

    • Resource ID: W4TX0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    logo Write for Texas Overview Video

    This resource links to the Write for Texas online resources and includes a short video overview.

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

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

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

    • Resource ID: REDBK1
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Beginning Reading Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for beginning reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support beginning reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK2
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Promoting Vocabulary Development

    This resource outlines the components of vocabulary development. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: REDBK3
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Comprehension Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for reading comprehension instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading comprehension for students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Here Is the Beehive

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills.

    • Resource ID: PBS222
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Sign the Sing-A-Long Song | Sesame Street

    Sign language transforms this popular nursery rhyme. This bilingual sing-along teaches "If you're happy and you know it" in English and Sign language.

    • Resource ID: PBS225
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media What is Communication? | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, IPTV KIDS Clubhouse co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille, and many more.

    • Resource ID: PBS257
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media I Love Words | Sesame Street

    Abby Cadabby sings a song about words she loves.

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

    • Resource ID: PBS332
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Activity: Episode 102: Hansel and Gretel | Super Why!

    Make these gingerbread cookie letters with your child to teach lots of literacy skills: letters of the alphabet, the names and sounds of letters and word writing.

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

    PBS Learning Media Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    • Resource ID: PBS362
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 1: Alpha Pig's Alphabet Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 1 activities, the Day 1 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related materials PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

    • Resource ID: PBS363
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 2: Wonder Red's Words Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 2 activities, the Day 2 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.
    Screen reader support enabled.

    • Resource ID: PBS364
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 3: Princess Presto's Spelling Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 3 activities, the Day 3 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

    • Resource ID: PBS365
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 3: Princess Presto's Spelling Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 3 activities, the Day 3 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

    • Resource ID: PBS375
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Skits and Martha Bake a Cake—Martha Speaks

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.