Educational Websites for Learning from Home!
Focusing on Reading and English Language Arts
Accelerated Reader Book Finder Website, Type in the name of a book to find it's quiz number, reading level, and AR points available.
Alphabet and Early Reading
Students pick a letter and put together a puzzle presenting that letter. When the puzzle is complete, a video of that letter and words that start with that letter is shown.
A unique ABCs game where the letters transform into animals.
Oobi, the taking hand, hosts letter game which introduces and tests you on the letter sounds.
Word World from PBS Kids Loosey Goosey Rhyme Games
Students play various games in which the letters make words in the shape of the item. In one activity they must listen to instrument sounds and identify the instrument. Then they must match the letters to the name of the instrument. The letters then form to create the shape of the instruments. Another activity is finding items in dog's house.
Word Magnet Use the phonics and sight words to make sentences. See how many sentences you can make about each picture. Group according to short and long vowel sounds.
MeeGeniusA nice source of free and paid ebooks for kids. There are lots of sites that offer the same thing as MeeGenius but MeeGenius distinguishes itself with one excellent feature. That feature is automatic word highlighting to accompany the narration of each book. When children open the ebooks online, on an Android tablet, or on an iPad they can choose to have the story read to them or to read the story on their own. When the story is read to them each word in the story is highlighted on the page.
English Language Arts
Kerpoof, Spell a PictureClick on Spell a Picture. Look through the categories for a background that is related to your topic of interest. Students play a hangman like game to find words in the background picture.
Punctuation Paintball Different levels. Students must find the error in a sentence. they must then choose an appropriate paintball to correct the sentence. Website will ask you to register. Choose maybe later and game will start.
Sprat's Adventures from BBCThis is a three part adventure in which Digger and his gang must solve the mystery of the stolen statue. Start at Part 1. When finished with Part 1, click on the Thieves. Students must use different reading skills to solve the mystery. Part 1 - comprehension, inferring, sequencing. Part 2 - idioms, inferences, sequencing. Part 3 - Greek and Latin prefixes and summary.
Choose your own adventure. Students can complete the story or each action can be used as a prompt.
Book Talks, Discussion Guides, and Video BookTalks
This site offers book talks, discussion guides, and video book talks for Scholastic books