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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: Visual Literacy
Type Description Skill/Content
Video Video: Reading Art

Parents and children interpret art and symbolism at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Visual Literacy
Skill/Content: Vocabulary Building
Type Description Skill/Content
Lesson Using Context Clues

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

Vocabulary Building
Lesson Dictionary Entries

When you come across a new word in a book or newspaper, don’t pass it by. Look it up in the dictionary!

Vocabulary Building
Lesson Finding New Ways to Say Something

If you never want to be at a loss for words—it’s a good idea to have a thesaurus on hand.

Vocabulary Building
Lesson Grammar and Punctuation

Good writers, like good barbers, are careful workers. They master the details of their craft—whether it’s proper punctuation or a clean shave.

Vocabulary Building
Lesson How to Write a Business Email

Email is a handy form of communication, whether for business or pleasure. Shortcuts are fine when you’re emailing friends…but for a business email, make sure you put your best self forward!

Vocabulary Building
Lesson How to Write a Poem

The poet Jimmy Baca runs a workshop for people who want to write poetry. To write a good poem, Baca says, it’s important to use all of your senses. Try it.

Vocabulary Building
Lesson More Roots and Their Families

How does something spectacular relate to a crowd of spectators? Pay attention to the roots and you’ll find out!

Vocabulary Building
Lesson Personal Dictionary

Want to expand your vocabulary? Start a personal dictionary. A blank address book is a perfect place to list new words and definitions.

Vocabulary Building
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.

Vocabulary Building