1. PBS Learning Media

    Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: L Blends

    • Resource ID: PBS394
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and James sing a song using "L blends," specifically the "sl" combination. The goal of this resource is decoding and sight-reading.

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    Comic Cam: Lazy F

    • Resource ID: PBS396
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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.

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    Music Video: Chunking

    • Resource ID: PBS397
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Jessica and Shock rap about chunking, a method used to break down multi-syllable words. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, decoding, and spelling.

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    Lights, Camera, Beetles | The Electric Company

    • Resource ID: PBS399
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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. 

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    Electric Sound Off—N Blends

    • Resource ID: PBS406
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Marcus and Annie play Electric Sound Off.  In order to win, they must create sentences using the most "n-blends," words in which the letter "n" works with another letter. 

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    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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    Activity: Vocabulary Bingo! | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS347
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this WordGirl activity, students will be encouraged to review new vocabulary through playing a variation on "Bingo."

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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.

  10. PBS Learning Media

    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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    Activity: Sentence Fluency | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS348
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this WordGirl lesson, build on words students already know to help them learn and apply new vocabulary and create different kinds of sentences.

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    Activity: Synonyms and Antonyms | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS350
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This WordGirl lesson focuses on the collection of synonyms and antonyms for a richer, stronger vocabulary.

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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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