1. PBS Learning Media

    Hello There, Earth Kids! | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS346
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Rex, AKA Kid Math, is trying to keep his identity a secret from the kids at school, but he's not doing a very good job.

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    Music Video: Reading with Feeling

    • Resource ID: PBS354
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The Burnham Brothers sing "Reading with Feeling," a song explaining the importance of reading with the feelings ascribed to the characters and events. This resource teaches reading techniques and fluency.

  3. PBS Learning Media

    Little Ol' Lucky Day | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS355
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    When Becky registers for a mini golf tournament, she learns about honor in this competitive sport.
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  4. PBS Learning Media

    How to Use Conjunctions | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS356
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Conjunctions are a part of a speech that connects different parts of a sentence, such as groups of words, clauses, or phrases.

  5. PBS Learning Media

    Using the Correct Verb Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

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

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

  6. PBS Learning Media

    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!

  7. PBS Learning Media

    How to Use Reference Materials | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS359
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A dictionary is one of the most useful reference books anybody could ever use. Learn how to properly understand a dictionary's formatting and content!

  8. PBS Learning Media

    How to Use Prepositions | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS361
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Prepositions indicate locations, whether physical or in time. Around, in, outside, before, during. Prepositions help us know the when and where!

  9. PBS Learning Media

    Intervention | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS366
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Response to Intervention (RTI) is a 3-tier framework schools can adopt to identify and help struggling learners—before they fail. 

  10. PBS Learning Media

    Activities | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

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

    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.

  11. PBS Learning Media

    Irregular Plural Nouns | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS373
    • Grade Range: 2–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    While plural nouns often indicate more than one of something with a simple "s" or "es," irregular plural nouns do not. They change the word entirely. Elf becomes elves, tooth becomes teeth!

  12. PBS Learning Media

    Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

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

    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.
     

  13. PBS Learning Media

    Education | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

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

    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.

  14. PBS Learning Media

    Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    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.

  15. PBS Learning Media

    Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    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.

  16. PBS Learning Media

    How to Use Commas with Conjunctions | No Nonsense Grammar

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

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

  17. PBS Learning Media

    Using Proper Punctuation for Titles | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    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).

  18. PBS Learning Media

    Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

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

    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.

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    How to Recognize a Phrase | No Nonsense Grammar

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

    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!

  20. PBS Learning Media

    Edison: Boyhood and Teen Years

    • Resource ID: PBS401
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.