• Resource ID: PBS368
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Comic Cam: Expressive Reading

    Jennifer Barber introduces the different characters she created for her stories when she was seven years old. She reads one of her stories using different voices to differentiate between the three characters. 

    • Resource ID: PBS364
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 3: Princess Presto's Spelling Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 3 activities, the Day 3 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

    • Resource ID: PBS365
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 3: Princess Presto's Spelling Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 3 activities, the Day 3 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

    • Resource ID: PBS378
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Read a Good Book: Communicating by Drawing | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    IPTV KIDS Clubhouse kids read and discover more about communication! In this segment, kids go to the library and try to get their friends to guess their favorite book titles without using any words, only drawings and actions.

    • Resource ID: DL0001
    • Grade Range: 5–12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Tone is in the Fear of the Beholder: Reading and Writing Using Multimodal Mentor Texts

    This resource is a demonstration lesson presented at the 2014 Write for Texas Summer Institute. It provides a snapshot of a four to five week unit that engages students in the reading and writing workshop model.

    • Resource ID: PBS363
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Reading Camp Day 2: Wonder Red's Words Day | Super Why!

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 2 activities, the Day 2 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.
    Screen reader support enabled.

    • Grade Range: K-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    Complete "Red Book Series" Focused on Reading Instruction

    This binder provides copies of the original "Red Book Series" titles and links to online resources created for today's classrooms. Educators can access basic research about reading, view videos, download lesson plans, and learn how to adapt materials to meet the needs of diverse learners.

     

    • Resource ID: REDBK4
    • Grade Range: K–12
    • Subject:

    Content Area Reading Instruction

    This resource outlines the components of research-based programs for content area reading instruction and is for all educators who want to learn more about how to support reading instruction in students of all ages. Links to videos, handouts, and sample lesson plans are included.

    • Grade Range: 5-12
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

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    Using Reading and Writing to Support Learning Across the Content Areas

    This resource presents instructional writing and reading practices that support the content area learning of adolescent learners.

    The Write for Texas guiding principles of effective writing instruction, developed for all teachers across disciplines, focus on building every student's understanding and ability to read, write, and think like experts—historians, mathematicians, scientists, and literary critics.

    • 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: PBS418
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

    Learn about the vocabulary words individual, opponent, merit, fortunately, and unfortunately with The Electric Company when a competition almost goes too far. Jessica and Manny compete to win the last copy of their favorite comic book, Mighty Bright Knight. 

    • Resource ID: PBS402
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Bananas | The Electric Company

    Learn about the vocabulary words binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, and admit with The Electric Company when family members need assistance. Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

    • Resource ID: PBS407
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Sight Word Spelling

    In this lesson students explore with movement and creativity to make words come alive! Using sight word flashcards, students use their bodies to spell out simple sight words. 

    • 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: PBS399
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

    Jessica and Hector plan to surprise their cousin with a bug zoo for his birthday party. When Francine steals the prized rhino beetle, it's up to the Electric Company to get it back in time to save the party. 

    • 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.

    • Resource ID: PBS423
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Minute to Win It

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade activity is based on the popular game show, Minute to Win It! Students form into groups of 4-5 and perform various exercises for one minute in order to gain points. 

    • Resource ID: PBS424
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Fitness Bingo

    This activity is similar to traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Creating space between them and their peers, students will act out the exercise if they have it on their bingo card. 

    • Resource ID: PBS431
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Road Trip—OO

    Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing words which use the "oo" letter combination and the different sounds they make. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, speeling, pronunciation, and decoding.

    • Resource ID: PBS331
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Road Trip—Long U

    Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.