Children’s Literature Games & Puzzles

November 2nd, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Wednesday, November 2, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Hoadworks.com

Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)

This website was developed by an English language and literature teacher who is also the president of a media company that promotes literacy through innovative educational content, resources, and fun games, puzzles, and quizzes.

When you get to the site, scroll down the page to find the menu of free activities that includes:

*Lit Quizzes – Answer multiple choice questions about children’s books such as Watership Down, Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix, and Dork in Disguise. Can you answer questions about Roald Dahl’s life? (He is the author of such classics as Mathilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, etc.)

*Crossword Puzzles – Brush up on vocabulary, spelling, and logic and reasoning skills with this assortment of puzzles about children’s authors, history, science, and more.

*Assorted Games – Test your skill with word games, word scrambles, spoonerisms, poems, and more!

*Bio Quizzes – Answer questions about the lives of famous historical people such as Galileo, Amelia Earhart, Benjamin Franklin, Mozart, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

When you’re through exploring the games, click on “Word Play” on the horizontal menu at the top of the page. A new page opens called “The Vocabaret.” Click on the words “hundreds of archived word puzzles” in the description to unlock a treasure trove of word plays and puzzles that are sure to challenge and boost your vocabulary.

There is so much content here that I simply could not review it all. Therefore, as always, parents should preview the games for suitability of content and supervise all Internet use.

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