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Free Language Arts & Literature Activities!

February 22nd, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Easy Fun School – Language Arts

(easyfunschool.freeunitstudies.com/IndexLanguageArts.html)

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

 

This ad-supported website, created for home educators, archives free language arts lessons, literature unit studies, and activities.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu of the free Language Arts & Literature Activities that includes: 

  • Language Arts, Miscellaneous – Get a list of commonly misspelled words, make a “Book Report Sandwich,” get high-interest activities for reluctant readers and writers of all ages.
  • Suggested Reading Lists – Explore the “Best Books” for young adults over the years, books for the college bound, and discover the Caldecott Medal and Newbery Award winners.
  • Unit Lessons/Studies and Word Searches – Find an assortment of complete and incomplete unit lessons along with some word searches themed around classic literature including:
    • The Swiss Family Robinson
    • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
    • Alice in Wonderland
    • Treasure Island
    • Anne of Green Gables
    • Bunnicula
    • Charlotte’s Web
    • The Hobbit
    • How to Eat Fried Worms
    • James and the Giant Peach
    • Johnny Tremain
    • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
    • Little House on the Prairie
    • The Secret Garden
    • Velveteen Rabbit
    • Wizard of Oz
    • Where the Wild Things Are

When you’re through exploring the Language Arts resources, head over to the home page for more free lessons and activities for many subjects including history, art, science and nature studies.

History of the Mayflower

November 3rd, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, November 3, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MayflowerHistory.com

(mayflowerhistory.com/)

Age Range: 12-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)

 

Learn about the passengers and history of the Mayflower, Plymouth Colony, the Wampanoag Indians, and more at this website created by author and historian Caleb Johnson.

Use the side bar menu to navigate the site and discover: 

  • The stories and genealogy of the passengers from John Alden to Gilbert Winslow
  • Other voyages of the Mayflower
  • Who was on the crew of the Mayflower
  • Cross section drawings of the ship
  • The houses, animals, and more of Plymouth colony (*Note: There is a warning on the Crime and Punishment page regarding the explicit nature of the content and the crimes described are graphic and may be offensive in nature. Parents should definitely preview the page prior to deciding whether or not they wish their students to view the information.)
  • Tisquantum (Squanto), Massasoit, and Wampanoag history
  • Primary resources to dig deeper

And much more. Scattered throughout the entries are interesting images, concise text, and fascinating stories, making this website a nice addition to your pilgrim studies.

Thanksgiving-Themed Language Arts

November 2nd, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, November 2, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Thanksgiving-Themed Language Arts

(See below.)

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

 

Here are a few Thanksgiving-themed Language Arts websites. Due to the nature of some of the content, parents AS ALWAYS should preview these sites to determine suitability.

THANKSGIVING WRITING

Thanksgiving Writing Prompts for Grades K-12


There are many ideas at this website to encourage children to think and write about Thanksgiving. Other November special days are also included.

THANKSGIVING SPELLING

Free Thanksgiving Worksheet for a first grader

The friendly turkey is feathered with words – also a coloring page.

THANKSGIVING POEMS

Archive of Thanksgiving Poems and Songs

Fun poems about Thanksgiving, Grandma’s House, Turkeys, and more. 

THANKSGIVING PARTS OF SPEECH

National Geographic Kids Magazine “Mad Lib” Activity

If you enjoy “Mad Libs” you’ll get a kick out of this fun way to practice learning adjectives, nouns, verbs and more. Type key words using the prompts on the form – then click “read” to see how the words you typed make the wild and wacky “Picture Perfect Turkey Day” tale even sillier.

Free K-12 Math Video Tutorials & Worksheets

September 26th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, September 26, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MathEBook.net

(www.mathebook.net/)

Age Range: 5-18 (Grade K-12, children with parental supervision)

 

What a find! This website offers FREE math “Downloadable Tutorials”. The tutorials come in the form of both online math videos (via YouTube, with some that are similar to webinars) and interactive eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks that allow students in grades K-12 to learn and practice math with ease.

