Hi! It’s Wednesday, September 5, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 4-10 (For emerging and beginning readers, with parental supervision.)
A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this resource from Scholastic, where you can enjoy over 50 non-fiction, read-along books (covering a variety of school subjects) that are accompanied by images and audio narration. There are even activities and/or quizzes at the end of each book to help the reader review what has been learned.
When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction and a menu of the online book titles. The first 8 books on the menu are about careers that kids are often curious about including a Veterinarian, Pediatrician, and Fire Fighter. Then the rest of the books are divided into subject areas that include:
- Animals- Arctic Fox, Panda Bear, Bats, Frogs, Alligators, Nocturnal Animals, etc.
- Science- Explore Tide Pools, Weather and Meteorology
- Environmental Studies- Includes the stories in the science section plus books on apples, trees, and Earth Day celebrations.
- Social Studies/History/Government & Civics – These 3 sections offer the same online books for kids to learn about the U.S. Constitution, U.S. Presidents, Pilgrims, and Native Americans.
Click on any story and a new page opens where you can start reading the book, one page at a time. Each page is accompanied by an engaging photograph or illustration, and the option to click “Listen” to hear a narrator read the words on the page. Just follow the arrows to read the entire book.
At the end of the book you’ll find a simple quiz or activity that reviews the vocabulary words or simple concepts and information learned in the stories. Once you do the activity, you can advance to the next book. You can skip the activity, if desired, and move on to the next book by simply returning to the main menu.