1. Why Do I Love the Letter Y | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS254
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    This song answers the question: why is "Y" so great? With the letter "Y," you can do yoga in your yard and eat yogurt on a yam.

  2. Picnic Patrol: Z | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS255
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    The ants of the Picnic Patrol are looking for foods that start with the letter "Z." They find zucchini at the picnic and zucchini starts with "Z"! This resource focuses on letter recognition.

  3. Sesame Street Story Book Builder | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS256
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Early readers will love building their own story book with Elmo, Abby Cadabby, or Cookie Monster! A perfect tool for helping identify feelings and emotions, word and letter recognition, and letter sounds.

  4. D-Dance | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS258
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Explore the letter "D" with this dance parody! This resource teaches letter recognition.

  5. Usher: Volunteer | Sesame Street

    • Resource ID: PBS211
    • Grade Range: PreK–1
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Teach language, vocabulary, and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!

  6. Reading Camp Day 1: Alpha Pig's Alphabet Day | Super Why!

    • Resource ID: PBS362
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Click on the links to access an overview of the Day 1 activities, the Day 1 materials list, instructions for each activity (including related materials PDFs), take-home worksheets, and links to the related episode, computer game, and video clips.

  7. Tips from the Playground: KN, GN, and BT

    • Resource ID: PBS371
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie discusses the silent letters in the "kn," "gn," and "bt" combinations. He advises his viewers that "the ghost is always first," meaning that in all three combinations only the second letter is pronounced. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. When We Do Something New (at the Doctor): Strategy Song and Activity | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    • Resource ID: PBS280
    • Grade Range: PreK–K
    • Subject: Early Childhood

    Knowing what to expect and playing about it can help children better manage their concerns about doctors' visits. When children play being the doctor, they're the ones in charge.

  14. Tim Botsford, Fashionista | WordGirl

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

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

  15. 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.
     

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.