1. Activity: Verb Charades | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS353
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This WordGirl lesson focuses on verbs through a variation on the game "charades." Students will learn new vocabulary (verbs) by silently acting out the meaning of the words.

  2. 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.

  3. Prefixes & Suffixes

    • Resource ID: PBS374
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This resource group teaches students about some of the most common prefixes and suffixes, and about the effects they have on the tenses and meanings of verbs.

  4. Pressure—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. Mighty Bright Knight | The Electric Company

    • Resource ID: PBS418
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    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. 

  7. Comic Strip Activity

    • Resource ID: PBS444
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity will motivate spatial intelligence learners by allowing students to create their own Wilson and Ditch comic strip, and will challenge them to take Wilson or Ditch's point of view.

  8. Diorama Activity

    • Resource ID: PBS448
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Using this activity, teach to many learning styles by having students design, create, and discuss a diorama of a particular location from Wilson and Ditch, and then create a Wilson and Ditch script about that location.

  9. Activity: Picture Scavenger Hunt | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS450
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this WordGirl lesson, turn on the detective spirit in your students when they must find images in magazines that match the word captions they've been given.

  10. Silly Story Builder—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS455
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity will help children build vocabulary, become familiar with essential parts of a story, and develop story sequencing skills. They can create silly stories by drawing story parts out of a bag. 

  11. Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

    • Resource ID: PBS223
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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. 

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS405
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

  18. Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

    • Resource ID: PBS428
    • Grade Range: PreK–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” 

  19. Rolling into Compound Sentences

    • Resource ID: TXLS138
    • Grade Range: 4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will create compound sentences from simple sentences.

  20. Revision Rally

    • Resource ID: TXLS048
    • Grade Range: 2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students will use the ARMS (add, remove, move, and substitute words and phrases) revision strategy to revise a procedural passage.