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Fourth Grade Language Arts

Language Arts

 

 

Interactive reading comprehension exercises for fourth grade learners that mirror those found on standardized tests. Exercises include a short reading passage and five multiple choice questions.

 

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Super fun spelling and typing game-application where teachers can create lists of words for students to spell or type, or, can have learners pick from pre-loaded lists of words including Dolch words or the most common words used in each grade level.

 

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These interactive exercises are perfect for reading comprehension and contextual vocabulary.

 

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This great program allows teachers and parents to use pre-made sight word lists, or, to make their own sight word lists (which can be saved) to practice with students. Sight words appear as large flash cards. Parents or teachers can keep score by clicking the red "x" button or green "check" button. The program also offers accuracy reports.

 

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ABC Order for Kids
 

These interactive ABC Order exercises are perfect for elementary school students. Simply choose a word list from those provided and then select individual words, or, have the program generate random words from the list. Students must drag and drop the words on the left to their correct ABC order positions on the right. The "hint" button will help students focus on the first letters of similar words. Teachers and parents can also generate and save their own lists words for students to use in ABC order practice.

 

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Word Pyramids
 

Word Pyramids is a fantastic practice program that requires students to spell words in pyramid format. In the example to the left, "name" must be spelled n >> na >> nam >>> name. Each line of the pyramid is checked for accuracy. Students can choose from three different word lists: Dolch 220, first grade words, and second grade words. Words are narrated. Exit at any time and print out a performance report that includes all words successfully spelled and the time it took to spell them.

 

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Word Pyramids
 

Word Maker is a fun tool that allows students to explore naturally how words are formed. First choose the number of letters per word and drag and drop a letter or digraph tile to the first blank. Watch how the rest of the alphabet reacts when a letter is selected. Some letters will remain while others will be eliminated. Find out if any words start with CW, EH, or even Rhom!

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Sound Garden
 

Sound Garden is a great game for kids learning about the different sounds that make up words. Students must combine the beginning and ending parts randomly scattered on the screen to form words. Simply click on a word part and hear its sound. Combine it with another sound to form a word. Students can see how man words they can make in one or two minutes. The game can also be played without a timer. 

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Sound Garden
 

This is a simple program designed to reinforce vowel identification in r-controlled words. Students must select the key that starts the race car. Each key is labeled with a vowel. The racecar features an r-controlled word with the vowel missing! This program is great for students who have trouble identifying the correct vowels in words such as “over,” “serve” and “purple” for example. 

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In Sentence Surgeons, learners have to correct the spelling, usage, and grammar in horribly "injured" sentences.

 

 

   
 

Learners can read any of three original MrNussbaum.com stories online and then complete their associated interactive activities such as reading comprehension passages and questions, cloze reading exercises, vocabulary matching and much more. These are NOT your run-of-the-mill, boring stories. Kids love them. I know, because I wrote them and read them to my own students.

 

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Learners can generate online or printable word scrambles, word searches, ABC order exercises, and missing letter exercises from their spelling lists.

 

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Paralaughs are fun online exercises that reinforce parts of speech, kind of like online Mad Libs!

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Torture your teachers by clicking on the INCORRECT spellings of the words that appear on the chalkboard! Try your hardest to make them resign by frustrating them so much with your poor spelling skills! Be careful though, it gets harder as you move from classroom to classroom as the teachers in later rounds have incredible patience! This uses the 100 most misspelled words in the English language.

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Throughout history the semicolons of Punctuation Island have been forced to live on the swampy side of the island by their more powerful neighbors, the period, comma, and the dreaded colon. For thousands of years the semicolons have endured the abuse. Lead the semicolons to victories over their neighbors by using semicolons, periods, commas, and colons correctly by blasting them into their correct places in the sentences that appear!

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Use your word recognition and spelling skills to click on the basketball that completes the word at the top of the page. Choose correctly and you’ll hit a basket or three-pointer, choose incorrectly or too slowly and your opponent will score. Be careful, though, each round gets progressively tougher. You will have to be an expert in word completion to win the National Championship.

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Animated Biographies serve as vivid, animated storybooks detailing the lives of famous people in history through animation. Choose from Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, George Washington, Susan B. Anthony, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, or Christopher Columbus