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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: News, Understanding the
Type Description Skill/Content
Video Video: Newspaper Stories

Dennis Franz gives a tip on reading a newspaper article.

News, Understanding the
Skill/Content: Prefixes and Suffixes
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson Prefixes Say Plenty

How do you buy fish at the market? Precooked? Deboned? Defrosted? Even when you’re shopping for seafood, prefixes come in handy.

Prefixes and Suffixes
Lesson Suffixes

Are you joyful or joyless? A realist or a realtor? What a difference that little suffix makes!

Prefixes and Suffixes
Print Lesson Understanding Hard Words

Click on the title to download the worksheet.

Prefixes and Suffixes
Video Video: Prefixes

Question Man (Joey Kola) shops for pre-cooked shrimp and prefixes.

Prefixes and Suffixes
Video Video: Suffixes

Question Man (Joey Kola) asks his girlfriend about suffixes and commitment.

Prefixes and Suffixes
Skill/Content: Reading Comprehension
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson Strategies for Better Reading

Reading, just like playing a sport, improves with practice. Good readers use strategies, or techniques, that help them understand and remember what they’re reading.

Reading Comprehension
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.

Reading Comprehension
Lesson Using Context Clues

When you run across a word that seems indecipherable, there are ways to help you figure out its meaning.

Reading Comprehension
Lesson Parts of a Newspaper

Is reading the newspaper a heavy job? A few simple reading strategies can lighten the load.

Reading Comprehension