1. Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: OE

    • Resource ID: PBS391
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and his friend rap and beatbox using words that contain the "oe" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, pronunciation, and decoding.

  2. R Blends

    • Resource ID: PBS408
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource group teaches students all about "r" consonant digraphs. It goes over common "r" blends, such as "tr" and "gr," and teaches students how to pronounce these blends.

  3. Road Trip—Short A & Long A

    • Resource ID: PBS435
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In the car with their father, Henry and Charlotte play a game collecting words containing the long and short "a" vowel sounds from signs and billboards along the road. This resources teaches reading, sight-reading, and decoding.

  4. Tips from the Playground: QU

    • Resource ID: PBS441
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the relationship between "q" and "u," and the sound "qu" makes. This resource teaches reading, phonics, and decoding.

  5. Electric Pinball: -AVE, -ANK, and -ANG

    • Resource ID: PBS461
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A boy plays Electric Pinball making words containing the common endings "-ank," "-ang," and "-ave." This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, pronunciation, spelling, phonics, and decoding.

  6. I Went to Visit a Farm One Day | StoryBlocks

    • Resource ID: PBS200
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    The presenters model a song or rhyme, and explain how each song or rhyme helps children build important pre-reading skills.

  7. Tim Botsford, Fashionista | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS345
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Mr. Botsford unknowingly starts the city's latest fashion trend.

  8. Words from the Wild: F

    • Resource ID: PBS352
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Faith and Tiffany search through their home for items containing the letter "F." This resource teaches reading, decoding, and spelling.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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. 

  14. Sight Word Spelling

    • Resource ID: PBS407
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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. 

  15. 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.

  16. 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. 

  17. Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS273
    • Grade Range: K–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

  18. T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS274
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

  19. Activity: Episode 102: Hansel and Gretel | Super Why!

    • Resource ID: PBS332
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Make these gingerbread cookie letters with your child to teach lots of literacy skills: letters of the alphabet, the names and sounds of letters and word writing.

  20. 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."