PBS LearningMedia: Summer of Literacy

24b7b99b-a754-4d22-8abc-8d59591328cb_thumbPBS LearningMedia’s summer of literacy continues! Explore this special collection of resources designed to expand vocabulary, strengthen reading comprehension, and expose students to authors behind famous works:

American Authors in the 19th Century Grades 9-12 | Primary Sources | Authors:  Introduce students to five prominent American authors with this collection of primary source documents  Whitman, Dickinson, Longfellow, Stowe, and Poe.

Great Expectations: Happily Ever After? Grades 9-13+ | Video + Essay | Elements of a Story:  This video excerpt from PBS’ adaptation of Great Expectations  enhances lessons on 19th century literature and the work of Charles Dickens.

The Use of Soliloquy Grades 8-12 | Media Gallery | Literary Devices:  Shakespeare may be the author best known for his use of soliloquy. Engage students in a discussion about this literary device with resources from Shakespeare Uncovered.

Poem by Emily Dickinson Grades 7-12 | Animation | Poetry:  This resource for upper-level students illustrates Dickinson’s use of literary devices such as capitalization, personification, and rhyming.

Meet the Author Grades 2-7 | Media Gallery | The Writing ProcessIntroduce students to children’s author Rosemary Well’s background, career, and thoughts on the writing process.

Consonant Digraphs Grades 1-3 | Media Gallery | Vocabulary AcquisitionIntegrate these resources from The Electric Company into your next lesson plan to familiarize students with the consonant digraphs “gh” and “ph.”

Find these resources and more in the Gone Readin’ Summer Literacy Collection designed to support literacy from PreK through 12th grade.

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