Posts Tagged ‘fine arts’

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

September 6th, 2017

 

It’s Wednesday, September 6, 2017, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

MyVocabulary.com

(www.myvocabulary.com/)

Age Range: 8-16 (Grades 4-10, with parental supervision)

 

MyVocabulary.com offers over 2,500 pages of a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes: 

  • Root Word Lesson – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.
  • Subject Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.
  • Subject Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “accessories” to “Yellowstone”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.
  • Test Prep – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT/GRE vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

April 23rd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, April 23, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

MyVocabulary.com

 

Age Range: 8-16 (Grades 4-10, with parental supervision)

 

MyVocabulary.com offers a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.
The founders of MyVocabulary.com, Jan and Carey Cook, wrote, “We began our efforts to promote vocabulary comprehension using Latin/Greek word derivations in 1997. Our site now has 2500 pages of materials, worksheets and puzzles. More than 24,000 teachers and schools use MyVocabulary.com.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes:

*Root Word Lesson Plans – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.

*Thematic Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

*Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “avatar” to “vintner”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.

*Test Prep/Assessment – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

Fun Root Word Vocab Lessons, Worksheets, Puzzles, & More!

October 16th, 2013

Hi! It’s Wednesday, October 16,2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

MyVocabulary.com

Age Range: 8-16 (grades 4-10, approximately, with parental supervision)

MyVocabulary.com offers a variety of free, interactive vocabulary lessons, activities, worksheets, word searches, crossword puzzles, quizzes, and SAT test preparation using Latin and Greek root word derivations.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes:

*Root Word Lesson Plans – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.

*Thematic Puzzles – You’ll find an assortment of fun vocabulary puzzles themed around English literature, science, social studies, holidays, and more.

*Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest. Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.

*SAT Test Prep/Assessment – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

Free Folk Music & Dance Steps for Grades PreK-6

April 21st, 2012

Hi!  It’s Saturday, April 21, 2012 and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Utah Office of Education: Fine Arts

Age Range: 4-12 (Grades Pre-K-6, with parental supervision)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website by the Utah Office of Education that encourages learning Fine Arts to “enable students to express their feelings, communicate thoughts, explore their creativity, solve problems, communicate ideas, develop a sense of community, and appreciate themselves as participants in history, tradition, and culture.” To that end they offer a free music catalog of downloadable song files (mp3), sheet music with lyrics, and dance instructions that accompany some of the songs.

When you get to the site you’ll see the Elementary Songbook Music Catalog with a menu of traditional children’s music and folk song titles that include:

  • A Tisket, A Tasket
  • Bingo
  • Buffalo Gals
  • Down By the Bay
  • Going to the Zoo
  • If You’re Happy
  • Old MacDonald
  • Take Me Out To the Ball Game
  • You Are My Sunshine
  • Yankee Doodle

And many more titles that you’re sure to recognize.

Plus, you’ll find a menu of Movement/Dance Options that include free, printable instructions for folk dances you can do as you listen to the songs. You’ll discover:

  • A simple line dance in a middle eastern style
  • A couple dance after the style of French Canadian step dancing
  • A simple circle dance in the style of “big circle mountain” dancing
  • A contemporary American country line dance for sets of 3
  • A Latin America line dance popular at Carnival
  • A circle dance adaptation of traditional Native American style
  • A square dance in traditional formation
  • A simple variation of the traditional Virginia Reel in long sets

This is a terrific resource to help your kids learn songs of historical and cultural significance.  You can learn the dance steps too, and it might be a great project for a homeschool support group or scout troop.

 

Free Vocabulary Lessons & Activities

April 28th, 2010

Hi! It’s Wednesday, April 28, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
MyVocabulary.com

Age Range: 8-16 (grades 4-10, approximately)

MyVocabulary.com offers a variety of free, interactive vocabulary development and enrichment activities including lesson plans, word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes.

The founders of MyVocabulary.com, Jan and Carey Cook, wrote, “We began our efforts to promote vocabulary comprehension using Latin/Greek word derivations in 1997. Our site now has 2500 pages of materials, worksheets and puzzles. More than 24,000 teachers and schools use MyVocabulary.com.”

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu in the center of the screen that includes:

*Root Word Lesson Plans – Get multiple lesson plans for various grade/difficulty levels that include practice exercises such as fill-in-the-blanks, match-games, crosswords, word finds, true/false and word stories.

*Thematic Puzzles – You’ll find calendar-themed vocabulary puzzles for holidays and events such as Cinco De Mayo, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more.

*Word Lists – Access hundreds of “A-Z” word lists by subject including animals, books, business/economics, fine arts, history/social studies, math, science, religion, sports, and general interest (from “avatar” to “vintner”). Use them to help students learn the definitions of new words, or as story-starters, or to identify parts of speech.

*Test Prep/Assessment – Try the practice activities for learning top SAT/ACT vocabulary words to get better test results.

The extensive content at this ad-free, self-paced website is a great resource to supplement vocabulary and language arts studies. It is based on state standards and is printable for use offline.

Free, Daily, Current Events Lesson Plans

March 5th, 2009

Recommended Website:
New York Times Learning Network

Age Range: 11-18 (grades 6-12)

ClickScholar Anne McEwan recommended this website sponsored by “The New York Times” that provides teachers with FREE daily lesson plans based on current events reported in stories published in the newspaper. The lessons incorporate multiple subjects that are covered on specific days of the week as follows:

  • Monday: American History and Civics
  • Tuesday: Science and Health
  • Wednesday: Global History and Geography
  • Thursday: Technology, Math and Economics
  • Friday: Language Arts and Fine Arts

When you get to the site you will see:

  • The current lesson of the day – Click on it and a new page opens with the complete Lesson Plan (designed for classroom teachers that can be tweaked for home use) including links to all of the resources (such as worksheets) needed to complete the lesson. You can access the news stories and related lessons for free, and no registration is required.
  • Lesson Plan Archive – Browse the full collection of lesson plans.
  • Lesson Plan E-Mail – Get a daily current events lesson delivered to your inbox.
  • Other Features, Resources – Find out what happened on this day in history, take a daily news quiz, or try a crossword puzzle themed around an historic event. As Anne wrote, “They also have a ‘Student Connections’ section, links to their quarterly publication ‘Education Life,’ and ‘Newsmagazine’ a joint publication by Scholastic and NY Times for Teens.”

Additionally, Anne enthused, “My efforts were directed to short lessons and exercises on current events. I was thrilled with Forty Ways to Teach the Times! Literally 40 ways with beautiful worksheets on fun and easy ways to engage kids in Current Events.”

Enjoy!

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