• Resource ID: E8RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Poetic Forms

    You will learn how to compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Analyze the Central Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    You will learn how the central characters’ qualities influence them and resolution of the central conflict.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Characters and Staging in Drama

    You will learn how playwrights characterize their protagonists and antagonists through the dialogue and staging of their plays.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L7
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Spelling

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct spelling.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Drama

    You will learn how to make complex inferences in a play and use textual evidence to support your understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L10
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Simile and Metaphor

    You will learn how to explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM2L11
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Imagery and Figurative Language (Grade 8)

    You will learn how to make complex inferences and use textual evidence such as imagery and figurative language to support understanding.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM4L1
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Find Connections Across Texts Including Other Media

    You will learn how to evaluate the role of media in focusing attention on events and informing opinions on issues as well as techniques used to create point of view, and how this impacts the audience.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L2
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Subordinating Conjunctions

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of subordinating conjunctions.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L3
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Appositive Phrases, and Adverbial and Adjectival Phrases and Clauses

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of appositive phrases, and adverbial and adjectival phrases and clauses.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L4
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Main and Subordinate Clauses

    You will learn how to use and understand the purpose of main clauses and subordinate clauses.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Capitalization

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct capitalization.

    • Resource ID: E8RdM3L5
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Evaluate Graphics in Informational/Procedural Text

    You will learn how to evaluate graphics for their clarity in communicating meaning and achieving a specific purpose.

    • Resource ID: E8WrM3L6
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Punctuation

    You will learn strategies to help you edit your writing for correct punctuation.

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    OnTrack logo Understanding Poetry

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

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

    PBS Learning Media Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    • 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: 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.