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Reading Skills

  1. Author’s Purpose Game – Interactive Board Game
  2. Author's Purpose - Author's Purpose Activity - Learn and practice author's purpose.
  3. Author's Purpose - Author's Purpose Online Quiz - Take an online quiz on author's purpose.
  4. 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.
  5. CD/DVD Cover Creator Allows users to type and illustrate CD and DVD covers and related booklets for liner notes and other information.
  6. Character Trading Cards Students use character trading cards to examine characters in a story.
  7. Character Scrapbook Use this reader's response activity to analyze the characters in any book. Print and collect your scrapbook pages.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. Comprehension Game – Interactive Activity
  11. Cube Creator – Create Questioning Cubes.
  12. Detective Game – Predicting Outcomes
  13. Drawing Conclusions Game - Interactive
  14. Context Clues Game – Interactive Game
  15. Cause and Effect – Ice Cream Match
  16. Fact and Opinion – Interactive Game
  17. Fact & Opinion - Binky's Facts and Opinion - Play the fact and opinion game.
  18. Fantasy vs Reality - Dinosaurs - Determine whether the text is real or make believe.
  19. Genre - Types of Text - Read about types of text and play a game based on the types of texts.
  20. Garfield's Comic Creator Build your own Garfield comic strip.
  21. IXL – IXL makes the world of words come alive with fun visuals and interactive questions. Build great writers through playful skills that pique students' curiosity about language!
  22. Main Idea - Welcome to the Journalist's Desk - Choose a story and identify the main idea.
  23. Main Idea “Millionaire” Game – Interactive.
  24. Main Idea “Storm” Game – Interactive
  25. Questioning Cube – Comprehension Questions
  26. Sequence - Comic Book Sequence - Place the comic book sections in order.
  27. Theme – Quia Interactive
  28. What Can You Infer? 1 – Quia Interactive Game
  29. What Can You Infer? 2 – Quia Interactive Game

Grammar/Writing Skills

  1. Alphabetical Adventure - Jump over the keys in alphabetical order to help Molly play a tune. (Medium, Hard, Really Hard)
  2. Analogies  – Interactive Game.
  3. Arcademic Skill Builders Choose Language Arts for games about Antonyms, Synonyms, Vowels, Spelling, Parts of Speech, Verb tense and more.
  4. Big Brown Bear – Prefix
  5. Big Brown Bear – Suffix
  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. Extreme Sentence Surgeons Your paragraph surgery skills will be needed as critically injured paragraphs enter your emergency room.
  8. Figurative Language – Similes, Metaphors, Personification, & Hyperbole Game
  9. Figurative Language - Alliteration or Simile - Determine whether the text is an example of alliteration or simile.
  10. Figurative Language - Eye on Idioms - Learn about and practice idioms.
  11. Figurative Language - Paint by Idioms - Practice determining the meaning of idioms.
  12. Fishing Fixes – Prefix and Suffix Game
  13. Fix the Prefix
  14. Furious Frogs - Multi-player game practicing synonyms, antonyms or homonyms. Select which one you want to practice and then join a game.
  15. Grammar Ninja - Beginner Ninja has nouns and verbs. Skilled Ninja has nouns, verbs, pronouns, articles, adjectives, and adverbs
  16. Homophone Matcher – Homophone Matching Game
  17. IXL – IXL makes the world of words come alive with fun visuals and interactive questions. Build great writers through playful skills that pique students' curiosity about language!
  18. 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
  19. Maggie’s Earth Adventure – Prefix and Suffix Game
  20. Magnetic Poetry Board In this interactive tool from ReadWriteThink, students can move “magnetic” words to create original poems
  21. Make Beliefs Comix Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids
  22. Many Things – Prefix Matching Game
  23. Matching Game  - Antonyms and Synonyms Game
  24. Noun Dunk From Harcourt School Publishers
  25. Panda Mayhem – Noun and Verb Game
  26. Picture Sequencing – Interactive Sequencing Game
  27. 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.
  28. Precision Adverb – Interactive Adverb Game
  29. Prefix – Lesson and Games
  30. Prefix and Suffix Game
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Punctuation Campground From Harcourt School Publishers
  34. Robo-Bee - Click the bee and drag it to the word that best fits the sentence.
  35. Sam’s Lab – Synonym Game
  36. Sandcastle - Phonemes
  37. Sentence Power Is the group of words a sentence? If so, is it a simple sentence or a compound sentence?
  38. Sequencing Game – Steps in a Process Interactive Game
  39. Scholastic Story Starter First generate a creative story starter, pick a format, and print your story!!.
  40. Spelling Activity You're Trapped! Choose the correctly spelled words to escape from the tower and help the Midnight Bride find a husband
  41. Suffix – Lesson and Games
  42. Wacky Web Tales Choose one of the tales to create your own funny story.
  43. Word Confusion - From FunBrain. Click on the correct word to complete the sentence.
  44. Word Frogs - Use your space bar to eat the homonyms, synonyms and antonyms and your arrow keys to position the frog's mouth.
  45. Word Sort  – Sort Nouns, Adjectives, and Linking Verbs
  46. Word Tamer Creative writing help. Interactive flash-based website where you “tame words and train stories”. IWB friendly.
  47. Word Trail – Antonym and Synonym Board Game
  48. Writing Sparks – Instant Writing Challenges.


Poems/Fairy Tales/Fables

  1. 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.
  2. Fractured Fairy Tales Students turn familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Poems: Acrostic In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems.
  6. Poems: Diamante In this online tool, students can learn about and write diamante poems.
  7. Poems: Letter Letter poems are a particularly apt medium for exploring a defining characteristic of poetry—line breaks.
  8. 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.) 

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