• Resource ID: PBS339
    • Grade Range: 3–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Honk If You Agree

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Action Verbs

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Book Buddies | Engaging with Literature

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Lesson Builder Template | Engaging with Literature

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

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

    PBS Learning Media Unforgettable Elephants

    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. 

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

    PBS Learning Media Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    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.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

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

    OnTrack logo Understanding New Vocabulary within Context

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

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

    OnTrack logo Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line

    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.

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

    OnTrack logo Write a Persuasive Text with a Clear Thesis

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

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Poetic Forms

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Characters and Staging in Drama

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Spelling

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Simile and Metaphor

    You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Capitalization

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct capitalization.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text

    You will learn how to evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

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

    OnTrack logo Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text

    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.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Literary Nonfiction

    You will learn how to analyze literary nonfiction, particularly speeches, by making inferences and drawing conclusions based on evidence in the text.

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

    OnTrack logo Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts

    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.