Posts Tagged ‘rhymes’

English Games, Activities, & Worksheets

July 20th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, July 20, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

FunEnglishGames.com

(www.funenglishgames.com/)

Age Range: 5-10 (Grades K-5 approximately, with parental supervision)

 

This ad-supported website offers free English language games, activities, worksheets, quizzes and more! Designed for classroom and ESL teachers, you’ll find learning activities and resources that can easily be used for home learning.

When you get to the website, you’ll see a brief introduction and some highlighted features. Use the menu at the top of the page to access: 

  • Games – Play interactive games that help kids learn and improve upon reading, writing (including debate!), grammar, vocabulary, and spelling skills.
  • Activities – Enjoy a line-up of fun online language arts games based on familiar board games and television game shows.
  • Worksheets – Get printable worksheets and activity pages that reinforce language arts skills.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge on grammar, parts of speech, spelling, and more.
  • You’ll also find videos that include songs, nursery rhymes, and short instructional clips for learning English.

Because this website contains randomly generated advertisements, parents (as always) should preview the site and supervise all Internet activity.

Stories From A Long, Long Time Ago

April 20th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, April 20, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Long, Long Time Ago Stories

(www.longlongtimeago.com/)

Age Range: 6-11 (Grades 1-5, with a separate page for ages 3-5, see details below)

 

Children’s book author, Rohini Chowdhury, retells a collection of timeless tales for kids that you can read online or print out to read offline. There are no bells and whistles at this website just interesting stories that children will enjoy reading or hearing.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes: 

  • Fables
  • Folktales
  • Fairytales
  • Myths
  • Festival Stories
  • Tales from History
  • Classics
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Stories Behind Great Discoveries
  • Tales Behind Nursery Rhymes
  • Short Stories

Click on any item and a new page opens with a brief historical introduction and a short menu of stories in that tradition. Most are retold by Chowdhury, unless otherwise indicated. The stories are presented in plain text, and a few of the stories are accompanied by colorful illustrations.

NOTE: Because myths, fairy tales, legends, fantasy and the like can touch on many themes and topics, parents (as always) should preview the material on this site to determine suitability of content for their own children.

Chowdhury also offers a collection of stories for young children (about ages 3-5) called “Pomegranate Pips.” These stories are all accompanied by illustrations.

In addition to the stories available on the site, you’ll find some free, printable, activity pages – a crossword and word search for older children, and a maze for young children.

Literacy Games!

January 20th, 2016

 

It’s Wednesday, January 20, 2016, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Apples4theteacher – Language Arts

(www.apples4theteacher.com/langarts.html)

Age Range: 5-12 (Grades 1-6 approximately, with parental supervision).

 

This ad-supported website offers a variety of literacy games and activities that include: 

  • Alphabetizing a List of Words
  • Coloring Pages – Color Page Readers
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Dolch Sight Words – Flash Cards, Word Jumbles, Word Searches and Worksheets
  • Homophones
  • Language Arts Skills – Letter Recognition
  • Language Arts Skills – Sentence Building
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
  • Read to me books
  • Poetry for Kids (by theme)
  • Printable Short Stories
  • Teaching English as a Second Language – Spanish ESL
  • Thematic Book Lists of Children’s Books
  • Word Families
  • Vocabulary Word Finds – Word Searches – Make Your Own

Don’t stop here though – this site includes interactive learning activities, quizzes, and worksheet generator tools sorted by subject (creative arts, foreign languages, language arts, math, science, social studies), articles, literacy coloring pages and much more! Bookmark this site and return often.

