1. Marvin K. Mooney Activity

    • Resource ID: PBS412
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this activity, students get to combine the world of literacy and physical movement! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, students listen carefully 

  2. Waddle

    • Resource ID: PBS421
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Get your students up and moving in this Kindergarten through 5th grade activity that connects literacy, creativity and movement! Students act out different animals in the book “Waddle” as the teacher reads aloud. 

  3. 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.

  4. Building Blocks for Teaching Adolescents with Reading Difficulties

    • Resource ID: BB0000
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This online resource is designed to enhance teachers’ knowledge and skills so they can effectively teach adolescent students who struggle with reading.

  5. Beginning Reading Instruction

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

    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.

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

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

    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.

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

    • Grade Range: K-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

  9. Reading to Learn Academy, Grade 5 Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: RTLA_G5_AR
    • Grade Range: 5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Grade 5 additional resources

  10. 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.

  11. Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

    • Resource ID: PBS428
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” 

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Minute to Win It

    • Resource ID: PBS423
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade activity is based on the popular game show, Minute to Win It! Students form into groups of 4-5 and perform various exercises for one minute in order to gain points. 

  15. Fitness Bingo

    • Resource ID: PBS424
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity is similar to traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Creating space between them and their peers, students will act out the exercise if they have it on their bingo card. 

  16. Book Buddies | Engaging with Literature

    • Resource ID: PBS403
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Watch as two teachers create Book Buddies with 3rd and 5th graders in this half-hour video from Engaging with Literature. Book Buddies offers students a chance to explore a book they are familiar with in new ways.

  17. Lesson Builder Template | Engaging with Literature

    • Resource ID: PBS404
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Download this lesson builder template as a framework for reviewing and analyzing your classroom literature lesson.

  18. Unforgettable Elephants

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

  19. 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.

  20. A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

    • Resource ID: PBS427
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores the many roles of a gardener through a short, fun poem.