Archive for the ‘language arts’ category

Free Language Arts “Audio School”

February 3rd, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, February 3, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

My Audio School

(www.myaudioschool.com/?page_id=4571)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with with parental supervision)

 

This commercial website, founded by a homeschool parent, offers educational audio content such as classic books, old-time radio theater, historical radio and television broadcasts, and video clips on a variety of school subjects such as Ancient History, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the American Revolution, etc.

While 80% of the content is available for an annual fee of $14.99, 20% of the content is “unblocked” and available absolutely FREE, which is why we’re featuring it on ClickSchooling. Much of the free content focuses on Language Arts.

When you get to the site, scroll down the page to see a menu of the free titles that include: 

  • A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Cat of Bubastes by G.A. Henty
  • Lord Byron, Selected Poems
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • Raggedy Ann Stories by Johnny Gruelle
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
  • In Flanders Field by John McCrae

You’ll also find more free poetry selections, a variety of art appreciation videos, videos that teach kids about bird watching, and even John F. Kennedy’s Moon Speech.

Most of the titles also come with links to curriculum (available for sale on CurrClick.com), as a way to enhance learning.

Again, you don’t need to purchase a thing to access the free or “unblocked” titles.

A Blizzard of Winter Lessons

January 13th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, January 13, 2016, and time for Language Arts 
at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Education World: A Blizzard of Winter Lessons

(www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/A-Blizzard-of-Winter-Lessons.shtml)

Age Range: 4-18 (Grades PreK-12, with parental supervision)

 

Education World has shoveled up A Blizzard of Winter Lessons – Brrr! To help you celebrate the winter season, they have uncovered more than 50 cross-curricular activities! Today we are focusing on language arts – but there is a lot more to see. You’ll find lessons about winter folklore, snowmen, the winter solstice, and more!

Check these out – some of the grade levels are in parentheses: 

  • Snow Activities (K-6)
  • Childfun’s Snow Theme — Art Projects, Games, Songs, More!
  • Teach-nology’s Winter Teaching Theme
  • Winter Theme Unit (K-8)
  • Algorithms and Ice Cream for All: A Problem-Solving Activity (4-8)
  • Snow Science & Art Lessons (K-3)
  • Search for Ice and Snow: An On-line Activity (4-12)
  • Winter and Children’s Literature from Carol Hurst
  • Frosty Reader Online Activities (K-4)
  • Winter Activities from Alphabet Soup (K-2)
  • TeacherView: Activities for Teaching
  • The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (K-3)
  • The Snowy Day Activities (K-3)
  • Paper Snowflake Instructions
  • Meeting in the Mitten WebQuest (based on Jan Brett’s book, The Mitten (K-3)
  • Snowflake Fun Finger Puppet Activity (K-1)
  • Snowy Painting
  • How to Study a Snowflake (3-6)
  • Density of Water, Ice, and Snow Experiment (2-6)
  • Snow People Art Projects
  • Winter Puzzles (2-5)
  • Seven Snow Games
  • Scholastic’s Weather Watch: Winter Storms (3-8)
  • Ice Games and Fun (from Family Fun)
  • Seasons of the Year Lesson Plan (2-5)

New Year’s Story and Activities

December 23rd, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, December 23, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Activity Village: New Year for Kids!

(www.activityvillage.co.uk/happy_new_year.htm)

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades K-7, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers a selection of fun Language Arts activities and free printables to celebrate the New Year.

There are a few “for a fee” activities sprinkled among the freebies. So when you get to the site, to get right to the free Language Arts activities just scroll down the center of the page and look for the links to: 

  • New Year Worksheets – Includes printable pages of New Year story starters.

  • New Year Puzzles & Mazes – Includes New Year themed word search puzzles and word games

  • New Year Stories – Make your own booklet of Hans Christian Andersen’s Christmas and New Year story, The Little Match Girl – includes the printable story and coloring pages.

You’ll also find links to New Year crafts, coloring pages, and jigsaw puzzles.

Christmas-themed Language Arts Activities

December 16th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, December 16, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

The Holiday Zone

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades 1-12, with parental supervision)

 

Continuing lessons through the holiday can be a challenge. This website offers many interesting ways to have fun using the holiday as an exercise in language arts. These will make the work move along!

When you get to the website use the menu to find great activities like these:

  • Merry Christmas – How many words can you make from the phrase “Merry Christmas”?
  • Christmas Acrostics – Try to make acrostics using holiday themed words or phrases.
  • Gift Certificates – Make your own using this template!
  • Christmas Memories – Write about your favorite!
  • Christmas Charades – Have some fun with this!
  • A Christmas Tale – A fun group activity!
  • Unselfish Letters to Santa – A very nice challenge for everyone in the family!
  • And so much more to help you enjoy language arts through the holidays!

When you have looked through, scroll to the bottom of the page to location a link called “the Holiday home page” where you can find activities for just about all the holidays. Bookmark this website and return often.

Lewis & Clark Language Arts Activities

November 11th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, November 11, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Lewis & Clark Virtual Journey

(www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/

journey_intro.html)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This site, provides an interactive journey that allows students to virtually participate in the Corps of Discovery’s trek across America. Read first-hand accounts of the discoveries made by Lewis and Clark. You’ll also find a timeline and games to reinforce learning.

Also, at ReadWriteThink.org you’ll find an engaging descriptive writing activity for students in grades 7-12 that is inspired by the Lewis & Clark expedition. This site also offers terrific links to other websites with multi-media resources and activities themed around Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery.

Free Classic Audiobooks

November 4th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, November 4, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

FreeClassicAudiobooks.com

(freeclassicaudiobooks.com/)

Age Range: 11-18 (Grades 6-12, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers free classic audiobooks that you can download and listen to. There are over 50 titles in MP3 files or M4B for iPod, iPhone, iPad and iTunes.

Some of the titles include: 

  • Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  • Treasure Island by R. L. Stevenson
  • Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss
  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Legend of Sleepy Hollow by W. Irving
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Dorothy and the Wizard by L. Frank Baum
  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Click on any title and a new page opens with a Wikipedia summary of the book, and links to download the material. Depending on the size of the file it may take several minutes to download. If you select the MP3 file, once downloaded, the audio book will launch and begin playing automatically. There are no pictures or text – just narration. So, if you have one of these classic books, you may want to use it and follow along as the narrator reads the story.

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