• Resource ID: PBS367
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Activities | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    Need some ideas for reading-based activities you can do with children? This section offers suggestions to help parents, teachers, preschool teachers, and childcare providers fill kids' days with fun and stimulating reading and writing activities.

    • Resource ID: PBS368
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Comic Cam: Expressive Reading

    Jennifer Barber introduces the different characters she created for her stories when she was seven years old. She reads one of her stories using different voices to differentiate between the three characters. 

    • Resource ID: PBS375
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Skits and Martha Bake a Cake—Martha Speaks

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.

    • Resource ID: PBS377
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
     

    • Resource ID: PBS378
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Read a Good Book: Communicating by Drawing | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    IPTV KIDS Clubhouse kids read and discover more about communication! In this segment, kids go to the library and try to get their friends to guess their favorite book titles without using any words, only drawings and actions.

    • Resource ID: PBS382
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Pressure—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha explains the meaning of the word "pressure."

    • Resource ID: PBS383
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be! 

    • Resource ID: PBS384
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Education | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    Teaching reading is a complex process that draws upon an extensive knowledge base and repertoire of strategies. Find out more about best practices in reading instruction and why so many are concerned that our teachers aren't prepared to teach in today's classrooms.

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

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

    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.

    • Resource ID: PBS386
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Getting to the Game (PDF) | Martha Speaks

    The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Getting to the Game" designed for in-classroom use.

    • Resource ID: PBS395
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    PBS Learning Media Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    Curricular materials tell us what to teach, and instruction informs us of the best way to teach. This section includes information about both the "what" and "how" of evidence-based teaching.

    • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.