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

    PBS Learning Media Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Using Proper Punctuation for Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    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).

    • Resource ID: PBS396
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Comic Cam: Lazy F

    Willie Reale does a standup routine about how "ph" and "gh" make the same sound as "f." This resource teaches consonant sounds and letter combinations, reading, sight-reading, spelling, decoding, and phonics.

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

    PBS Learning Media How to Recognize a Phrase | No Nonsense Grammar

    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!

    • 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: 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.

    • 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: PBS410
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Using Commas and Quotations | No Nonsense Grammar

    Quotations and commas are two very useful punctuation tools that indicate dialogue and brief pausing in sentences. Learn how to use them correctly!

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

    PBS Learning Media Reflexive Pronouns and Subjects | No Nonsense Grammar

    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.

    • Resource ID: PBS412
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Marvin K. Mooney Activity

    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 

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

    PBS Learning Media Antonyms and Synonyms

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

    • 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: 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: PBS420
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Unmuffins | The Electric Company

    Learn about the vocabulary words unsure, unbelievably, undo, unfriendly, and unusual with The Electric Company in an undeniably exciting adventure. Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. 

    • Resource ID: PBS421
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Waddle

    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. 

    • 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: PBS426
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Read a Good Book: Creature Craft | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    Clubhouse friends visit their local library to read and discover more about birds. In this segment, kids take on the role of a bird and create a nest. Working in teams, kids apply their problem solving skills to create birds' nests without using their hands.