1. PBS Learning Media

    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.

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    Kid Math's Coming to Dinner | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS369
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Becky brings home her newest friend Rex, AKA Kid Math. They discuss having a secret identity while Becky's dad cooks.

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    Comprehension | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS376
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    One reading researcher describes reading comprehension as the "essence of reading." Find out more about how to improve reading comprehension for all students--from young preschoolers to students who are struggling and children with learning disabilities.

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    Read a Good Book: Communicating by Drawing | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse

    • Resource ID: PBS378
    • Grade Range: PreK–2
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    IPTV KIDS Clubhouse kids read and discover more about communication! In this segment, kids go to the library and try to get their friends to guess their favorite book titles without using any words, only drawings and actions.

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    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."

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    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.

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    Magician's Apprentice | WordGirl

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

    Becky gets roped into joining a magician's act.

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    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. 

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    The Most Magical Magician's Convention | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS344
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Everyone in the Botsford family is excited to attend the Magician's Convention, except for Becky.

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    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.

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    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).

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    Marvin K. Mooney Activity

    • Resource ID: PBS412
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In this activity, students get to combine the world of literacy and physical movement! As the teacher reads the book “Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now” by Dr. Seuss, students listen carefully 

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    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. 

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    Little Ol' Lucky Day | WordGirl

    • Resource ID: PBS355
    • Grade Range: 1–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    When Becky registers for a mini golf tournament, she learns about honor in this competitive sport.
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    T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams—Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS385
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! T.D. gives a report in class about the inventor of chewing gum, Tom Adams.

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    Instruction | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z

    • Resource ID: PBS395
    • Grade Range: K–4
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Curricular materials tell us what to teach, and instruction informs us of the best way to teach. This section includes information about both the "what" and "how" of evidence-based teaching.

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    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.

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    Tips from the Playground: ER/EST

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

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

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    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.

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    Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks

    • Resource ID: PBS383
    • Grade Range: K–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts with this Martha Speaks video! Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be!