1. PBS Learning Media

    Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS377
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
     

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    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 

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    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. 

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    Education | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS384
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Teaching reading is a complex process that draws upon an extensive knowledge base and repertoire of strategies. Find out more about best practices in reading instruction and why so many are concerned that our teachers aren't prepared to teach in today's classrooms.

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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.

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    Intervention | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS366
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Response to Intervention (RTI) is a 3-tier framework schools can adopt to identify and help struggling learners—before they fail. 

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    Activities | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS367
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Need some ideas for reading-based activities you can do with children? This section offers suggestions to help parents, teachers, preschool teachers, and childcare providers fill kids' days with fun and stimulating reading and writing activities.

  8. 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.

  9. Content Area Reading Instruction

    • Resource ID: REDBK4
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

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

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    Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS395
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Curricular materials tell us what to teach, and instruction informs us of the best way to teach. This section includes information about both the "what" and "how" of evidence-based teaching.

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    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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    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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    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.” 

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    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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    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. 

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    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. 

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    Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS369
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

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    Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS405
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

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    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. 

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    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.