It’s Wednesday, December 21, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Holiday Language Arts And Free Audiobooks
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
This week, we are featuring Language Arts with a holiday theme.
At this website you’ll find an ingenious list of Christmas-themed activities that will stimulate reading, writing, story-telling, and vocabulary development. You’ll also find suggestions for creating acrostic poems and playing some language arts games. Some of the ideas are better suited to a classroom environment – but many can be tweaked for homeschooling.
This website offers a free compilation of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa stories. Simply click on a title on the menu to read the story online. Some of the stories have a link to the original source material on the Net. You can just quickly scan stories, and then head to your bookstore or library to find the tales your children will enjoy in book format.
LibriVox is an organization that gathers volunteers to record literature in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. At the website you can access holiday-themed stories. Not only can you download the MP3s and listen to the stories, most contain links to the full text so you can read along – all for free! Here are some titles:
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen
- The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
- Twas the Night Before Christmas (A Visit from St. Nick) by Clement C. Moore