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Posts Tagged ‘ language arts ’

Spelling For Kids

Spelling For Kids

Spell that word, home school spelling starts early Advice Bees Books Courses Dictionaries Games Practice Roots Rules Software Word Lists Advice How to approach spelling and vocabulary? English spelling is a nightmare. On one hand, in the modern world, our phones and computers all have spell checkers so the old time need to memorize the...
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Myths And Fables For Kids

About Myths Moral lessons have been handed down through the ages in the forms of myth and legends. In Search of Myths and Heros Join intrepid historian Michael Wood as he goes in search of the world’s greatest myths, seeking the roots of four great legends — the Queen of Sheba, King Arthur, Shangri-La...
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Poetry Lessons, Poems For Kids

Poems that inspire poetry writing in children. Ideas to write your own poetry. Sites to submit your poetry.

In fact, at present, only some forms of advanced science–particle physics for example–allow a young mind to experience the paradox, ambiguity, irrational thought, associative “leaping” with good poems teaches us to think and feel. Poems open those synapses in the brain. It always has. Once open, such minds can think differently in any field. — From an Interview: The...
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Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers

Harry Potter homeschool resources Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers is a free virtual learning webpage and no more real than the Hogwarts School For Wizards from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for Homeschoolers page is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, Scholastic Books, Warner...
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Teaching Tips for Homeschooling Parents

How to teach young children in a homeschool. Teaching tips, methods and ideas for teaching such things as spelling, creativity, English, science, writing, math in fun, creative lessons, using Bloom’s Taxonomy to improve their thinking processes. It isn’t hard for parents to learn the ways top teachers instruct. Drivers Ed AN A to Z...
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Grammar For Homeschooling the English Language

Grammar For Homeschooling the English Language

Beginner’s Grammar Lessons for Free Grammar Blast Have a blast with Grammar Blast!  Answer 10 questions and earn up to 100 game points. To play just choose a quiz below for grades 2 through 8. Grammar Gorillas Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right...
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Writing Process For Kids by Kim Kautzer

Brainstorm. Write a rough draft. Write your first revision. Get editing and comments. Writing your final draft.
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Creative Writing – How to Write Stories and Essays

Learn to write stories and essays and find places to post them online. Creative writing lessons and classes online.
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Penpal Sites Which Keep Your Email Safe

Have fun writing to other kids who might also homeschool or not. Safe penpal sites. ePals You can use their web-based email to send and receive letters from students all over the world. (Keeps your “real” email address private.) Gaggle.Net Free student email accounts and collaboration tools. Parent controlled. Content moderated. Keeps family email...
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Reading Basics For Kids

Alphabet Action Click on a letter to hear its name and see an animated object beginning with that letter. Learn to read that thing’s name. Requires Shockwave. BOOST© for Readers A reading intervention designed for struggling readers. Free materials currently available include ten Systematic Phonics© Charts, the Systematic Spelling© System, and instructions for the...
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Language Arts – Free Lessons for Kids and Teens

High School English English Composition Yes, you can teach yourself high school-level English composition. English Literature Free literature and lessons on analyzing great literature. Public Speaking How to write and give a speech. Famous speeches. Where to learn to give a speech. High School Word Lists A broad set of word lists for literature,...
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Fairy Tales A To Z

Classic, English and Everything In-between. Absolutely Whootie Stories to grow by. Participate by contributing your illustration or writing a review of a story. Lesson plans for mom available. Classic Fairy Tales Flash versions of Andersen’s Fairy Tales, The Grimm Brothers, The Real Princess, The Brementown Musicians, Faithful John, and more stories and games. English...
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Hawaiian Legends

Eye of Hawaii – Hawaiian Legends Most Hawaiians do not practice their ancient religion today, yet their are few who are not at least a little superstitious. Living on an active volcano can do this to you. Hawaiian Legends Legends grow out of humankind’s propensity to explain the world around them, and make a...
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Word Games – Searches, Scrambles, Puns, MadLibs, Cryptograms

Children’s puzzles improve reading and writing skills painlessly while playing word games online or printing for offline homeschool fun. Crossword Puzzles Crossword puzzles with vocabulary hints Interactive crossword puzzle online, printable, or as an app.  Join the site and make your own. Creative Chemistry Crosswords Interactive chemistry crosswords. You can play them online, or you can...
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Legends & Heroes for Kids

Ancient Amazons Women ruled their society, and two queens, one for defense and one for domestic affairs, shared the country, but they made numerous conquest expeditions into neighboring territories. A Beginner’s Guide to Robin Hood Who’s who of the Robin Hood story. How the characters have changed through the ages and retellings. Electronic Beowolf...
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Favorite Kids Authors And Series

I want to find out more about my favorite author or series Louisa May Alcott “I never went to school,” Louisa wrote, “except to my father or such governesses as from time to time came into the family… so we had lessons each morning in the study. And very happy hours they were to...
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References For Writers

Acronym Guide The online acronym directory. Everything from military and medical to computer and financial acronyms. Find them all here. Bartlett’s Quotations Passages, phrases and proverbs traced to their sources. Citation Machine Set to help you generate web page citations, but this site can help you generate citations from all sorts of resources online...
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Book Reviews By Kids For Kids

How to write book reviews and where to share your review with other kids online. How to write a book review There are many ways to write a book review. To help you, here are some of the questions you could answer. When you’ve read the book and made your notes, send us your...
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Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories by Famous American Authors A Ghost Story by Mark Twain For the first time in my life a superstitious dread came over me; and as I turned a dark angle of the stairway and an invisible cobweb swung its lazy woof in my face and clung there, I shuddered as one who...
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Teaching Language Arts

Handwriting Handwriting AN A TO Z RESOURCE Help introducing children to form letters correctly as printing, italics and cursive. Strategies for Dealing with Dysgraphia Educators expect students to learn from the process of writing, yet dysgraphic students find that the process of writing actually interferes with learning. How, then, can they adequately learn to...
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