English Language Arts Family Playlists

How Family Playlists Work

Search for standards-aligned Family Playlists for K-8 with short videos and practice activities from respected sources such as PBS LearningMedia and Starfall, auto-graded questions, and an activity that students do with their family.

1

Discover & Assign Quality Content

Choose and assign pre-built, standards aligned playlists. Families access via text in their home language (no sign-in required).

2

Students Teach Their Families

Students review concepts and teach their family partners what they are learning by leading a collaborative, offline activity.

3

Families Provide Feedback 

Families send feedback about the experience, providing valuable insight into student understanding and an open door into meaningful dialogue around learning.

For Elementary School Teachers

Sample Family Playlist:

Long-e Vowel Teams: EE, EA, EY (2nd Grade)

long e vowel teams language arts family playlists

Family Exploration:

Language Arts Assignment:

At the end of the lesson on long-e vowel sounds, browse the library and assign a matching playlist to your class.

sample language arts assignment

Student response:

Students and their families search around their home to find examples of words with long-e sounds, write them down, and write a sentence using those words. They take a photo of their work and upload it.

sample language arts student answer

Family Feedback:

Families send feedback and start a dialogue to better support their child’s learning.

language arts family feedback

Other Language Arts Playlists for Elementary School

Kindergarten

kindergarten sample question

1st Grade

first grade sample language arts question

3rd Grade

third grade language arts sample

4th Grade

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For Middle School Teachers

Sample Family Playlist:

Writing an Argumentative Essay (8th grade)

eighth grade sample language arts family playlist

Family Exploration:

Language Arts Assignment:

As part of a lesson on persuasive writing, browse the library and assign a matching playlist to your class.

language arts sample assignment family playlists

Student response:

Students select an issue that they’d like to see change at home, at school, or among their friends. They then discuss the issue with a family partner, write a persuasive paragraph, and read it to their family partner, asking if the argument changed their thinking. Post-conversation, they upload the document.

student response example

Family Feedback:

Families send feedback and start a dialogue to better support their child’s learning.

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Other Language Arts Playlists for Middle School

6th Grade

sixth grade example family playlists

7th Grade

seventh grade language arts family playlists example

See Family Playlist in Math and Science

Math

Sample Playlist:
Place Value – Tens and Ones (1st grade)

math family playlists

Science

Sample Playlist:
Kinetic and Potential Energy (Grade 8)

science family playlists

Family Playlists are available for teachers, schools, and districts of all sizes.

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