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Tunes That Teach Language Arts & More!

November 12th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, November 12, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

The Music Room

 

Age Range: All (children, with parental supervision)

 

Rote memorization of grammar and spelling rules can be boring and ineffective. When you set rules to music – they are easier to remember. That’s the premise of this site that provides songs that teach language arts rules such as:
  • Contractions
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Vowel Rules
  • Adverbs
  • Nouns, Adjectives, & Verbs
  • Spelling Rules
  • Vocabulary
  • and much more
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of Language Arts songs – just click on the topic of interest to you and a new page opens displaying the lyrics to the song that is set to familiar music. In most cases, you will hear an audio clip of the music as well. Not only that, some of the titles link to other sites with fun music videos. (Don’t miss the “When Two Vowels Go Walking” song that links to a music video from PBS’ reading program, Between the Lions.)

When you’re through learning about Language Arts, check out the rest of the menu to find songs that help kids learn Math, Science, and Social Studies. There are even “Just for Fun Songs” that include links to other sites with popular children’s music.

In some instances on the site, you will find information about how to purchase some of the music on CD. There is no obligation to purchase to hear most of the musical lessons provided on the site.

Language Arts Games – Adjectives & More!

February 9th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, February 9th, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
PBS: Interactive Language Arts Games

Age Range: 4-10 (Grades PreK-5, non-readers will need assistance)

PBS offers a collection of interactive, fun Language Arts games that enhance learning. The activities are themed around PBS shows such as Between The Lions, Curious George, Super Why, Sesame Street, and Arthur.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of games that teach about topics such as:

  • Adjectives
  • Phonics
  • Reading
  • Rhymes
  • Spelling
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary

Click on any one and a new page opens where the game begins. Be sure to turn on your speakers to hear the narrations and sound effects. When you’re through with the Language Arts games, you may also enjoy the Math, Arts, and Social Sciences games.  The nice thing about this PBS site, is that all of the games are age-appropriate, vetted by educators, and there isn’t any advertising.

If you’re children enjoy those games, they may also enjoy:

All About Adjectives – This very brief interactive game helps kids learn about adjectives through a few simple exercises. Non-readers will need assistance. 

If your children want to know more about adjectives try visiting this website for some great OFFLINE ideas:

Adjectives: A Unit Study for Valentine’s Day – This ad-supported site offers a variety of engaging activities that you can do at home (offline) on Valentine’s Day (or any day) to help your children learn about adjectives. Because this site is ad-supported, parents, as always, should preview the site and supervise use.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Tunes That Teach Language Arts & More!

October 4th, 2006

Recommended Website:
The Music Room

Note: Kids of all ages may enjoy the songs and/or find them helpful for memorization of grammar and spelling rules.

Rote memorization of grammar and spelling rules can be boring and ineffective. When you set rules to music — they are easier to remember. That’s the premise of this site that provides songs that teach language arts rules such as:

  • Contractions
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Vowel Rules
  • Adverbs
  • Nouns, Adjectives, & Verbs
  • Spelling Rules
  • Vocabulary
  • and much more

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of Language Arts songs — just click on the topic of interest to you and a new page opens displaying the lyrics to the song that is set to familiar music. In most cases, you will hear an audio clip of the music as well. Not only that, some of the titles link to other sites with fun music videos. (Don’t miss the “When Two Vowels Go Walking Song” that links to a music video from PBS’ reading program, “Between the Lions.”)

When you’re through learning about Language Arts, check out the rest of the menu to find songs that help kids learn Math, Science, and Social Studies. There are even “Just for Fun Songs” that include links to other sites with popular children’s music.

In some instances on the site, you will find information about how to purchase some of the music on CD. There is no obligation to purchase to hear most of the musical lessons provided on the site.

Reading "Between the Lions"

August 4th, 2004

Recommended Website:
Between The Lions: Get Wild About Reading

This award-winning website is a companion learning tool to the PBS Kids program of the same name that is designed to help kids learn to love to read. You do not need to watch the episodes on television in order to utilize the website that contains an archive of 70 stories that were featured on the program, along with games and activities to enhance the learning.

When you get to the site you will see a featured “Story of the Week” that you can click on and get started right away — or you can check out the menu that includes:

  • Stories — The archive of stories that have been featured on the PBS program. Each story includes related games and activities.
  • Games — A nice archive of interactive games to improve reading, spelling, phonics, and grammar skills. You can access them through Flash and Shockwave that you can download for free at the site. They also have games that don’t require plug-ins.
  • Video Clips — Fun video clips from the show you can watch!
  • Lions to Go — Audio and video clips you can download for free to your portable player and enjoy anywhere!
  • Parents and Teachers — In addition to all of the fun activities for kids, you’ll find information for parents and teachers about how to use the programs to encourage and support your children’s reading skills. Don’t miss the “Activities and Resources” tab at the top of this page to find over 200 printable learning tools that include coloring pages, letter and number guides, alphabet cutouts, word and sentence games, memory games, grammar and spelling games, and much more — all for free! The “Find It” tab will take you to a list of resources available on the website; listed by skill, by subject, and by curriculum.

Enjoy!

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