1. PBS Learning Media

    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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    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. 

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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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    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.

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    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.

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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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    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.

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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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    Honk If You Agree

    • Resource ID: PBS339
    • Grade Range: 3–6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    In these two lesson plans, students will learn to identify issues of importance, form their opinions, and support those opinions with evidence and reason. They will also learn how to state their feelings in a persuasive manner.

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    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.

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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.

  16. PBS Learning Media

    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!