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Pressure—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha explains the meaning of the word "pressure."
Paint-a-long—Peg + Cat | PBS KIDS Lab
Use this game with children to combine shapes to draw Peg, Cat, and all their friends. Peg can help children every step of the way as they use their paintbrush and different colors to draw snazzy shapes or colorful characters.
Silly Sentences—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
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.
Firedog Freddie—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
This video will help children understand the parts of a story. Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.
T.D. Tells a Story—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
This Martha Speaks video will help children identify the key elements of a story and build vocabulary. T.D. tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.
Martha's Perspective—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
Help children build vocabulary using this Martha Speaks video! Martha defines the word perspective.
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Silly Story Builder—Martha Speaks | PBS KIDS Lab
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.
Tips from the Playground: ER/EST
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.
Prefixes & Suffixes
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.
Skits and Martha Bake a Cake—Martha Speaks
Help children build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts. Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.
Engagement | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z
Families play an important role in how well students do in school. Find information about the importance of teachers and parents working together on behalf of kids, as well as examples of programs that specifically make the link between home and school.
Read a Good Book: Communicating by Drawing | IPTV KIDS Clubhouse
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.
Sunflower Biscuit Bones (PDF) | Martha Speaks
The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Sunflower Biscuit Bones" designed for in-classroom use.
Activity: Awesome Alliteration | WordGirl
This WordGirl lesson focuses on alliteration. Students will generate a list of alliterative words, then write an original poem using those words
Professor Monkey Follows the Directions—Martha Speaks
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!
Education | Reading Rockets: Topics A to Z
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.
T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams—Martha Speaks
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.
Getting to the Game (PDF) | Martha Speaks
The PDF of the interactive, informational story "Getting to the Game" designed for in-classroom use.
Using the Present Progressive Tense | No Nonsense Grammar
Present progressives describe an action in progress, or something that started in the past and is still happening. It is formed with the helping "to be" verb in the present tense and the present participle of the verb.
Simple and Compound Sentences | No Nonsense Grammar
A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. A simple sentence contains a subject and a verb and by itself contains a complete thought. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.