Archive for the ‘language arts’ category

Printable Halloween Worksheets and Puzzles!

October 26th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, October 26, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

teAchnology.com – Halloween

(www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/misc/halloween/m)

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

We’ve spotlighted this company just recently BUT we wanted to circle back around and show you these wonderful Halloween-themed printable worksheets and puzzles!

TeAchnology Incorporated says that they “developed this website in response to the challenges associated with Twenty-First Century Learners: The Net-Generation. To meet these challenges, the company developed a method for individuals to access free on-line resources that support classroom instruction, www.teach-nology.com.” They go on to say that their “mission is to provide services designed to support educators in effectively incorporating technology in teaching and learning”. The website does have resources for purchase; however, you are not required to buy anything to utilize the free materials.

When you get to the page scroll down to find printable worksheets and puzzles. Click on an item and print language arts activities like these

  • Acrostic Poem
  • Candy Adjectives Worksheet
  • Ghosts Adjectives Worksheet
  • Pumpkins Adjectives Worksheet
  • Witch Adjectives Worksheet
  • Bank On It! Worksheet
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Cryptogram
  • Do The Research
  • And many more!

Scroll further down to locate resources for coloring and writing, also Halloween songs and teacher resources.

A Free Rhyme Generator!

October 5th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, October 5, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Write Rhymes

(www.writerhymes.com/)

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

 

For those who are learning how to write poetry or limericks this is a terrific tool to have handy. You just type in a word and in seconds you’re provided with a list of words that rhyme with it!

When you get to the site simply type in the word you want to rhyme, hold down the “alt” key on your keyboard, and use your mouse to click on the word you just typed. A list of rhyming words (with from one to multiple syllables) appears on the right side of the screen.

The only drawback is that the rhyming words that are generated appear in white font making them difficult to see. Use your mouse to highlight the words in order to get a better view.

2016 Calendar of Children’s Books

September 28th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, September 28, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

About.com/2016 Calendar of Children’s Books

(childrensbooks.about.com/od/forteachers/a/september0900.htm)

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

 

If you haven’t checked it out, ABOUT.COM is a wonderful resource for just about anything you can imagine. Today is Language Arts day and we want to spotlight the 2016 Calendar of Children’s Books. If you are looking for a theme or reading resource ideas or information for yourself, this is an excellent place to start.

When you get to the website, from the top of the page the calendar begins by giving you an overview of themes, holidays, events for the month with some suggested reading. Then as you scroll further down you’ll see specific dates (holidays, memorable days, events and days/dates with special meaning) with suggested reading. Each selection is linked and will lead you to a deeper explanation of the reading resource and more good ideas. Keep scrolling because each page is loaded with information.

If you scroll to today’s date, you’ll see that this week–9/26 through 10/1–is “BANNED BOOK WEEK”. About.com describes this week:


Celebrating the Freedom to Read is an annual event that is designed to bring attention to the threat of book censorship and celebrate the freedom to read. The six-day event starts the last week in September. This year, Banned Books Week will be held Monday through Saturday, September 26 – October 1, 2016.


When and why was Banned Books Week established? About answers: 


In 1982, Banned Books Week (BBW) was started as a response to the jump in book challenges taking place in schools, libraries and bookstores (source: About Banned Books Week). For the many libraries that observe Banned Books Week, it’s a chance to educate the public about their freedom to read and the challenges to that freedom when someone wants a book completely removed from library shelves or limited access to it.


About says, “While Banned Books Week puts the spotlight on censorship and First Amendment rights, challenges, book banning and censoring happen year-round”. They provide many articles that will provide you with information on the subject. Check out BannedBookWeek.org for more information.

This is an interesting subject that you’ll want to discuss with your children. While many books may not be appropriate for you and your family to read, you’ll likely find that there may be books on the banned books list that you’ll want to read together as a family.

Fun Themes Help Kids Read for Pleasure

September 21st, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, September 21, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Kidsmomo

(www.kidsmomo.com/)

Age Range: 8-13 (Grades 3-8. As always, parents should preview the site and reading recommendations to determine suitability of content.)

 

Two women book publishers (with a great sense of humor and love of children’s books) created this website with activities, videos, and reviews designed to introduce kids to quality books to encourage reading for sheer pleasure in a non-academic mode.

When you get to the site you’ll find a menu that offers: 

  • Reviews by You(th) – Read kid-submitted book reviews, with peer comments and ratings. Submit your own review!
  • Recommended Reads – Enjoy a series of blog posts with long lists of great books to read in a variety of topic/subject categories.
  • Videos & Podcasts – Enjoy listening to kid-friendly chats and watch clever video clips featuring book recommendations.
  • Themes – Get recommendations and reviews for books about boys, series starring girls, poetry, mythology, biographies, foreign lands, and more.

This site offers a clever way to engage kids in the joy of reading for fun and pleasure! Be sure to bookmark it so you can return to see the latest posts, podcasts, videos, and reviews.

Hundreds of Language Arts Worksheets

September 14th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, September 14, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

teAchnology.com – Language Arts

(www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/)

Age Range: 6-12 (Grades 1-6 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

TeAchnology Incorporated says that they “developed this website in response to the challenges associated with Twenty-First Century Learners: The Net-Generation. To meet these challenges, the company developed a method for individuals to access free on-line resources that support classroom instruction, www.teach-nology.com.” They go on to say that their “mission is to provide services designed to support educators’ in effectively incorporating technology in teaching and learning”. The website does have resources for purchase; however, you are not required to buy anything to utilize the free materials.

They offer worksheets for all subjects but today we are focused on Language Arts. When you get to the page scroll down to locate 100’s of Language Arts worksheets for skills like: 

  • Alphabet Worksheets – Student recognize, color, and write letters that are new to them.
  • Alphabetic Order – Put letters, single words, and two words in alphabetic order.
  • Analogies – Headaches are to analogies; as smiles are to water parks.
  • Author’s Purpose – Students determine the author’s intent for their work.
  • Capitalization – Students must capitalize letters in short and long passages.
  • Clauses – Break apart sentences to learn to write stronger sentences.
  • Cloze – Have students cloze the gaps in the reading passages.
  • Complete Language Units – Over 320 grade (1-8) specific language worksheets.
  • Compound Words – hen two words form one word the funny really begins.
  • Conjunctions – Use these to join words together and make sentences flow well.
  • Context Clues – Find the meaning of words by looking at words that are near it.
  • Contractions – Time to break out your (not you’re) apostrophes. Get it?
  • Dolch Sight Words – All the words plus remediation for each word on the list.
  • Editing and Proofreading – Pick apart work and find all the errors that you can.
  • Fact and Opinion – Determine if statements or thoughts are based on proof or just feelings.
  • Figurative Language – Hyperboles, idioms, metaphors, personification, and similes.
  • Grammar – A large assortment of grammar-related worksheets.
  • And Many More!

Bookmark this website and return often to get the most of these resources. 

Vocabulary Fun

September 7th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, September 7, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Vocabulary.co.il

(www.vocabulary.co.il/)

Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, with parental supervision)

 

Our friends at VocabularySpellingCity.com and Time4Learning.com sponsor this website that provides “One Thousand Free English Vocabulary Building Games” – interactive games to help build vocabulary skills.

When you get to the site you’ll see icons of the most popular vocabulary games including: 

  • Word Search
  • Match Games
  • HangMouse (like Hangman)
  • Letter Blocks
  • Crosswords

Click on any name under the graphic and a new page opens with instructions. Some games allow you to set a difficulty level as well.

Below the game menu on the home page you can find an explanation of how these games help develop vocabulary. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to find more free vocabulary learning games.

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