1. PBS Learning Media

    What Are Collective Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS340
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A collective noun is a word that refers to a group, such as a collection, a herd, a team!
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    Antonyms and Synonyms

    • Resource ID: PBS414
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students learn about synonyms and antonyms through physical activity. The teacher calls out a series of commands.

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    Off Target

    • Resource ID: PBS416
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A neighborhood kid Marcus Barnes has the power…well, kinda. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve at throwing wordballs so he can join The Electric Company. 

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    How to Use Commas with Conjunctions | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS389
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Conjunctions can join two separate clauses, but sometimes they need commas. Learn how to do so correctly.

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    How to Use Reference Materials | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS359
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A dictionary is one of the most useful reference books anybody could ever use. Learn how to properly understand a dictionary's formatting and content!

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    How to Recognize a Phrase | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS398
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A phrase is a group of related words that does not include both a subject and a verb. It only has one or the other!

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    Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS357
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Verb tense is used to show when an action occurs, whether it is in the past, the present, or the future.

  8. PBS Learning Media

    T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams—Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS385
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! T.D. gives a report in class about the inventor of chewing gum, Tom Adams.

  9. PBS Learning Media

    Tips from the Playground: ER/EST

    • Resource ID: PBS372
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the uses and abilities of the suffixes "er" and "est." This resource verbally and visually demonstrates to students how these two suffixes function.

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    No Dinosaurs Allowed | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    • Resource ID: PBS276
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Prince Wednesday wants to pretend to be a loud dinosaur while Daniel and Katerina are playing house. They find a way to play together when he agrees to be a quiet dinosaur.

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    How to Capitalize Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS409
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Capitalizing titles of books, movies, etc. can be tricky at first glance, but is easy to figure out. Remember to capitalize the first word, last word, and any important words within the title.

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    Reflexive Pronouns and Subjects | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS411
    • Grade Range: 2–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reflexive pronouns reflect the subject of the sentence. A reflexive pronoun is a pronoun that is preceded or followed by the noun, adjective, adverb, or pronoun to which it refers within the same clause.

  13. PBS Learning Media

    Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS387
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.

  14. PBS Learning Media

    Using Proper Punctuation for Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS390
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Small works (short stories, essays, magazine and newspaper articles, etc.) are indicated with the use of quotation marks. Larger works, such as books or movies, are indicated either through italics (in typing) or underlining (handwriting).

  15. PBS Learning Media

    Here Is the Beehive

    • Resource ID: PBS201
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This rhyme can start a conversation with the child about where bees live, where they keep their honey, how they sound, and what they look like. It can help the child learn new words.

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    Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS388
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb and by itself contains a complete thought. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.

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    Season Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS454
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons