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Games & Activities for Emerging Readers

November 23rd, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, November 23, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Roy The Zebra

(www.roythezebra.com/)

Age Range: 4-9 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

This site provides an archive of free interactive language arts games and literacy resources to help emerging readers learn to read

When you get to the site, you’ll see the featured activities that include “Guided Reading Stories” starring your host, Roy the Zebra, as well as “Interactive Reading Games” that help teach concepts such as: 

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Capital Letters
  • Consonant Blends
  • High Frequency Words (Days, Months, Numbers, Colors)
  • Singular or Plural
  • Long Vowel Phonemes
  • Sentence Structure
  • Tricky Words
  • Words that Rhyme
  • Words Within Words
  • And more!

The simplicity of this site makes learning the basic skills for reading lots of fun for kids. Non-readers will need assistance.

In addition to playing the games, you can help your children read the interactive story book about Roy the Zebra and his escape from a zoo. The stories come with free, printable discussion and literacy worksheets.

If you read the stories, you’ll discover that Roy the Zebra loves to sing. Use the menu to click on “Songs” to hear Roy singing his faves.

In addition to all of the freebies here, the site does sell reading software, books, etc. However, you are under no obligation to buy anything to easily access the free stories and games.

Games & Activities for Emerging Readers!

June 26th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, June 26, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Roy The Zebra

Age Range: 4-9 (designed for emerging readers, with parental supervision)

This site that provides an archive of free interactive language arts games and literacy resources to help emerging readers learn to read

When you get to the site, you’ll see the featured activities that include “Guided Reading Stories” starring your host, Roy the Zebra, as well as “Interactive Reading Games” that help teach concepts such as:

  • Alphabetical Order
  • Capital Letters
  • Consonant Blends
  • High Frequency Words (Days, Months, Numbers, Colors)
  • Singular or Plural
  • Long Vowel Phonemes
  • Sentence Structure
  • Tricky Words
  • Words that Rhyme
  • Words Within Words
  • And more!

The simplicity of this site makes learning the basic skills for reading lots of fun for kids. Non-readers will need assistance.

In addition to playing the games, you can help your children read the interactive story book about Roy the Zebra and his escape from a zoo. (Maybe it’s the un/homeschooler in me, but in the first segment of the story the “zoo” could be a metaphor for school. Read it and see if you agree. The stories come with free, printable discussion and literacy worksheets.

If you read the stories, you’ll discover that Roy the Zebra loves to sing.  Use the menu to click on “Songs” to hear Roy singing his faves.  :)

In addition to all of the freebies here, the site does sell reading software, books, etc.  However, you are under no obligation to buy anything to easily access the free stories and games.

 

Story & Activities for Emerging Readers

September 21st, 2011

Hi! It’s Wednesday, September 21, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Roy the Zebra

Age Range: 4-8 (with parental assistance and supervision)

This website is designed for emerging readers and offers free reading games, stories and teaching resources.

When you get to the site you will see a picture of a zebra in the middle of the screen along with a feature titled “Interactive Reading Games.”

Click on the picture of the zebra and you will be treated to the Tale of a Singing Zebra.  It’s a guided story about Roy, a singing zebra, who goes on an adventure after escaping from the world’s worst zoo.

The “Interactive Reading Games” section has free games that help teach concepts such as rhyming, capital letters, punctuation, and more.

You can click on the features, or use the horizontal navigation menu at the top of the page to explore:

*Interactive Reading Games – Help your child develop reading skills by playing word and sentence structure games online.

*Guided Reading Stories – Access all 9 parts of the Tale of a Singing ZebraWhen you click on the arrow icons in each part of the story, a new page opens. Then, use the menu on the left to access:

  • Discussion Sheets – Get discussion questions that can be used before and after each section.
  • Related Literacy Worksheets – Print literacy worksheets to do offline that are related to each section of the story.

You can also listen to songs and print out the lyrics for each one (pdf).

Although the site is free to use without registration, “Roy the Zebra” will prompt you to register. It may be that once you register you’ll receive marketing messages to purchase the software that teaches concepts such as consonant blends, long vowels, and tricky words.

Again, you don’t have to register or purchase a thing to explore the free activities here.

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