ELA

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Writing Resources (2003, 2004)

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Students will learn about resources they can use to improve their writing. They will discover that they can look at the work of other writers, use books like a dictionary or thesaurus, use writing techniques like rhyme, alliteration, and onomatopoeia, organize ideas and facts with outlines or story maps. Proofreading tools are also discussed.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Writing Resources

Types of Writing (2003, 2004)

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Professor Plot, the zany publisher of Wordswork, has given his editors a unique challenge: Showcase four different types of writing, each with its own purpose and audience, in the upcoming issue of the magazine.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Types of Writing

Expository Writing (2003, 2004)

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Expository writing emerges as the theme for this issue of Wordswork, and the editors are on a quest to fill the magazine with writing that informs or provides facts. The team quickly realizes that expository writing can be anything from a school science project to a letter to the president!

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Expository Writing

The Writing Process (2003, 2004)

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Viewers learn the importance of prewriting (thinking and planning), how to transform ideas into a written draft, different types of sentences (lead, topic, etc.) editing, proofreading, and publishing.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
The Writing Process

Story Writing (2003, 2004)

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Viewers will learn about the story-writing process. Discusses character, setting, plot, the ending, and looks at ways to organize ideas through the use of character webs and story maps. Examines character and plot development, diologue, and descriptive details as a tool for making a story interesting.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Story Writing

Nouns (2003, 2004)

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'People, places and things' emerge as our young editors' theme for the next issue of their literary magazine, launching them on a mission to identify and learn all about nouns. In Nouns, young viewers will enjoy following along with the Wordswork team as they discover that nouns can be common or proper, singular or plural.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Nouns

Verbs (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff decides on an action theme as they prepare the latest issue of their literary magazine, and that can mean only one special group of words: verbs.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Verbs

Sentences (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff is on a quest to fill their magazine with those groups of words we all know and love: sentences. Their job sounds simple enough, but little do they know that a sentence isn't just any old group of words. To be considered a sentence, those words must convey a complete thought and contain both a subject and a predicate.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Sentences

Punctuation (2003, 2004)

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The Wordswork staff is on a mission to tackle those tiny symbols that help make our writing more clear: punctuation! The team digs through the writing samples submitted to their literary magazine to uncover the rules of punctuation.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Punctuation

Descriptive Words & Phrases (2003, 2004)

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Choosing stories for the next issue of their magazine, the Wordswork staff decides to focus on words that tell us more about other words.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:23
Descriptive Words & Phrases

Searching the Internet (2004)

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Using both the free Web and the invisible Web, students will learn how to focus, strategize, refine and evaluate their research throughout the search process.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Searching the Internet

Avoiding Plagiarism (2004)

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Throughout their lives, successful people use information to make decisions, solve problems and communicate more effectively. Based on information literacy standards, this series helps students learn to navigate our complex, information-rich world through the development of critical research skills and the ability to access, evaluate and use information.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Avoiding Plagiarism

Evaluating Sources (2004)

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Throughout their lives, successful people use information to make decisions, solve problems and communicate more effectively. Based on information literacy standards, this series helps students learn to navigate our complex, information-rich world through the development of critical research skills and the ability to access, evaluate and use information.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Evaluating Sources

Media Literacy (2004)

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We live in a world saturated with media: Media Literacy is the ability to understand these messages and make informed decisions by learning to access, analyze, evaluate and even create various forms of media.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Media Literacy

Organizing Research (2004)

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A successful research project depends on evaluating, analyzing and selecting information; developing and refining a thesis; and using quotes effectively to support an argument. The key to tying together solid sources, credible facts and supporting details into a cohesive and effective product is organization.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:23
Organizing Research

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