1. PBS Learning Media

    Road Trip—N Blends

    • Resource ID: PBS437
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    While in the car with their father, Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing n-blends in words like "around" and "bang" on billboards and signs along the road. The goal of this resource is decoding.

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    Tips from the Playground: X

    • Resource ID: PBS440
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains that while the letter "x" usually makes the "ks" sound, it also sometimes makes the "z" sound. 

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    A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

    • Resource ID: PBS427
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores the many roles of a gardener through a short, fun poem.

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    Forming and Using Possessive Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS335
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Possessives show when a noun belongs to someone. It is often indicated with an apostrophe "s," but when words end in "s" only an apostrophe is added.
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    Music Video: Capitalize

    • Resource ID: PBS336
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Lisa sings "Time to Capitalize" to teach children the rules of capitalization. This resource teaches capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and the concept behind proper nouns.

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    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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    How to Use the Correct Capitalization | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS358
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Capitalizing is extremely important. Not only is it proper writing, but it also makes writing look polished and finished. Learn what should be capitalized and what shouldn't!

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    Words from the Wild: R

    • Resource ID: PBS329
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Jahreese identifies words containing the letter "r" around his neighborhood in Harlem. This resource teaches reading, decoding, spelling, and vocabulary.

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    Road Trip—Long U

    • Resource ID: PBS331
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Knowing that "ew" and "u" produce the same sound, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words using those letters/letter combinations from signs and billboards along the road.

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    Martha's Memory—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS333
    • Grade Range: 2–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children understand point of view in storytelling and build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha and friends discuss what the words "certain" and "sure" mean, and Martha shares her version of how a game they played ended.

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    Music Video: Jessica & Shock—"IE" Song

    • Resource ID: PBS337
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and Jessica rap and beatbox about how to pronounce the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding, reading, and sight-reading.
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    Commercial: Pictures and Words

    • Resource ID: PBS351
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This commercial demonstrates how pictures and words work together to tell a story. This resource teaches print literacy, and helps students understand how different types of media may be used in storytelling.
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    Tips from the Playground: OE

    • Resource ID: PBS370
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading. 

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    Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: AI

    • Resource ID: PBS392
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and Lisa rap using words that contain the "ai" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, decoding, and pronunciation.

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    Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: UE

    • Resource ID: PBS393
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and James play "True or Not True" using words that contain the letters "ue" to demonstrate the sound made by that letter combination. The goal of this resource is reading, sight-reading, spelling, and decoding.

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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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    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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    Unmuffins | The Electric Company

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

    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. 

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    Minute to Win It

    • Resource ID: PBS423
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.