“Gnarly Gnenglish” Free Newsletter

January 19th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, January 19, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Gnarly Gnenglish

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately)

A Maryland ClickScholar recommended this website that offers a free newsletter intended to engage kids in English language arts through short stories, history, riddles, and cartoons

Published every other month, Gnarly Gnenglish is designed to make English Language Arts look less like work and more like fun. The idea is to “hook” kids through amusing stories, limericks, rhymes, and riddles.

When you get to the site, you’ll see the current issue that features stories by Mark Twain, O. Henry, and a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes. You’ll also find humorous stories about the authors (laced with historical information) that are sure to make you smile or scratch your head and say, “Hmmmm.”  A limerick, a list of vocabulary words, and some riddles round out the fare.  It’s just enough to trigger interest in the author’s works, and at the very least it will stimulate conversation.

You’ll see a subscription form at the bottom of the newsletter.  Just enter your name and email address to subscribe.

Gnarly Gnenglish is by the creator of Gnarly Math. Gnarly Math started out as a free math newsletter to engage kids in mathematics.  Now, years later, it has been compiled into an ebook that is for sale at the site along with a CD ROM of math activities.  Poke around the site and you’ll find a few free tips for parents and teachers on making math a lot more fun for kids and students too.

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