• 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: 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: 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: E7RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 7 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: E7RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 7 Reading)

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

    • 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: 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: 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.

    • 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: PBS369
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

    Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

    • 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. 

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    Find out how young Thomas Edison’s curiosity got him into trouble, and how, during his teen years, he lost his hearing but gained confidence as an aspiring inventor, in this video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Edison.