Early Reading, Writing, & Discussion

  • For kindergarten and elementary-level students, this collection provides a broad range of tools to foster an easy comprehension of writing, reading, and discussion. Supported by a collection of videos and games from PBS Kids, these resources are catered for the perfect introduction into early ELA.

  • Reasons to Read

    This video segment features Patty Loveless and Buddy Jewel singing a tune that shows people reading everything from books and recipes to maps and song lyrics.

  • Consonant Digraphs -ph- & -gh-

    This resource group teaches students all about the sounds made by the "ph" and "gh" consonant digraphs.

  • Blue Ribbon Readers: The Train Game

    The Train Game helps students develop synthesis skills by asking them to group words together to form sentences.

Literature

  • For both K-5 and 6-12 levels, explore here to find an incredible collection to encourage students’ passion in literature. Including a vast array of literary documents as well as resources for discussion, analysis, and reference, these resources are aimed at further developing skills for the comprehension of literature at all levels.

  • Romeo and Juliet: Teens Act It Out

    Use these videos to show how modern teenagers can practice and connect with the language of Romeo and Juliet in this lesson from Folger Shakespeare Library.

  • The Three Little Pigs

    In this video segment from Between the Lions, Lionel the Lion models reading aloud as he reads the story of The Three Little Pigs to Leona.

Informational Texts

  • With primary sources from the Library of Congress, NOVA, PBS NewsHour, and many other sources, this catalogue of resources guides students through the interpretation and analysis of informational texts for all levels.

  • Blue Ribbon Readers: The Detective's Notebook Game

    This WPSU interactive The Detective's Notebook Game is designed to get students to think about what they are reading and to answer questions that require inferencing.

  • The Fourteenth Amendment - ParT 1

    The Union victory over the Confederate states marked a dramatic change in American history with the abolition of slavery and new amendments written into the U.S. Constitution.

Speaking & Listening

  • At all levels, fostering a strength in collaborative conversation and the presentation of ideas is a crucial part of English Language Arts. In addition to resources on speech and rhetoric, these pages also demonstrate the utilization of digital and visual elements in crafting a successful presentation.

  • How to Make a PRezi

    Prezi is an online tool for creating presentations that break free of the standard linear slideshow style of presentation that we often encounter.

  • Expressive Reading

    The Union victory over the Confederate states marked a dramatic change in American history with the abolition of slavery and new amendments written into the U.S. Constitution.

Writing & Language

  • With subjects ranging from vocabulary to syntax, grammar to essay organization, these pages offer a growing selection of resources catered towards the development of proficient writing. Encourage students of all grades to use these resources and master the skills necessary for a growth in their use of the English language.

  • No Nonsense Grammar Collection

    Explore a range of commonly taught grammar principles for elementary and middle schoolers with these short, fun videos and activities.

  • LITERALLY Awesome!! | Bongo Bongo

    The Union victory over the Confederate states marked a dramatic change in American history with the abolition of slavery and new amendments written into the U.S. Constitution.