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    Tuesday Teaching Tips: Elements Of A Story. This video teaches the elements of a story through a song. The elements include: plot, character, conflict, theme and setting.

    A story without words for analyzing plot

    Punctuation - Great videos! LL Cool J's 'Punctuation Rap' made me smile :) My kids would love this!!!

    A short video on Idioms that is great for upper grades. The definitely keep you guessing! Hilarious!!

    GREAT video on root words, prefixes, and suffixes! Fantastic! It's done like a rap, so it really grabs kids' attention!

    Love this! So many ideas for the classroom...sequencing, cause/effect, change in characters feelings, plot, the ideas are endless

    Grammaropolis videos: perfect for studying parts of speech.

    List of over 200 titles of children's picture books on video at Discovery Education

    » Five Elements of a Story Video & Lesson Plan

    Great Website with clips from different movies to use for teaching tools-search by theme

    Taking Idioms … Literally ... Love this one!

    Similes in Songs

    New Theme Song for Classroom - Wonder if I can get my 5th graders into this song??

    They are perfect for teaching different comprehension skills and strategies. I did an activity using the spy and the pigeon last year that worked fabulously for teaching inferring and this one looks great as well. You can watch it here.

    how to make spelling fun (great tips)

    Use these short videos to teach older children figurative language and inferences…fantastic post!

    "A Poem Is..." {by Disney} This is a great little video inspiring children to fall in love poetry. It would be a great introductory piece to the unit.

    That's What Makes an Idiom! video, set to One Direction's "That's What Makes You Beautiful"

    SUPER FUN! The Math Party National Standards Program -

    A short video with a catchy tune. Bet it will help kids remember :)

    Writing anchor charts--make sure your story leads use the full variety!