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Content Standard
READING
Students use the reading process to demonstrate understanding of literary and informational texts.
  1. Alphabetical Adventure - Jump over the keys in alphabetical order to help Molly play a tune. (Medium, Hard, Really Hard)
  2. Building Prefixes - Match the word with the correct meaning to make a pair. (Grade 3)
  3. Character Scrapbook Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
  4. Character Trading Cards Students use character trading cards to examine characters in a story.
  5. Comic Creator Interactive site that allows students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
  6. Just for Kids Who Love Books This site has lots of great reads and other cool stuff. Check it out!
  7. Myths and Fables An impressive collection of more than 650 classic fables and their morals, presented in table format for easy browsing. Other features include the new Fairy Tale collection, beautiful illustrations, Real Audio narration, and a Search Engine.
  8. Robo-Bee - Click the bee and drag it to the word that best fits the sentence.
  9. Sadler Phonics Use your knowledge of words, synonyms, analogies and more, as you try out the games and activities Teacher recommended!

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Content Standard
WRITING
Students use the writing process and use appropriate strategies to write a variety of expressive and expository pieces.
  1. Arcademic Skill Builders Choose Language Arts for games about Antonyms, Synonyms, Vowels, Spelling, Parts of Speech, Verb tense and more.
  2. Book Cover Guide Students can use the tool to review the parts of a book cover before analyzing how book covers work or creating their own book covers.
  3. BoomWriter designed to encourage kids to do their best writing and share it with each other to create a small book. Boom Writer provides a "starter chapter" for a story and students continue the story by writing additional chapters. The chapters submitted (anonymously) by students are voted on and the chapters receiving the most votes make it into a book that students, teachers, and parents can choose to have published by Boom Writer.
  4. CD/DVD Cover Creator Allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information.
  5. Character Scrapbook Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
  6. Clean Up Your Grammar! - Help recycle trash and clean up the beach by taking the words that wash up on shore and dragging them to the correct garbage can. The words are either nouns or verbs. Be sure to put the words in the correct trash can because if you make a mistake the beach will become dirty with litter. Two levels to choose from.
  7. Comic Creator Interactive site that allows students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and postreading activities, response to literature, and so on).
  8. Compare and Contrast Map This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point.
  9. Different Types of Poem for Kids Here are some different types of poems to try in your classroom. This site has great definitions and examples of poetry for kids.
  10. Extreme Sentence Surgeons Your paragraph surgery skills will be needed as critically injured paragraphs enter your emergency room.
  11. Furious Frogs - Multi-player game practicing synonyms, antonyms or homonyms. Select which one you want to practice and then join a game.
  12. Fractured Fairy Tales Students turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun.
  13. Garfield's Comic Creator Build your own Garfield comic strip.
  14. Giggle Poetry Giggle Poetry, approaches poetry with a sense of humor. Poems from Bruce Lansky and other poets are archived for students to enjoy reading or to use as examples. Included are fill-in-the-blank poems, poetry contests, favorite poems, school poems, and more.
  15. Grammar Ninja - Beginner Ninja has nouns and verbs. Skilled Ninja has nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles, adjectives, and adverbs
  16. Letter Generator tool is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates.
  17. The Magic Key Fun, simple, literacy activities
  18. Magnetic Poetry Board In this interactive tool from ReadWriteThink, students can move “magnetic” words to create original poems
  19. Make Beliefs Comix Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids
  20. Noun Dunk From Harcourt School Publishers
  21. Plot Diagram Interactive organizational tool to map the events in a story. This mapping of plot structure allows readers and writers to visualize the key features of stories.
  22. Poems: Acrostic In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems.
  23. Poems: Diamante In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems.
  24. Poems: Letter Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry—line breaks.
  25. Printing Press from ReadWriteThink. Students can create a booklet, flyer, brochure or newspaper fairly easily. There is a nice guide that walks you through the process, and the focus is on writing.
  26. Profile Publisher draft online social networking profiles, yearbook profiles, and newspaper or magazine profiles for themselves, other real people (including historical figures), or fictional characters.
  27. Punctuation Campground From Harcourt School Publishers
  28. ReadWriteThink: Student InteractivesEngage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.
  29. Sentence Power Is the group of words a sentence? If so, is it a simple sentence or a compound sentence?
  30. Scholastic Story Starter First generate a creative story starter, pick a format, and print your story!!.
  31. Shel Silverstein: The Official Site for Kids Visit for the games (such as Finish Shel's Poems), the terrific printables (a coloring book, a bookmark, and two Poetry Kits) and to watch animated video clips from Silverstein's poems and books (some performed by Silverstein himself.)
  32. Spelling Activity You're Trapped! Choose the correctly spelt words to escape from the tower and help the Midnight Bride find a husband
  33. StoryJumper an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids. Using our interactive workbook and lesson plans, teachers spark students' interest in developing and writing complete stories.
  34. 6 Traits of Writing OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Elementary Students
  35. Types of Poems for Kids A list of nineteen poetic forms for elementary students
  36. Wacky Web Tales Choose one of the tales to create your own funny story.
  37. Word Confusion - From FunBrain. Click on the correct word to complete the sentence.
  38. Word Frogs - Use your space bar to eat the homonyms, synonyms and antonyms and your arrow keys to position the frog's mouth.
  39. Word Tamer Creative writing help. Interactive flash-based website where you “tame words and train stories”. IWB friendly
  40. Writing with Writers: Poetry Scholastic offers this poetry resource for grades 1–8. There are tips from authors of children’s poetry, a teacher’s guide, step-by-step workshops, and more.

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Content Standard
SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Students use listening and speaking skills for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  1. Kerpoof Use the Kerpoof Picture Maker to allow students to create a picture to write a story about or create Kerpoof scenes for students to use as the basis to write a letter about. Use the Kerpoof Movie Maker to allow students to write and produce their own eMovie. (Free Registration Required)
  2. Storybird Someone starts a Storybird by writing a few words or grabbing a few images. Then the other person takes a turn, adding more words and pictures. In as little as one or two turns they can finish and share a Storybird. They can do it sitting side-by-side or across the country from each other. Web 2.0, Free registration required.

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General Language Arts Resources

Just Crosswords a site of 15x15 crossword puzzles that you solve right in your Web browser. For more fun, make your own crossword puzzle!

Read Write Think offers a collection of online Student Materials to support literacy learning in the K-12 classroom.

 

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