Kids will LOVE this. Fun video and rap about the elements of a story. Explains plot, character, conflict, setting and theme.

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

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

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

love this song! - Setting, Characters, Plot, Solution

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

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

» Five Elements of a Story Video & Lesson Plan

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

Author's Purpose: Persuade, Inform, Entertain, Explain, or Describe {NINE different videos compiled into one activity!}

how to make spelling fun (great tips)

Great video for introducing nonfiction!

printable lists of character traits, adjectives, and strong verbs

Important reading strategies and questions to ask yourself while reading. It is important for students to understand basic concepts of text and story elements. It helps to stimulate their writing creativity.

If you are teaching similes, you need this video! Kids will never forget what a simile is after seeing this one!

Pigeon: Impossible - a short, wordless film, perfect for inferring - Students can infer the location, his profession, his motivation/ personality, etc... - Watch first so you know points to stop!

Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker- Learning the Importance of Listening

Pronouns- Wow, talk about high interest! .....Follow for free 'too-neat-not-to-keep' teaching tools & other fun stuff :)

reading is thinking bubbles - what fun We used this for our metacognition unit.

Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying!; The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother: point of view

A video that lists advertising techniques and shows examples of each one. Very helpful.