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

    PBS Learning Media How to Use Commas with Conjunctions | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    • 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: 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: 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: PBS405
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

    Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

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

    PBS Learning Media How to Capitalize Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

    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.

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

    PBS Learning Media Season Fitness

    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 

    • 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: PBS460
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Wheel of Fitness

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade video is similar to Wheel of Fortune. Students are chosen to spin the Wheel of Fitness and perform the exercise shown. 

    • 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: 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.