The downloadable eWorkSheets and eWorkBooks in pdf format can be used at the website or offline. They are editable – in other words you can type in answers using your computer keyboard so you don’t have to print them out to use them. The site emphasizes the fact that “by using Downloadable Tutorials one can save the waste of paper and SAVE TREES, so we encourage you to be GREEN, and help mother nature to survive.” While you can print out the colorful and engaging worksheets and workbooks, they would prefer you didn’t in the interest of being green.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a welcome message and a picture of a ladder with varying grade levels including Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and High School. Click on any one and a new page opens.

On the left side of the screen, you’ll see titles of various math strands and concepts. Place your cursor over them and you’ll see the words “Virtual” and “eWorkBook.” Click on “Virtual” and a new page opens to a series of individual worksheets on that math topic. Click on “eWorkBooks” to download a pdf file containing an editable workbook on that topic. All of the worksheets and workbooks contain colorful illustrations that are sure to engage students. It’s obvious that real care was taken to make this graphically appealing.

On the right side of the screen, you’ll see the words, “Click Here for Video Tutorials.” Click on it and a menu opens with all the video titles for every grade. Click on any one and enjoy the lesson presentation delivered through YouTube videos that are on the MathEBook website.

Back on the home page, you’ll see a menu bar at the top of the screen. Use it to access the free “Math Dictionary” that defines various math terminology. You can also click on “Download” to see and access the eWorkSheets contained on the site.

Bookmark this website as it promises to “continuously develop and further enhance the syllabus and will keep adding new features.” They also want your feedback to improve the user experience for all visitors to the site.

3-D Geometry, Math Interactives & More

September 19th, 2016

 

It’s Monday, September 19, 2016, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Learner.org – Geometry 3D Shapes

(www.learner.org/interactives/geometry/index.html)

Age Range: 10-13 (Grades 6-8, with parental supervision)

 

You’ll be impressed by this presentation that provides free multi-media activities about three-dimensional shapes. Because instruction is presented in 3-D format it makes it much easier to visualize and understand.

After the introduction, you’ll learn about polyhedra, including prisms and pyramids. Then move on to surface area and volume of rectangles and cylinders. When you are finished clicking through the presentation you can test your skills.

This website is massive. Under the “Interactives” menu for Math, you can choose from over 150 other interactives, which can be sorted by grade level, that include: 

  • Area and Perimeter
  • Comparing Fractions
  • Decorative Boxes
  • Fractions
  • Learning Temperature Units and Their Symbols
  • Measuring Ant Tunnels
  • Numbers in Nature
  • Quilts
  • Robots
  • Shadows
  • And more!

Bookmark this site, as you just can’t see it all in one visit.

Remembering the Holocaust

September 1st, 2016

 

It’s Thursday, September 1, 2016, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

(www.ushmm.org/learn)

Age Range: 13-18 (Grades 8-12, with parental supervision)

 

Note: Due to the disturbing nature of the topic, it is highly recommended that parents preview the material prior to allowing their students to visit this website.

September 1, 1939 marked the beginning of World War II and the unimaginable atrocities that were inflected on the Jewish nation. At today’s link from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website, students can learn about the Holocaust through historical images, videos, and texts.

Use the side bar menu to navigate through the materials by selecting: 

  • Introduction to the Holocaust – View the 38-minute video “The Path to Nazi Genocide” and the online transcript of the program, examine articles, documents, film footage, survivor testimony, maps, music, and personal stories, explore the timeline of major events, discover the Nazi propaganda and its power along with accompanying lesson plans and more.
  • Information for Students – Explore specific related topics to study broken into time frames of 1933-1938, 1939-1945, and after 1945, use the online activities and learning materials and resources to do more research, examine maps and photos, and dig deeper into the Holocaust.
  • Timeline of Events – Delve into the people and events of WWII and the Holocaust with this timeline filled with pictures, videos, and texts.
  • Holocaust Encyclopedia – Search for specific information and in-depth articles.
  • Holocaust and Related Maps – Discover the geography of the Holocaust and WWII with maps and animated maps, case studies, Holocaust Layer in Google Earth.

This is a very in-depth website so you will want to bookmark it to return while working through your studies.

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