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

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • 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 and to support the findings with textual evidence.

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    Understanding Drama (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Evaluating and Interpreting Media (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Imagery and Figurative Language (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Literary Nonfiction (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Describe Themes in Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Understanding Poetry (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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    Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & 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.

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    Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine or clarify the meaning of words using context within a sentence and in larger sections of text.

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

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

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

  19. PBS Learning Media

    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.