Posts Tagged ‘ESL’

Free Grammar Book with Activities & Worksheets

September 10th, 2014

 

It’s Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Azar Grammar: Fun with Grammar

 

Age Range: 9 and up (Grades 4-12, with parental supervision)

 

At this website you can download the book, Fun with Grammar for free and use the activities and games to supplement and enhance any study of grammar. The games reinforce the correct use of grammar through oral and written activities.

While designed for ESL classroom use, many of the activities can be tweaked for use in the homeschool environment. This book was originally designed to be used with a specific grammar curriculum, but it is not necessary to purchase the curriculum to enjoy and learn from the activities.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of book chapters that cover grammar topics such as:

  • Verbs – Present, Past, and Future
  • Nouns & Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Adjectives
  • Passive Voice
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • Comparatives and Superlatives
  • ~And More!

Look at the menu on the right to find free grammar worksheets. These are also designed to be used with a specific grammar curriculum but can easily be adapted for anyone to use. Find these types of materials for Basic English Grammar, Intermediate and Advanced: 

  • Teacher-Created Worksheets
  • Expansion Activities
  • Vocabulary Worksheets
  • Song Lessons
  • PowerPoint Supplements

English Games, Activities, & Worksheets!

June 5th, 2013

Hi!  It’s Wednesday,  June 5, 2013, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

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 introduciton 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.

 

Free Grammar Book with Activities & Worksheets

August 24th, 2011

 Hi!  It’s Wednesday, August 24, 2011 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
 
Recommended Website:
Azar Grammar: Fun with Grammar

Age Range: 9 and up (with parental supervision)

At this website you can download the book, Fun with Grammar for free and use the activities and games to supplement and enhance any study of grammar.  The games reinforce the correct use of grammar through oral and written activities. 

While designed for ESL classroom use, many of the activities can be tweaked for use in the homeschool environment . This book was originally designed to be used with a specific grammar curriculum, but it is not necessary to purchase the curriculum to enjoy and learn from the activities.
 
When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of book chapters that cover grammar topics such as:

  • Verbs – Present, Past, and Future
  • Nouns & Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Adjectives
  • Passive Voice
  • Gerunds and Infinitives
  • Comparatives and Superlatives
  • ~And More!

Free Access to Animated Books!

January 26th, 2011

Hi! It’s Wednesday, January 26, 2010 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Mighty Book Jr.

Age Range: 2-10 (Grades PreK-5, with parental guidance/supervision)

ClickScholar Heather recommended this website that is providing access to an archive of award-winning children’s animated read-aloud books, songs, educational videos, lesson plans, and games that promote early childhood literacy – free of charge through 12/31/2011. (It’s a $99 value!)

When you get to the website, click on “Subscribe Now” in the upper right side of the home page. The subscription page will open. Simply enter the coupon code: learntoread (use lower case letters, no spaces).

Then, complete the registration form (by providing your name, email address, user name and password) to get your free subscription. Do not choose a payment option.

Once your registration/subscription is confirmed, log in to the members area to access the archive of over 900 interactives divided into age ranges (2-5, 6-8, and 8-10) that includes:

  • Classic Read-Alongs
  • Fables & Fairy Tales
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Lesson Plans
  • Quizzes
  • Education Videos
  • Songs
  • Books & Songs in Spanish
  • ESL Books & Special Ed Books
  • Games & Puzzles

Be sure to turn on your speakers to hear the narrations – ideal for those learning English as a second language. There’s an entire library of books for kids with special needs too.

Note: If the site is very busy, you may experience difficulty using it. Simply bookmark the site and return again when traffic isn’t as heavy.  If you have technical difficulties using the site, please do not contact me. Use the contact form at the website to get answers to your questions, or contact your own tech support service. Thanks!

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Fun Foreign Language Activities

July 10th, 2010

Hi!  It’s Saturday, July 10, 2010 and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Apples4TheTeacher: Foreign Languages

Apples4TheTeacher.com is a massive ad-supported and subscription website with all kinds of learning resources and tools for teachers and kids. They offer free resources as well.

In fact, I found a selection of free, interactive foreign language games that help kids practice learning American Sign Language, Spanish, and more.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a menu at the top of the screen that includes the following selection:

*American Sign Language – Type in letters of the alphabet and the hand signs for each letter will appear. Print out sign language flash cards.

*Gaelic (Ireland) Games – The activity here won’t help you learn Gaelic – but it will help you learn about Ireland! You can listen and read along with an ebook about Ireland presented by Irish children. You will hear a sample of a child reading Gaelic too.

*Polish Games – Count backwards from 20 in Polish to reveal a dot-to-dot picture.

*Spanish ESL Games – Designed for Spanish speakers who are learning English words and phrases, this extensive archive of games will work in reverse as well. The more you play, the more you’ll learn! It includes games that teach vocabulary and phrases for:

  • Parts of the Body
  • Clothes
  • Drinks
  • Family
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Routines
  • In the Shops
  • Sports and Pastimes
  • Travel
  • Weather
  • ~ and Many More!

*Spanish Games – Learn the Spanish alphabet, do a dot-to-dot puzzle to practice counting in Spanish, learn the parts of the face, and count backwards in Spanish.

Some of the games allow you to select the difficulty and speed level to customize them for your use.

Catch the Spelling!

October 10th, 2007

Recommended Website:

Catch the Spelling

Note: This site was designed for ESL students, but can be used for grades Pre-K through 8 (approximately). Younger children and non-readers will need parental help.

This site offers a game called “Catch The Spelling” that can help kids
practice spelling and vocabulary skills. Players use the arrows on their computer keyboard to move “the catcher” to catch falling letters in the correct order to spell out a designated word. (You can also use the arrows to increase the speed at which the letters fall to make the game more challenging.)

Test your skills with the Dolch Words for preschool through Grade Three.
Practice spelling the days of the week, months of the year, numbers, colors,
and hundreds of words in all kinds of word categories such as food, time,
sports, verbs, animals, descriptive words, etc. You can even select the
difficulty level of the game you want to play.

When you get to the site you’ll see a menu of “Catch The Spelling” games.
Under each heading you’ll see a screen shot of the game and below it is a
description. Under that you’ll see a list of games – just click on any one
and a new screen opens and the game begins. There are “help” buttons on each
game that provide instruction on how to play.

I reviewed quite a few of the games, but there are many categories so I
didn’t see them all. Therefore, as always, parents should preview these
games to determine suitability of content.

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