Posts Tagged ‘English grammar’

English Grammar Games & Much More!

July 2nd, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Fun4TheBrain.com: English Excitement

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades K-6, with parental supervision)

 

This website offers a variety of free, multi-media, interactive games to practice and learn English Language Arts including grammar, parts of speech, and sight words. The games were designed by Natasha Olivera, a graphic designer with “a passion and belief that kids can most certainly learn while they play.”
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of six games that include:
  • Panda Mayhem – Learn parts of speech and make silly sentences.
  • Base Word Baseball – Challenge your knowledge of base words and suffix endings.
  • Popcorn Words – Memorize the most common sight words.
  • Syllable Split – Break words into syllables.
  • Magic “e” Adventures – Find out what happens to a word when you add an “e” on the end. For example, “cap” becomes “cape”.
  • My Reading Tools – Use the reading tools you learned in the previous games to find the treasure.

But that’s not all! Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to find an array of free math games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You’ll even find timed quizzes to do online or print out and do offline. There is a fun science game too, that will help you discover what happens when you mix oxygen and nitrogen.

Bookmark this site, as new games are added at least once a month!

English Grammar Worksheets (Middle & High School)

June 12th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, June 12, 2013 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

Fox Valley Technical College: ABE English – Intro to Grammar

Age Range: 12-18 (about Middle & High School, with parental supervision)

A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website, sponsored by Fox Valley Technical College that provides free English grammar worksheets and answer sheets. The study aids are provided for students who score low on college English entrance exams and are required to enroll in an Adult Basic Education English class.

There are no bells or whistles here, just great printable worksheets for learning, practicing, and remediating English grammar including:

  • Nouns & Prepositions
  • Plurals & Possessives
  • Verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Comparatives & Superlatives
  • Parts of Sentences
  • Subject & Verb Agreement
  • Commas
  • Quotes, Caps, & Apostrophes
  • End Punctuation

When you get to the site, just select the topics you want to study, download the pdf, print out the worksheets, and practice offline.

 

For Students Who Think Grammar “Bites”!

April 11th, 2012

Hi! It’s Wednesday, April 11, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Grammar Bytes

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision)
 
Do you or your students think learning English grammar “bites”?  Then, check out this website developed by a college English professor with attitude. She’s irreverent and funny and has devised a way to provide meaningful grammar lessons and interactive drills and quizzes that won’t bore your kids to death.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu that includes:
 
*Terms — Detailed definitions of grammar terminology including:

  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Conjunction
  • Dangling Modifier
  • Gerund
  • Nouns
  • Participle
  • Semicolon
  • Verbs
  • And more!

*Exercises — Interactive exercises (lessons) to help students learn correct grammar usage. Topics include comma splices, fragments, irregular verbs, misplaced modifiers, pronouns, subject-verb agreement, etc.

*Handouts — FREE handouts in PDF files that are companions to the exercises that students can do offline.

*Videos at You Tube – A short selection of fun, entertaining videos and animations that teach grammar.

Just click on any menu item title (in black) and a new page opens where you can access the free materials.

You might want to click on the “About” section as well, where you’ll meet Professor Robin and discover her views on grammar instruction (and other areas of interest as well). She makes it very clear that people who don’t like her methods — can go to another grammar website! If you decide to stick around, this website offers something quite unusual — interesting grammar lessons developed by a teacher who believes, “There are NO good textbooks.”

 

Grammar Fun with Diagramming Sentences!

January 18th, 2012

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, January 18, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
English Grammar Revolution

Age Range: 10 and up (Grades 5-12 and beyond)

This commercial website, suggested by a Maryland ClickScholar, offers a selection of free, multi media exercises to help learn English grammar and parts of speech through diagramming sentences. Plus, it offers a free e-newsletter that brings grammar tips and puzzles right to your inbox.

This site was designed to help homeschool parents and classroom teachers become more confident grammar instructors. Again, it’s a commercial site, with some free content.

When you get to the site, you’ll see an introduction and information about the programs that are available for a fee. There are extensive samples of the lessons, exercises, and games contained in the program available for free.

To get started use the menu on the left and click on Exercises.” A new page opens with free sample pages from the chapters of an ebook. Click on a chapter title to enjoy lessons and try activities that reinforce learning about:

  • Sentence Diagramming
  • Adjectives & Adverbs
  • Prepositional Phrases
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Verbs
  • Pronouns

Throughout the samples you’ll find links to additional content that will boost your knowledge of English grammar as well. Continue exploring the menu to get good information on:

  • Parts of Speech
  • Sentence Structure
  • Grammar Usage

You’ll even find some grammar games, cool quotes, and other fun and interesting stuff. If this text-heavy site gets a little overwhelming simply use the sitemap to access what you want.

BEST OF ALL:  You can sign up to receive the FREE e-newsletter that includes fun grammar tips, sentence diagramming puzzles, and grammar lessons delivered to your inbox every other week. When you register you also receive The Parts of Speech Quick Guide (pdf). 

 

Printing, Cursive, & Grammar for Kids

April 13th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, April 13, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
HandwritingForKids.com

Age Range: 4-10 (approximately with parental guidance)

This ad-supported website offers free lessons and practice worksheets for learning how to print, write in cursive, and learn English grammar. (It also offers instruction and worksheets for learning arithmetic.)

When you get to the website you will see an introduction, and a menu on the left side of the screen that includes:

*What’s New — This is a list of the most recent additions of worksheets, lessons, and activities for writing and math that have been added to the website.

*Manuscript — Learn to print by tracing letters of the alphabet, words, and sentences using the free worksheet variations available here.

*Cursive — Learn cursive writing by tracing first, and then writing independently. Free printable worksheets of individual letters, words, and complete sentences are provided for practice.

*English – Use the free lessons and worksheets to learn grammar, including nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions.

*Mathematics — You’ll find a selection of interactive math lessons, worksheets, and drill games.

You’ll also find links to further resources, Spanish worksheets, biblically-themed handwriting and cursive worksheets, and a flash card making tool.

Click on any topic and a new page opens where you’ll find the lessons and worksheets.  The layout isn’t always crystal clear – but if you just click on a couple of items, you’ll figure out how best to use this site quickly.  

English Grammar Games & Much More!

November 17th, 2010

Hi!  It’s Wednesday, November 17, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Fun4TheBrain.com: English Excitement

Age Range: 5-11 (Grades: K-6)

This website offers a variety of free, multi-media, interactive games to practice and learn English Language Arts including grammar, parts of speech, and sight words. The games were designed by Natasha Olivera, a graphic designer with “a passion and belief that kids can most certainly learn while they play.”

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of six games that include:

*Panda Mayhem – Learn parts of speech and make silly sentences.

*Base Word Baseball – Challenge your knowledge of base words and suffix endings.

*Popcorn Words – Memorize the most common sight words.

*Syllable Split – Break words into syllables.

*Magic “e” Adventures – Find out what happens to a word when you add an “e” on the end.  For example, “cap” becomes “cape”.

*My Reading Tools – Use the reading tools you learned in the previous games to find the treasure.

But that’s not all! Use the horizontal menu at the top of the page to find an array of free math games to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. You’ll even find timed quizzes to do online or print out and do offline. There is a fun science game too, that will help you discover what happens when you mix oxygen and nitrogen.

Bookmark this site, as new games are added at least once-a-month!

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