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The Great American Read Resources

This LearningMedia collection highlights books from The Great American Read and includes additional resources across PBS partners that contextualize the authors and the impact these books have had on specific readers and throughout history.

Elements of Poetry

Students can use this interactive lesson from American Masters to discover how literary techniques like figurative language, imagery, and symbolism contribute to the overall meaning of a poem. (Grades 6-12)

Book List | The Best of Shel Silverstein

When you hear the name Shel Silverstein, what does it bring to mind? Families often think of clever poems with lots of laughs! Browse this list to find old and new favorites from writer and poet Shel Silverstein!

Book List | Poetry Books for All Ages

This April celebrate National Poetry Month with Mother Goose, alphabet poems in Spanish and English, and a rhyming dog! (Grades 2-8)


Presenting a treasure trove of videos from MASTERPIECE films, supported by essays and teaching tips, this collection offers innovative ways to access, understand, and analyze classic literature adapted for the screen. (Grades 6-12)

No Nonsense Grammar

Explore a range of commonly taught grammar principles for elementary and middle schoolers with these short, fun videos and activities. (Grades 1-9)

Experiencing Shakespeare Series

Through television, the web, and social media, students explore the Folger Shakespeare Library, home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection. (Grades 6-12)

Christopher Paul Curtis at ASFA

Christopher Paul Curtis talks about his books, being an author and following your dreams. Hosted by Alabama Public Television at the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.

Discovering Shakespeare

Discover Shakespeare with Dr. Gail Kern Paster in this episode of the Fairfax Network's Meet the Author series. (Grades 9-12)

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