Posts Tagged ‘language’

Say ‘Thank You” in Every Language

November 18th, 2020

Foreign Languages for Audio and Visual Learners

November 14th, 2020

National Chocolate Day!

October 28th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 28, 2020, and time for Language Arts  at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

National Chocolate Day!

(thematicunits.theteacherscorner.net/chocolate.php)

Age Range: 5-11 (1-6, with parental supervision)

 

Today is National Chocolate Day! This could be the ClickSchooling Team’s favorite day of the year (ha, ha, ha)! While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate.  

As one of America’s favorite flavors, chocolate is well deserving of its own day of honor and celebration. We thought you might enjoy some chocolate-themed activities to celebrate this tasty day.

The Teachers Corner site is loaded with Chocolate activities! Just to name a few:  

  • Chocolate Touch (Grades 4-5) – Read the book and participate in writing activities using Hershey kisses.
  • Math Activities (Grades 1-6) – using the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as the subject.
  • Look through this site further to find many other Chocolate Day activities using math and science

Here are a few more sites to check out:  

 

ReadAnyBook.com – Download Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – the 119 page book for free.

Roald Dahl’s Website (Author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) – Find six Charlie and the Chocolate Factory lesson plans.

Take advantage of all of these sweet learning ideas and enjoy every minute of this scrumptious day!

Learn Braille

October 24th, 2020

 

It’s Saturday, October 24, 2020, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Braille Bug

(braillebug.org/default.asp)

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

 

This website from the American Printing House for the Blind 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: 

  • What is Braille? – Learn the ins and outs of reading and writing braille as well as print out a braille alphabet key.
  • Braille Resources – Download free student activity sheets and more
  • 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.
  • Helen Keller Kids Museum Online – Explore the timeline of Helen Keller’s life.

In the bottom menu, visitors can Change Colors – Change the color of the text and background for easier viewing. Also learn about the American Printing House and more.

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.

Folklore stories from around the world

October 21st, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 21, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

American Folklore

(www.americanfolklore.net/)

Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)

 

This website provides a free archive of American folktales, myths, legends, fairy tales, superstitions, weatherlore and other stories.

When you get to the site, you’ll see a brief introduction and some featured stories. You can click on the featured links or use the menu at the top of the home page that includes: 

  • Tall Tales – Meet Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, Brer Rabbit, and more.
  • Myths & Legends – Enjoy stories about folk heroes such as Bigfoot Wallace, Davy Crockett, Casey Jones and more.
  • Ghost Stories – A selection of stories about things that go bump in the night.
  • Folk Tales – Stories or legends passed down from one generation to another in the oral tradition.
  • Fables & Fairy Tales – A wide variety of stories – some will be very familiar, some not-so-much.
  • And more!

You’ll also find United States, Mexican, Canadian, Native American, African-American, Asian-American, European-American, and Latin-American folklore.

Note: As always, parental supervision required to determine suitability of content.

Free, Fun, “Parts of Speech” Tutorial & More!

October 14th, 2020

 

It’s Wednesday, October 14, 2020, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

Parts of Speech Tutorial

(www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/grammar_tutorial.htm)

Age Range: 7-10 (Grades 2-6, with parental supervision)

 

This fun “Parts of Speech Tutorial” is comprised of a series of animated games that help kids identify and use nouns, adjectives, verbs, commas, and capitals. It’s part of the massive, ad-supported Sheppard Software website that offers hundreds of free learning games for children in language arts, math, science, history and more.

When you get to the website you’ll see a picture of a stage. Click on the word “Play” on the stage curtain to create a character using nouns, adjectives, and verbs. If you’re uncertain of those parts of speech, then look at the menu on the left side of the page to find educational games that include:

  • Noun Explorer – Learn the definition of a noun and use it to feed fish in the animated game.
  • Adjective Adventure – Select fly adjectives and use them to feed the spiders.
  • Verbs in Space – Use verbs to hammer robot aliens in space.
  • Magical Capital – Help a fairy capitalize words in sentences.
  • Comma Chameleon – Select punctuation marks and help the chameleon place them in a sentence correctly.

Once you play those games, go back to the main page to build your character for the stage. This is an engaging way to help kids learn and practice parts of speech.
 
When you’ re finished, be sure to click on the words “Sheppard Software” at the top of the screen to explore all of the learning games offered at this site. You’ll want to bookmark it to return often.

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