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    Understanding Poetry

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L7
    • Grade Range: 6–8
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn the importance of graphical elements (e.g., capital letters, line length, word position) in the meaning of a poem.

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    Understanding Drama

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L6
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to explain a playwright’s use of dialogue and stage directions.

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    Write an Expository and/or Procedural Text (English 6 Writing)

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text with a variety of sentence structures, rhetorical devices, transitions, appropriate facts, and details.

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    Write an Expository/Procedural Text from Several Sources

    • Resource ID: E6WrM1L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to write an expository/procedural text that synthesizes ideas from several sources.

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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! 

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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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    Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.

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    Understand New Vocabulary Within Context (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM1L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to use context (e.g., cause and effect or compare and contrast organizational text structures) to determine or clarify the meaning of unfamiliar or multiple-meaning words.

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    Analyze (Describe) Point of View in Literary Texts/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L5
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to analyze different points of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.

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    Analyze the Development of Plot through Characters in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L4
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts, contribute to the development of the story’s plot.

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    Explain the Influence of Setting on Plot Development in Literary Text/Fiction

    • Resource ID: E6RdM2L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how the setting in a story can influence the development of the plot.

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    Summarize Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L1
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to summarize the main ideas and supporting details in text and understand that a summary does not include opinions.

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    Make Inferences in Informational/Expository Text (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L2
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will be able to explain how different organizational patterns (e.g., proposition and support, problem and solution) develop the main idea and the author’s viewpoint.

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    Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Texts (English 6 Reading)

    • Resource ID: E6RdM3L3
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: ELA & Reading

    You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres (including literary text) and support the findings with textual evidence.

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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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    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.