Hi! It’s Wednesday, December 18, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
This ad-supported website provides free, interactive “Hangman” and “Word Search” games, themed around an array of educational subjects, that boost vocabulary and spelling skills in an engaging and fun way. Topics include:
- Anatomy – bones
- Animals – cats, dogs, dinosaurs, fish and more
- Art – colors and famous artists
- Astronomy – constellations
- Chemistry – elements
- Geography – U.S. States, World Countries
- History – U.S. Presidents
- Literature – the classics
- Music – classical composers, common terms, instruments, singers and groups
- Mythology - Greek
- Poetry - famous poets
- Words – homonyms, onomatopoeia, oxymorons
You’ll also find a variety of just-for-fun topics such as cars, cartoons, comic book heroes, events, food, games, holidays, movies, sports, and television shows.
When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction. Use the menu bar at the top of the page to navigate the site. Or simply click on the “Dunk-A-Duck Hangman” or “Word Search” icons on the right side of the screen. A new page opens displaying the game screen. Use the menu on the left to select the subject or topic that will determine the vocabulary words used in the game. Then, set the difficulty level for easy, normal, or hard. Read the instructions and play the game.
As explained at the website, “What makes WordDuck.com truly unique is that we let our members create their very own word lists. This can be a valuable tool for educators, especially those teaching vocabulary or foreign languages.” To create your own word list you must register for membership – it’s FREE!
You do not need to register to play the games.
This is an engaging way to improve spelling and vocabulary – and just have fun with words!