1. PBS Learning Media

    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.

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    Nature Cat | Let's Explore With Maps! | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS446
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat and friends learned some map skills as they searched for treasure in the story segment The Treasure of Bad Dog Bart. Now learn about compasses, landmarks, and maps with Nature Cat, Squeeks, and more. Finally, help Hal remember exciting new words from the reader and episode.

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    Mixed-Up Headlines—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS447
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity will help children build vocabulary and writing skills and understand the different components of a newspaper. Explore a newspaper with them, and have them give its headlines a creative makeover.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Nature Cat | Windy Weather | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS451
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat and the team learned about the power of wind in the story segment Breezy Rider. Read along with Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks, and Hal as you explore all the things that wind can do! 

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    Nature Cat | Track That Animal! | 3

    • Resource ID: PBS452
    • Grade Range: 3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Nature Cat, Daisy, Squeeks, and Hal had to track Sir Gallahad in Heartthrob Hamster. Animals leave clues behind that allow people to find out about where they've been. 

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    Silly Sentences—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab

    • Resource ID: PBS453
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This activity will help children build vocabulary, develop story sequencing skills, and improve writing.  They will build vocabulary and writing skills by collecting “word bones” from a newspaper.

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    Season Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS454
    • Grade Range: 1–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    Students have fun in fitness as they follow along with their teacher to perform various exercises and stretches found in the different seasons. Doing activities like playing baseball and cross-country skiing, students learn about the varying seasons 

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    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. 

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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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    Wheel of Fitness

    • Resource ID: PBS460
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This Kindergarten through 5th grade video is similar to Wheel of Fortune. Students are chosen to spin the Wheel of Fitness and perform the exercise shown. 

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    Screen reader support enabled.

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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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    A Gardener's Poem | Think Garden

    • Resource ID: PBS427
    • Grade Range: K–5
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    This video from KET’s Think Garden collection explores the many roles of a gardener through a short, fun poem.

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    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.”