1. Relative Adverbs | No Nonsense Grammar

    • Resource ID: PBS341
    • Grade Range: 3–7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A relative adverb is a word that talks about a place, time, or reason for something. Remember the three "w's": where, when, and why.
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  2. 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!

  3. 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).

  4. Action Verbs

    • Resource ID: PBS415
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students connect exercise and literacy. The teacher reads a sentence aloud and students must identify the action verb that was read and then act it out accordingly. This is a great lesson to combine focus on cognitive and psychomotor skills.

  5. Waddle

    • Resource ID: PBS421
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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. 

  6. 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.

  7. Book Buddies | Engaging with Literature

    • Resource ID: PBS403
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Watch as two teachers create Book Buddies with 3rd and 5th graders in this half-hour video from Engaging with Literature. Book Buddies offers students a chance to explore a book they are familiar with in new ways.

  8. Lesson Builder Template | Engaging with Literature

    • Resource ID: PBS404
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Download this lesson builder template as a framework for reviewing and analyzing your classroom literature lesson.

  9. Themes in Literary Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to infer the implicit theme in a work of fiction, distinguish theme from topic, and make complex inferences using textual evidence.

  10. Imagery and Figurative Language

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L8
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Using textual evidence, you will be able to explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains in prose and poetry.

  11. Literary Nonfiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L9
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to identify the literary language and devices used in memoirs and personal narratives and compare their characteristics with those of an autobiography.

  12. Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

  13. Understanding Drama

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

  14. Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Texts (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use different organizational patterns as guides for summarizing and forming an overview of different kinds of expository text while distinguishing factual claims from commonplace assertions and opinions.

  15. Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text (English 7 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E7RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 7
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and to support the findings with textual evidence.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Unforgettable Elephants

    • Resource ID: PBS457
    • Grade Range: 3–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this video segment from Nature, witness the joy an elephant family experiences when a new baby elephant is born. This birth was a celebration within elephant society. 

  19. 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.

  20. Paint-a-long—Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS226
    • Grade Range: PreK–K
    • Subject: Math

    Use this game with children to combine shapes to draw Peg, Cat, and all their friends. Peg can help children every step of the way as they use their paintbrush and different colors to draw snazzy shapes or colorful characters.