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

    PBS Learning Media Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    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.
     

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

    PBS Learning Media Marvin K. Mooney Activity

    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 

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

    PBS Learning Media Waddle

    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. 

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

    PBS Learning Media Education | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Intervention | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

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

    • Resource ID: PBS354
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Music Video: Reading with Feeling

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Activities | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    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.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 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.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

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

    PBS Learning Media Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    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.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.

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

    PBS Learning Media Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

    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.” 

    • Resource ID: PBS223
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

    This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.