• Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    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 to support the findings with textual evidence.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to interpret messages and various techniques in media and evaluate how media influences or informs audiences.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language (English 7 Reading)

    You will be able to identify figurative language and understand how it creates imagery, appeals to the senses, and suggests mood.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Literary Nonfiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to describe the structural and substantive differences between an autobiography or diary and a fictional adaptation of it.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to describe multiple themes in fiction, analyze how place and time influence the theme, and make complex inferences.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Explain the Influence of the Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry (English 7 Reading)

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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to evaluate a summary of the original text for accuracy of the main ideas, supporting details, and overall meaning

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L4
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn to explain the function of the graphical components of a text and evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Texts (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text while distinguishing factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions.

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)

    You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.

    • Resource ID: E1RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)

    You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.

    • Resource ID: E7RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction (English 7 Reading)

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

    • 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.