Electric Company

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video

The Electric Company media and resources entertain and engage children ages 5–9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy that are challenging for struggling readers: Decoding, Vocabulary, Comprehension of Connected Text, and reading Motivation. Here you’ll find full episodes, clips, games and activity sheets to excite even the most reluctant readers.

Skill: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Georgia Standard: Reading Foundational - Phonics and Word Recognition - ELAGSE3RF3


What's Good: Garden

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video

Discover communities that use science to plant thriving gardens and grow sustainable food sources. Gardening, tending to the environment, and observing nature can help kids understand their relationship with the earth and our responsibility to take care of it and each other, so don’t be afraid to grow something amazing with your kids.

Skill: Determine the main idea and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats including visually, quantitatively, an orally.

Georgia Standard: Speaking and Listening - Comp and Collab - ELAGSE3SL2


Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum: I am Mary Leaky/ I am Alexander Hamilton

Source: PBS Kids Video

Resource Type: Video

The series follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina and their friend Brad. In each episode, the three face a problem and must turn to the Secret Museum to help them solve it. The Secret Museum allows the three friends to travel back in time to meet real-life historical figures when they were kids.

Skill: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, chosing flexibly from an array of strategies.

Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE3L4


What's Good: Dance

Source: PBS Learning Media

Resource Type: Video

Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.

Skill: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific vocabulary, including words and phrases that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

Georgia Standard: Language - Vocabulary Acquisition and Use - ELAGSE2L6


GPB Writers Contest

Source: GPBKids

Resource Type: Activity

GPB's PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages Georgia kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade to submit original, illustrated stories for great prizes and a chance to be featured on the GPB website. Deadline is April 10, 2020.

Georgia Standard: Writing