Technology Supporting Literacy
Below are some great academic websites that your child may choose to use to practice skills learned at school. Please be aware that we recommend parental supervision as the websites on the internet can change from time to time. Please remind your child NOT to give away any personal information on any of these or any other website.
this website has many opportunities to practice literacy skills
This is a great website to practice your child’s weekly spelling words through interactive games such as crossword puzzles, hangman, etc. The computer can even test your child’s spelling by saying the word aloud and having your child type it in.
Click on ALL games to bring up the game section. Select from language arts (spelling, word recognition, vocabulary, etc) , science, math, geography and history. Great for preschool through 2nd.
This site has links to favorite children’s authors.
This is a fabulous site for Kinder through second. The game speaks to you and skills such as alphabet, letter sounds, listening for sounds within words, putting words in order to make sentences, poetry, spelling high frequency words (with the computer modeling), etc . The site is color coded from beginner to more advanced.
Children’s picture dictionary- the amount of information on this site boggles the mind!
Website teaches about the solar system
National Geographic For Kids- video, activities, games and stories
Variety of games to teach language arts- more intermediate grades
Does your child struggle with handwriting? Make practice sheets for home on this site!
This site helps your child read stories that have 10 high frequency words in them. They can receive help reading stories with the help of their mouse.
Beginning letter sounds, short and long vowels
Word Wizard** A Making Words activity- use tiles to make words and build from one word to make another word.
Activities from Sadlier-Oxford
14. **Long Vowel Sounds**
15. **High Frequency Words**
16. **Rhyming Words Memory Game**
17. **Name the Pictures Short Vowels**
18. **Name the Pictures Long Vowel Sounds A, I, O**
19. **High Frequency Words** more difficult
20. **Long Vowels E and U**
21. **Name the Picture Long Vowel Sounds**
22. **R-Controlled Vowels**
23. **R-Controlled Words**
24. **Blends** Beginning and ending consonant blends
25. **Beginning Digraphs**
26. *Final Digraphs"
27. **Vowel Digraphs** Vowel digraphs such as oo, ea, au, aw, etc.
28. **Vowel Dipthongs ou and ow**
29. **Dipthongs oi, oy, and ew**
30. **Fly By Contractions**
31. Make rhyming words with a magnetic poetry board
Other educational websites you might be interested in to support math:
This website allows your child to practice basic math facts (which all children need to become efficient with), allows you to print off worksheets for your child to practice and it gives your child the opportunity to practice telling time.
This site allows your child to practice basic math facts (timed if you’d like them to race against the clock to practice getting them in 3 seconds or less) and practice counting money.
opportunities to practice math
A great site to practice math, art, science, fun and more (skip the registration and go right to the games)
An interactive site to practice math, logic and just have fun! (Anything from fractions, protractors, word problems, flashcards, etc.)
On this site your child can play math car racing. There are many math games including one that your child can make change with!! Be sure to click on the 2nd grade skills.
Interactive website that includes math flash cards, games and printable worksheets to practice math.
This site has great online games and puzzles
Math challenges for the whole family!