Posts Tagged ‘worksheets’

Learn to Read with Dolch Sight Words

April 13th, 2022

It’s Wednesday, April 13, 2022, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Mrs. Perkins Dolch Words: Dolch Sight Words & More!

(mrsperkins.com/)

Grades K-3, which parental supervision. 

This website offers free activities based upon learning the “Dolch Sight Words.” As explained at the website:

The Dolch Word List, was compiled by Edward William Dolch, PhD, in 1948. Dolch compiled the list based on words used in children’s reading books in the 1930s and 40s. The list contains 220 “service words” that must be quickly recognized in order to achieve reading fluency. The Dolch Word List is comprised of the most frequently used words in the English Language that make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text. Therefore, teaching The Dolch Word List is a crucial goal of education in grades kindergarten through 3.

At this website, the Dolch words are presented in a number of useful formats including:

  • A story using all 220 Dolch sight words.
  • Dolch Word Lists in either Word or in pdf format (and some in Power Point or audio).
  • Templates to create Dolch handwriting worksheets, flashcards and games.
  • Dolch Games – get several variations on Bingo boards using Dolch words.
  • Free 35-page Dolch word activity booklet – the direct link is: http://www.mrsperkins.com/activities/Dolch_Activities.pdf

This user-friendly, ad-supported website is very focused on one topic – Dolch sight words – and covers that topic very well.

St. Patrick’s Day History!

March 17th, 2022

St. Patrick’s Day History and More

Grades: All, with parental supervision

Here are some terrific websites to help you learn while having fun on the Irish day of fun and celebration!

History Channel: St. Patrick’s Day

The fabulous History Channel website offers the biography of St. Patrick, the history of the holiday, lots of interactive information about Ireland and its people, and even some quizzes to take to test your knowledge of the Emerald Isle.

Teach-nology.com: St Patrick’s Day

You say you want worksheets and lesson plans themed around St. Patrick’s Day? This site has all kinds of language arts worksheets including acrostic poems, adjective worksheets (how many ways can you describe a head of cabbage), crossword puzzles, cryptogram, reading comprehension worksheet, vocabulary quiz, word scrambles, group creative writing lesson, a St. Patrick’s Day Maze, St. Patrick’s Day songs and much more!

Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland Forever!)

Lots of Language Arts Learning!

March 16th, 2022

Mr. Nussbaum: Language Arts

(mrnussbaum.com/lang-arts)

Grades PreK-9, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website is a massive archive of all kinds of learning activities and resources for every school subject. For this review, we are focusing on the huge variety of free language arts games, printables, reading comprehension activities, grammar editing, spelling help, and other resources.

When you get to the site, you will see a list of activities that include:

  • Language Arts Games – Play games that teach sentence and paragraph editing, spelling, punctuation, and writing basics.
  • Online and Printable Reading Comprehension Worksheets – Read a paragraph or essay on any topic you select and answer multiple-choice questions about it. Use either the online or offline versions. Topics include the American Revolution, the Silk Road, Galaxies, Lewis and Clark, Peregrine Falcons, etc.
  • Story Units – Read 3 different online stories and enjoy the interactive activities that further learning.
  • Sentence Surgeons & Paragraph Paramedics – Learn to be an editor! Correct sentences for spelling, grammar, and punctuation online.
  • Cloze Reading – Fill in the blanks in a sentence or paragraph with the correct word from a vocabulary bank.

Other activities teach and/or remediate spelling, alphabetical order, parts of speech, punctuation, and more. Many of these activities will allow you to choose either printable or online exercises.

When you are through with the Language Arts section, use the menu at the top of the page to find activities for math, geography, science, etc.

Introductory Spanish Lessons + More!

March 5th, 2022

FREE Online Spanish Lessons & Games for Families

(www.onlinefreespanish.com)

Grades: All, with parental supervision

This website offers FREE, interactive Spanish lessons, games, activities, and printable coloring pages and worksheets through a high quality, multi-media platform that is engaging and user friendly

The people who designed this site requested a ClickSchooling review – and I’m so glad they did. It was created especially for children and their parents to provide basic, introductory Spanish skills whether for education, travel, business, or pleasure.

When you get to the site you’ll see a brief introduction followed by four icon menus for Levels 1-4. Enjoy Spanish lessons that teach the alphabet, numbers, colors, parts of the human face, fruits, pets, bugs, geometrical shapes, holidays, and more. Click on any lesson icon and a new page opens where you can watch an animated video lesson. Be sure to turn on your speakers to hear the correct pronunciation of words as they come up on the screen. Each lesson includes a link to “Related Lessons and Activities” that provide printable worksheets to reinforce learning.

Scroll further down the page to Spanish Word of the Day, Today’s Date, Today’s Funny Pun & Let’s Read.

As you continue down the page, you will find Activities by category that include games puzzles, sorting, matching, songs, coloring pages & more!

Online Math Lesson for Elementary & Up!

February 28th, 2022

Andrew Rader Studios: NumberNut

(www.numbernut.com/)

Grades K-8, with parental supervision

This ad-supported website offers free lessons, games, and worksheets to learn arithmetic basics as well as some advanced math (for grades K-8) in a non-conventional format.

The relaxed style of presentation sprinkles humor throughout the explanations of math concepts. The use of the latest multi-media technology to illustrate the concepts through interactive games and activities really helps reinforce the learning.

When you get to the site you’ll see an icon menu. Before you explore it, scroll down the page and read the brief introduction designed to help you navigate the site. Then, from the icon menu simply pick a topic to get started, including:

  • Shapes & Colors
  • Counting Numbers
  • Add Numbers
  • Subtract Numbers
  • Multiply Numbers
  • Divide Numbers
  • Operations Order
  • Dates & Times
  • And many more

Click on any one and a new page opens with a “lesson” – an explanation and illustration of the concept. In most cases, you’ll find an online activity that students can do to reinforce the learning.

And – GET FREE ADDITION & SUBTRACTION WORKBOOKS!

Below the icon menu, you’ll see the words “Math Workbooks.” Click on it and a new page will open with free “Addition” Workbooks. (Look in the upper right corner of the page to find a link to the “Subtraction” workbooks.) The workbooks are in pdf format so you can save them to your computer and print them out to do offline.

This is a fabulous resource to enhance any study of mathematics! Bookmark it to return often.

Explore the World of Insects

February 22nd, 2022

Orkin: Science Education

(www.orkin.com/about/education)

Grades K-6, with parental supervision

Orkin Pest Control Company provides lessons plans and activities about the world of insects.

When you get to the site, scroll down to find out about the Orkin Insect Zoo, the Games & Activities available, Pest Control Videos, and Lesson Plans.

The lesson plans include:

  • Are You One of Us? – insect classification
  • The Art of Flying – how wings work
  • Is Seeing Believing? – compare images and drawings
  • Feeding Frenzy – how insects eat
  • Feeling Buggy – creative writing exercise
  • The Activities & Coloring section includes worksheets, coloring pages, and interactive games all about bugs!

And check out this site: CockroachFacts. You’ll find not only easy-to-digest scientific fun facts, but also deeper information about life cycles, habitats, and other topics important to K-12 education.

Have fun!

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