Learn Braille

May 9th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, May 9, 2015, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Braille Bug

 

Age Range: 8-12 (Grades 3-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) was designed to teach sighted children about braille. With the aid of this site children will not only gain an understanding of the history and importance of braille as a language for the blind, but will also learn braille numbers and letters.
When arriving at this colorful site, students can select from the following: 
  • Change the Colors of the Site! – Change the color of the text and background for easier viewing.
  • What is Braille? – Learn the ins and outs of reading and writing braille as well as print out a braille alphabet key or send away for a free braille alphabet card.
  • Reading Club – featured books to read including a Reading Club Schedule and a Message to Parents and Teachers explaining the purpose of the Reading Club
  • Games and Secret Messages – interactive activities that encourage students to interpret simulated braille letters, words, and numbers. See your name in braille, solve trivia, riddles and rhymes, jumbles, secret messages and more.
  • Louis Braille – read the brief story of Louis Braille then visit the Louis Braille Online Museum through the link provided on the page.
  • Helen Keller Kids Museum Online – Explore the timeline of Helen Keller’s life which includes photos and videos (which need to be downloaded to your computer to view) and much more.
  • Parents and Teachers – This page provides links to an overview of the Braille Bug website, instructions for downloading braille files for those that have a braille printer, suggestions for classroom activities, and more.
  • Are You Ready for Real Braille? – This page provides a special offer to purchase the Braille Bug® Activity Book, Slate, and Stylus.
In the bottom menu, visitors can learn about the AFB by selecting the text link “Learn About the American Foundation for the Blind“.

While this website’s target audience is students in grades 3-6, many of the activities can easily be adapted for younger and older students.

Stories From A Long, Long Time Ago

April 8th, 2015

 

It’s Wednesday, April 8, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Long, Long Time Ago – stories for you

Age Range: 3-11 (Grades PreK-5, with parental supervision)

 

Children’s book author, Rohini Chowdhury, retells a collection of timeless tales for kids that you can read online or print out to read offline. There are no bells and whistles at this website just interesting stories that children will enjoy reading or hearing.
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu that includes:
  • Fables
  • Folktales
  • Fairytales
  • Myths
  • Festival Stories
  • Tales from History
  • Classics
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Stories Behind Great Discoveries
  • Tales Behind Nursery Rhymes
  • Short Stories
Click on any item and a new page opens with a brief historical introduction and a short menu of stories in that tradition. Most are retold by Chowdhury, unless otherwise indicated. The stories are presented in plain text, and a few of the stories are accompanied by colorful illustrations.NOTE: Because myths, fairytales, legends, fantasy and the like can touch on many themes and topics, parents (as always) should preview the material on this site to determine suitability of content for their own children.

Pomegranate Pips” for young children (about ages 3-5) are all accompanied by illustrations.

In addition to the stories available on the site, you’ll find some free, printable, activity pages – a crossword and a word search for older children, and a maze for young children.

To top off the offerings on this site, you’ll find reviews of children’s books and some very interesting biographies of children’s writers.

Kid Songs and Rhymes of Ireland

March 14th, 2015

 

It’s Saturday, March 14, 2015, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Mama Lisa’s World – Kid Songs and Rhymes of Ireland

 

Age Range: 5-13 (Grades K-7, with parental supervision)

 

At this ad-supported page of the larger Mama Lisa’s World website, discover nursery rhymes, game songs, lullabies, traditional, and folk songs of Ireland.
When arriving at this link, visitors will find a list of songs or rhymes from which to choose. At the end of some titles there are symbols that indicate that in addition to the lyrics there are videos, midi files, MP3s, and/or sheet music available. Simply click on the text link to view the selection. Songs include such familiar tunes as: 
  • Cockles and Mussels
  • Danny Boy
  • I See the Moon, the Moon Sees Me
  • It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
  • Michael Finnigan
  • Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral (That’s an Irish Lullaby)
There are also a few songs available in Irish Gaelic:
  • A haon, a dó, muc is bó – One, Two, A Pig and A Cow
  • Dilín ó deamhas – Forever Oh
  • Lámh, lámh eile – Hand, Other Hand
  • Oíche Shamhna – Halloween, Halloween
  • Oró, sé do bheatha abhaile – Yay, Welcome Home!
  • Seoithín, Seo Hó – Hush-a-bye, Baby
  • Tá Mé ‘mo Shuí – I am Up
This website is a good, simple introduction to Irish music and rhymes.
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