1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. The Electric Company Magazine | Issue Two

    • Resource ID: PBS338
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this issue of The Electric Company Magazine, children will build literacy skills through games and reading adventures with Jessica and the gang.
    Screen reader support enabled.

  6. 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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  7. Tips from the Playground: OE

    • Resource ID: PBS370
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the different sounds made by the "oe" letter combination. He uses the sentence, "Your toes come before your shoes," to help students distinguish between the two sounds while reading. 

  8. Tips from the Playground: ER/EST

    • Resource ID: PBS372
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie explains the uses abilities of the suffixes "er" and "est." This resource verbally and visually demonstrates to students how these two suffixes function.

  9. Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: AI

    • Resource ID: PBS392
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and Lisa rap using words that contain the "ai" vowel combination. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, decoding, and pronunciation.

  10. Shock & Friends Phonics Rap: UE

    • Resource ID: PBS393
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Shock and James play "True or Not True" using words that contain the letters "ue" to demonstrate the sound made by that letter combination. The goal of this resource is reading, sight-reading, spelling, and decoding.

  11. Bananas | The Electric Company

    • Resource ID: PBS402
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Learn about the vocabulary words binoculars, discover, observe, flustered, and admit with The Electric Company when family members need assistance. Annie's Uncle Sigmund needs The Electric Company's help to talk to an old friend who has come back to visit the neighborhood.

  12. Antonyms and Synonyms

    • Resource ID: PBS414
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students learn about synonyms and antonyms through physical activity. The teacher calls out a series of commands.

  13. Off Target

    • Resource ID: PBS416
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    A neighborhood kid Marcus Barnes has the power…well, kinda. The Electric Company tries to help Marcus improve at throwing wordballs so he can join The Electric Company. 

  14. Creative Motivation

    • Resource ID: PBS419
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: Fine Arts

    In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

  15. Unmuffins | The Electric Company

    • Resource ID: PBS420
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Learn about the vocabulary words unsure, unbelievably, undo, unfriendly, and unusual with The Electric Company in an undeniably exciting adventure. Something funny is going on. The Pranksters are being very helpful and The Electric Company is being awfully unfriendly. 

  16. Minute to Win It

    • Resource ID: PBS423
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade activity is based on the popular game show, Minute to Win It! Students form into groups of 4-5 and perform various exercises for one minute in order to gain points. 

  17. Fitness Bingo

    • Resource ID: PBS424
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity is similar to traditional bingo. Each student gets a fitness bingo card. Creating space between them and their peers, students will act out the exercise if they have it on their bingo card. 

  18. Commercial: Big Word

    • Resource ID: PBS430
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This commercial for "Bite Sized Word Bits Bar," teaches students how to break up large words into easy, syllable-based pieces. This resource teaches children spelling, decoding, and sight-reading habits and skills.

  19. Road Trip—OO

    • Resource ID: PBS431
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Charlotte and Henry play a game comparing words which use the "oo" letter combination and the different sounds they make. This resource teaches reading, sight-reading, speeling, pronunciation, and decoding.

  20. Tips from the Playground: Mad at -IE-

    • Resource ID: PBS432
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Reggie gives advice on how to sound out words using the "ie" vowel combination. This resource teaches decoding and reading strategies.