1. PBS Learning Media

    Silly Sentences—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS453
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity will help children build vocabulary, develop story sequencing skills, and improve writing.  They will build vocabulary and writing skills by collecting “word bones” from a newspaper.

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    Writing an Engaging Story with Literary Strategies to Enhance Plot

    • Resource ID: E1WrM2L3
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to use various literary strategies and devices, including dialogue and suspense, to enhance the plot in a short story.

  3. Texas Lesson Study

    Zoom Out: Overlapping Context Clues and Semantic Gradients Through Manipulating Context

    • Resource ID: TXLS016
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson will scaffold students into the reading strategy of finding textual evidence. They will be able to “zoom out,” or read before and after the unknown word, to construct meaning using context.

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    Target 2% Lessons to Support Vocabulary for Grades K through 5

    • Resource ID: T2P0003
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension, language proficiency, and reading growth for all students.These vocabulary activities are designed to enhance the instruction of all teachers of reading and to meet the learning needs of all students, as indicated by data.

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    Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 1: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_G1_AR
    • Grade Range: 1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Additional resources for Grade 1.

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    Literacy Achievement Academy, Kindergarten: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_K_AR
    • Grade Range: K
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Additional resources for Kindergarten

  7. Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 2: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_G2_AR
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Grade 2 additional resources.

  8. Literacy Achievement Academy, Grade 3: Additional Resources

    • Resource ID: LAA_G3_AR
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Grade 3 additional resources.

  9. PBS Learning Media

    Getting to the Game (PDF) | Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS386
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Getting to the Game" designed for in-classroom use.

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    Traditional vs. Contemporary: "The Three Little Pigs"

    • Resource ID: TXLS007
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will compare a contemporary version of "The Three Little Pigs" to a traditional version with respect to characters, setting, and plot. In a small group, students will analyze story elements on a t-chart to determine which parts of the stories are the same and which are different.

  11. PBS Learning Media

    How to Use Prepositions | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS361
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Prepositions indicate locations, whether physical or in time. Around, in, outside, before, during. Prepositions help us know the when and where!

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    Punctuation (English I Writing)

    • Resource ID: E1WrM8L7
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct punctuation.

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    Strategies for Editing: Practice 2 (English I Writing)

    • Resource ID: E1WrM8P2
    • Grade Range: 9
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

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    Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Source Material Accurately (English III Research)

    • Resource ID: E3RsM4L02
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize, paraphrase, and quote material from your sources.

  15. Writing Summaries with Get the Gist

    • Resource ID: TXLS141
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This lesson teaches students to use the Get the Gist strategy to find the main idea of a section. Students will then put those Get the Gist statements together to begin a written summary of their text.

  16. PBS Learning Media

    Creative Motivation

    • Resource ID: PBS419
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: Fine Arts

    In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

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    Writing to a Particular Audience and Purpose (English III Writing)

    • Resource ID: E3WrM1L02
    • Grade Range: 11
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn various rhetorical strategies you can use in writing for a particular audience and purpose.

  18. PBS Learning Media

    Paint-a-long—Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS226
    • Grade Range: PreK–K
    • Subject: Math

    Use this game with children to combine shapes to draw Peg, Cat, and all their friends. Peg can help children every step of the way as they use their paintbrush and different colors to draw snazzy shapes or colorful characters.

  19. PBS Learning Media

    Sign the Sing-A-Long Song | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS222
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Sign language transforms this popular nursery rhyme. This bilingual sing-along teaches "If you're happy and you know it" in English and Sign language.

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    Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: OE

    • Resource ID: PBS391
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and his friend rap and beatbox using words that contain the "oe" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, pronunciation, and decoding.