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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    How to Read and Analyze a Short Story (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L10
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to read and analyze a short story using your knowledge of literary and poetic devices.

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    Reading and Writing to a Prompt (English III Reading and Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L5
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn skills necessary for reading and writing to a prompt.

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    Reading for Main Idea and Supporting Ideas (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L4
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to find and analyze the main idea and supporting ideas in a variety of texts.

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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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Identifying Rhetorical Devices in Arguments to Aid Understanding (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify strategies authors use in order to make their arguments more easily understood.

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    Diction and Tone (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to make decisions about an author’s word choice or diction in order to discover the author’s tone(s).

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    Style and Syntax (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L05
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to evaluate the authors’ style and syntax, and evaluate how effective style and syntax are to the overall meaning of the text.

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    Making Connections Between a Text and Current and Historical Events (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM1L8
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn to use strategies that help you make connections between a text and events that happened in the past, as well as events that are happening now.

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    Dialect (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L6
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to determine why a character’s dialect may contribute to the meaning of the text.

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    Irony (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L04
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the irony in a text and evaluate its importance to the meaning of the text.

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    Imagery (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L03
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this lesson, you will be able to identify the imagery in a text and evaluate its effectiveness.

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    Allusion (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this lesson, you will be able to find the allusions in a text, and discuss the role allusions play in helping you understand the text.

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    Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & 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 (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.

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    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Arguments, i.e., Identify Fallacies (English III Reading)

    • Resource ID: E3RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn strategies to help you determine whether a written argument is logical and/or valid.