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Language Arts Skills Index

The Language Arts and the Math and Science Skills Indexes are designed to help you integrate the TV411 videos, web lessons, and print downloads into your classroom's curriculum. Use the dropdown menu below to browse the full catalog of our language arts materials by the skill or content area they address.

Skill/Content: Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Type Description Skill/Content
Video Video: Find a Word You Can't Spell

TV411's Dictionary Wizards show how to look up a word that you don't know how to spell.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Foreign Words

TV411's Dictionary Wizards find words in English that have origins in other languages.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Glossary

Laverne (Liz Torres) and two coworkers use the glossary to figure out unknown words and concepts in their new company health plan.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Learning New Words

An adult learner shows how to expand your vocabulary.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Medical Words

Pat Blackwell improves her reading skills in order to become a nurse.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Multiple Meanings

TV411's Dictionary Wizards figure out the multiple meanings of a word and pick the definition that works in a specific situation.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: Searching for Family Roots

An African-American woman researches her family's roots over the Internet and in the field.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Video Video: What's a Thesaurus?

To avoid using the same word over and over in a letter, TV411's Dictionary Wizards consult a thesaurus.

Dictionary/Thesaurus/Reference Skills
Skill/Content: Essay Writing
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson Truth in Advertising

Ads are always trying to sell you something—phones, cars, even politicians. Election posters and print ads are great for testing your reading skills.

Essay Writing
Lesson Editing Checklist

Jim is writing a note to his sister but he isn’t sure of his grammar and punctuation. A little editing is needed. But how to begin?

Essay Writing

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