English Language Arts :
Daily 5: Listen To Reading


If you have earbuds, you may choose this feature. Right click and open the link below in a new tab.

Listen to Reading site: http://www.storylineonline.net/













September:

  • Writing Prayers:

Click on the link below to get directions on how to contribute to a prayer:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1slC-80jQAIZmE-1T6zwozNCE4SlKcuRZMUknV5Zf23k/edit?usp=sharing



Improve Your Reading Comprehension:

http://www.tv411.org/reading/understanding-what-you-read/strategies-better-reading/activity/1/1 -practice the comprehension questions online to get better!




Kidblog 7T: www.kidblog.org/LA7T/



Slave Dancer Vocabulary:



https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WDWIvYL9M0fSlanhvhZ6Z4ilyG_2e11JNKFBDba7ieM/edit







WORD WORK OPTIONS:


1.) www.spellingcity.com


2.) http://www.games.com/game-play/bookworm/single/ (crazy fun word scramble game for free online!)


3.) Punctuation Practice:

http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames/punctuation.html





4.) Paintball Punctuation Practice:



http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=Paintball













3.) http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games/short-vowel-games/short-u/short-u-word-o-rama.html Word O Rama for short "u".

4.) http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/spelling_games/short-vowel-games/short-u/short-u-letterfall.html Short "u" Word Fall game





LISTENING TO READING:

1.)


http://www.raz-kids.com/main/Login














http://www.kiddonet.com/gb/flash/phonics/Intro.swf Review letter sounds

http://genkienglish.net/phonicsquiz1.swf Review letter sounds

http://www.childu.com/sample_act/reading1_2/LA1RA01b_phonics.swf Awesome phonetic practice with the sergeant.


Write Better Sentences:


http://www.berghuis.co.nz/abiator/lang/lscr/lscrindex.html unscramble the words to make a complete sentence.




Chris van Allsburg Pictures:

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Great picture prompts!

"Guest Reading" Starts Soon!

Choose a book, read to your group aloud for 10 minutes, once a week. Impress everybody with how well you read!




Find an appropriate book by using the Sylvan bookfinder. Print your list and take it to the library to look the titles up. Bring your list to me and the 3 books you find.
http://www.bookadventure.com/ki/bs/ki_bs_helpfind.asp

READ and WRITE GOLD INTRO:

Read and Write Gold Intro. video

D E A R :
Put headphones on and follow along with these audio stories.

http://www.magickeys.com/books/tigerson/index.html Tiger Son - An ancient Chinese Tale by Po Chung-Ling
http://storynory.com/2010/09/26/the-tortoise-and-the-geese/
http://storynory.com/2009/06/01/the-marriage-of-eric-and-enide/
http://storynory.com/2008/08/24/the-boy-who-flew-too-high/
http://storynory.com/ Pick a story to follow along with on this site.


Hangman-type Game: (great for vocab. dev. and spelling practice)


Coming soon!


Tense video, games, quiz:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/past-present-or-future-tense



Personal Pronoun Exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/grammar/interestsentences/pronouns/game.shtml

Stupendous Sentence Structure Sites: (plug in your ear buds)

3 games to practice. You should review your results each time as well.

Paragraph Practice Programs:(plug in your ear buds)

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/language_arts/pmp/interactive_guide/g03/g03home.htm
After typing your name, click on the blue button entitled, PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER.











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Circle Stories

Before you peer-edit did you...

  • plan your story on your outline?
  • "drain-your-brain" fully?
  • avoid the weak word, "went"?
  • use three prepositional phrases?
  • attempt to use other literary devices like: metaphors, similes, hyperbole, alliteration, onamatapoeia, etc?
  • read it backwards?

Creative Writing
Check out this site for dozens of prompts:
http://creativewritingprompts.com/#