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Teaching Without Frills

Teacher-created, simple, engaging videos to accompany lessons for elementary students.

Pink background with title text that reads, "Episode 4: Writing a Draft" over a graphic of a woman with a ponytail and a graphic of a yellow pencil writing on a page that reads, "Mary and Sam went outside in the snow."
Realistic Fiction Writing for Kids
Episode 4
2 minutes 29 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Cartoon of a woman facing camera speaking. She stands next to and points to text on a banner that reads, "Story elements for kids. What is a character? Teaching without frills." A golden retriever sits across from the woman by the banner.
Story Elements for Kids
Episode 2
2 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Cartoon of a woman facing camera speaking. She stands next to and points up to text on a banner that reads, "What is a setting?"  A castle with a moon above it is in the lower right corner of the banner.
Story Elements for Kids
Episode 1
2 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Blackboard background with a clip art graphic of a brown-haired woman next to a big pencil. Above that is text that reads, "Using a ruler to measure inches. Can you help me learn how to measure?"
1 minutes 30 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Blackboard background with a clip art graphic of a brown-haired woman next to a big pencil. Above that is text that reads, "Using paper clips to measure. Can you help me measure my pencil?"
1 minutes 51 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 4
Gray background with a clip art graphic of a smiling brown-haired woman on the left, and a yellow hand sketching 2 suns and 3 clouds on the right. Text in the middle of the screen reads, "Ways to make 5 using drawings. Teaching without frills."
Ways to Make 5
Episode 3
4 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Gray background with a clip art graphic of a smiling brown-haired woman on the left, and 4 math equations that add up to 5 on the right. Text in the middle of the screen reads, "Ways to make 5 using equations. Teaching without frills."
Ways to Make 5
Episode 4
3 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Gray background with a clip art graphic of a smiling brown-haired woman on the left, and 2 red and 3 green apples on the right. Text in the middle of the screen reads, "Ways to make 5 using objects. Teaching without frills."
Ways to Make 5
Episode 2
3 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Gray background with a clip art graphic of a brown-haired woman holding her arm up and smiling on the left, and a yellow waving hand on the right. Text in the middle of the screen reads, "Ways to make 5 using your fingers. Teaching without frills."
Ways to Make 5
Episode 1
3 minutes 18 seconds
Grade Level: Ps - 3
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 1. Brainstorming." A clip art graphic of a light bulb is in the bottom center.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 1
2 minutes 47 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 7. Editing." A clip art graphic of a red check mark and a red X is beneath the text.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 7
6 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 2. Planning and Pre-writing." A clip art graphic of a light bulb is to the left of the lowest text.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 2
1 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 8. Publishing." A clip art graphic of an open book is beneath the text.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 8
3 minutes 1 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 6. Revising." A clip art graphic of a thumbs up and a thumbs down is beneath the text.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 6
4 minutes 26 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 5. Writing a closing." A clip art graphic of a traffic light on a red and white striped pole is to the left of the text.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 5
5 minutes 23 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 4. Writing a draft." A clip art graphic of a yellow pencil scribbling on paper is in the bottom center.
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 4
4 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6
Crumpled lined paper with digital text in varying fonts that reads, "Writing a personal narrative, episode 3. Writing an introduction."
Writing a Personal Narrative
Episode 3
3 minutes 13 seconds
Grade Level: 3 - 6