Language Arts

Reading and writing are the keys to all other subjects. These fundamentals unlock so many doors. Whether its photography, poetry, the history and culture of the Maori, or ugliest buildings of the world........ knowing how to read and write make it possible to learn and keep learning.

Here are some activities and resources to help kids learn to read, inspire them to keep reading, inspire them to write, learn a foreign language and become familiar with music from around the world and throughout history.

Favorite Librivox Stories


Learning to Read

Exchanging Postcards and Alphabetizing 
Learning Letters with Tic-Tac-Toe
Teaching Reading - Active Phonics Game
Caterpillar Spelling
ABC Books
Spell Words from Magazine Cutouts
Hide the Letters
What's Gnu
Letters from Story Book Characters
Writing to Read
Learn to Read Website - Starfall
Leap Frog Videos
Apples to Apples - Word Games

Foreign Language

Duolingo - Free Language Learning Curriculum
Language Learning Resources
Our Foreign Language Philosophy


Essentials in Writing
Published Authors Write Rough Drafts Too
Fantasy Story Settings
Alliteration in Stories
Motivating Kids to Write
Brave Writer Implementation
Using a Typewriter to Inspire Kids Writing
Personification Writing Activity
Illustrating Idioms
If Food Could Talk
Onomatopoeia Free Write 
Writing Lesson Plan 2013
Teaching Sentence Order
Method for Encouraging Writing
Encouraging Writing Through Postcard Exchange
Personal Cookbook
Creating a Stamp Scrapbook
My Book About Me
Life of Fred Grammar Books
Thanksgiving Week Lesson Plan
Celtic Writing Assignments
Viking Writing Assignments
Scythian Writing Assignments
Ancient China Writing Assignments 
Mesopotamia and Persia Writing Assignments 
Roman Empire Writing Assignments
Ancient Greece Writing Assignments
American Election System
Riddle Writing
Slogan Writing
Presidential Campaign Slogans 


Free Verse Poetry
Onomatopoeia Poetry Tea Time 
Alliteration Poetry Tea Time 
Color Poems 
Petrarchan Sonnets 

Picture Books

Johnny's Jelly Bean Tacos
World War II Picture Books
Best Picture Books Post 1 
Best Picture Books Post 2
Best Picture Books Post 3
Best Picture Books Post 4
Best Picture Books Post 5
Best Picture Book Series
Musical Themed Picture Books
Best Legend Books
Favorite Children's Treasury Books
Firekeeper's Son
Election Books
Christmas Books 
Winter Books 
Katie - Living Art Books
Habits of Rabbits
Hedgehog Books 


Picture Books with Activities

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt 
Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant
Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
A Garden for Miss Mouse
The Giving Tree
How Nanita Learned to Make Flan
Snow Tracks
Amos's Sweater
Archimedes Takes a Bath
The Pinata Maker
One Morning in Maine 
Shall I Knit You a Hat
Pythagoras and the Ratios
Jelly Beans for Sale 
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
Charlie Needs a Cloak
Secret Codes

Picture Books with Activities - History

Run With Me Nike! 
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths
Alexander the Great

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush
Empress of China: Wu Ze Tian
The Great Wall of China
The Silk Road
Confucius: The Golden Rule
Tikki Tikki Tembo
The Legend of the Kite
The Story About Ping

Chapter Books

Best Chapter Books
Best Girl Books 
Best Boy Books 
Recommended Books for a 7 Year Old
More Easy Chapter Books
Best Chapter Book Series
Best Fairy Tale Books
Best Fantasy Books
Classics for Kids
American Historical Fiction 
International Historical Fiction
Books Set in the Netherlands
All 18 Wizard of Oz Stories
Elizabeth Enright Melendy Series
Entrepreneur Books for Kids
Twins Books
Carry on Mr. Bowditch
McBroom's Wonderful One Acre Farm
Dragons Forever 

Unit Study Books

Earth Science Books
Renaissance Books 
Leonardo da Vinci Books
Middle Ages Books
Persia/Mesopotamia Books
Roman Empire Books
Ancient Greece Books
Ancient China Books
Scythian Books
Viking Books
Celtic Books
History Spine Books
History Spines for Kindergarten
Living Science Books
More Living Science Books
Hands-On Math Books
Books set in Venice Italy
Books set in Norway
Books set in London 
Venice in the Middle Ages with Economics Activity
History Books After Story of the World 
The Man Who Counted - Creative Math 

Supporting Reading

Free Story Websites
Learning about the Library

Recommended Books
The Giver by Lois Lowry

1 comment:

  1. I see you too like games for teaching. I also created a game that teaches reading, phonics, comprehension, listening skills and communication skills.


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