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All About Words: Teacher Resources
Written by Jacob C. Herman
Without words, there would not be much communication in the world. In written or spoken forms of communication, words are integral. For children, learning how to use these words accurately can be a bit difficult because English is a hard language to learn. Here are some links aimed at helping kids understand words.
- ABC Order: A good exercise for Grade 1 e-readers.
- Worksheets: Some worksheets on alphabetical order by the BBC.
- Antonyms: Explains antonyms and how they're used.
- Antonym Game: Online game that teaches kids the proper uses of antonyms.
- Teaching Blending: Shows how to teach students about blending.
- Consonant Blends: A blending activity that uses consonants.
- Word Center: Multiple activities for students to perform.
- Reading Center: Lots of word-related activities for students.
- English Compounds: Provides explanation on compounds with examples.
- Compound Words: Defines compound words and how to use them.
- Contractions Page: Some simple examples of contractions.
- Whole Word Contractions: Discusses how to use whole-word contractions.
- Digraph Cipher: A large chart with examples of digraphs.
- Digraph Games: Good games for students who are learning about digraphs.
- Diphthongs as Moving Vowels: Defines a diphthong with explanation on how it's used.
- Central Diphthong: Shows how to use central diphthongs.
- The Art of Writing: An in-depth discussion on penmanship.
- 5 Steps to Better Handwriting: A look at handwriting and how to improve it.
- English Homophones: A chart containing the most common homophones.
- English Homophone Dictionary: Dictionary for English homophones.
Letters & the Alphabet
- Alphabet Activity Theme: Alphabet activities aimed at very young children who are just learning the alphabet.
- Letter Recognition: An activity that helps kids to identify the letters of the alphabet.
- Plural and Possessive: Discusses plural nouns as well as possessive ones.
- Plural Words: Explains plural words in great detail.
- Prefixes: Shows what prefixes are and where they came from.
- Prefix Lesson: Online lesson aimed at getting kids to understand where a prefix should go.
- R-Controlled Vowels: Provides information on R-controlled vowels.
- R- Controlled Vowel Activities: Multiple activities that teach kids about R-controlled vowels.
- Sight Words in Sentences: Lesson plan that involves using sight words.
- Sight Words: Lists all the common sight words in the English language.
- Improving Spelling: Shows how to improve one's spelling.
- Spelling Rules: A great place to learn about the rules of spelling.
- Suffixes Practice: A number of quizzes to test your knowledge on suffixes.
- Suffix List: Lists all the common suffixes and discusses their origins.
- What Are Syllables?: Provides a definition of syllables.
- Syllable Lesson: Lesson plan that helps kids understand how many syllables are in a word.
- English Vocabulary: A list of links to multiple pages with good information about vocabulary.
- Vocabulary Development: An activity to develop the vocabulary of students.
- Vowels: Defines and discusses vowels.
- Short Vowels: Explains about short vowels.
- Vowels of American English: Shows the pronunciation of vowels in American English.
- Word Families: Explanation of word families with a list of examples.
- Word Family Activity: Lesson plan aimed at younger children about word families.
- Word Family Phonics: A word family activity for kids.
Word Games for Kids
- Online Word Games: Some good word games available online for kids to play.
- Academic Vocabulary Word Games: Printable vocabulary word games.
- Junior Word Search: Simple word search for younger students.
- Word Search Puzzles: Provides links to several word search puzzles.
- Word Sorts: Discusses words sorts and what they're used for.
- Word Sort Cards: Printable word sort cards.
Written by Jacob C. Herman