Hi! It’s Wednesday, May 16, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 11 and up (with parental preview and supervision)
This BBC website offers free interactive games that teach practical literacy skills. Although designed for adults, students (about 11 and up) can use this resource as well. Instead of playing young “kiddie games” that are sometimes too elementary, slow-moving, or annoyingly “cutesy,” students can practice basic reading, writing, grammar and spelling with games that use more sophisticated vocabulary and topics (although some of the games are still very simple with young-ish animations).
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of English skills including:
*Reading – Learn phonics, letter and word recognition, reading comprehension and more.
*Writing – This section covers handwriting, typing, filling in a form, writing a paragraph or letter, and proofreading.
*Spelling – Discover root words, prefixes and suffixes, letter patterns, and more.
*Word Grammar – Find out about verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns.
*Sentence Grammar – Practice sentence structure, tenses, and punctuation.
Click on any topic and a new page opens. Watch a short video, play some games to reinforce learning, and take some short quizzes.
IMPORTANT: In all of the games I sampled for this review, I didn’t find any objectionable content. However, I did not sample everything. Because Skillswise was designed for adults, PARENTS SHOULD PREVIEW AND SUPERVISE ALL USE.