This unit not only builds students' vocabulary, it also enables students to explore how words are related, in meaning, sound and construction. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will also learn strategies we use to shorten words and phrases like acronyms and abbreviations.
In this unit, students are encouraged to write letters to family and friends about a book they are reading. In the letters the will apply the skills learned in this unit, including how to structure a letter, punctuating titles of books and short stories, using possessives (in reference to the characters or ideas in the book), contractions and addressing an envelope. Don’t forget to request a response - getting a personal letter in the mail in this electronic age can be a thrill!
Cooking, weather, and sports, oh my! These interactive gem mining and cat typing games will help your child learn to type accurately and quickly with correct form and placement. By practicing words, their keyboarding skills will become better and better as they remember common letter pattern placements to string letters together.
This typing lesson helps kids practice typing using keys in the top row of a computer keyboard. Using a series of interactive exercises, kids will gain confidence typing top row keys with speed and accuracy. Encourage your students to become more independent computer users with this top row typing lesson.
Understanding data and graphs is a critical skill that we use on a regular basis to read news articles, reports and other media to interpret information. In this unit, students investigate data collection, data organization and visual representation in different kinds of graphics (i.e. line plots, pie charts). Learners also apply concepts of probability and statistics to analyze data.
Mastering pronouns enables students' writing to be more sophisticated. They are able to construct more complex sentences and express ideas more original ways. This short unit focuses on possessive, indefinite and reflexive pronouns, in addition to pronoun and antecedent agreement.
When students learn the patterns and structures of words they become word wizards! They are able to more fluently convert a word from one part of speech to another, adjust the meaning, or translate a word from singular to plural (or vice versa). In this set of activities students will build on their knowledge of word structure and practice adding prefixes and suffixes, changing tenses and using contractions.
1, 2, 3, go! Help your child beat their words per minute game after game with these typing numbers games. Using the numbers at the top of the keyboard, your students will get lots of practice integrating numbers into their sentences and paragraphs. Try practicing these games with the numerical keyboard for a fun challenge!
Combine learning fun facts with typing practice in this surfing game. Kids will learn about plants, prominent figures in science, and fun facts about dogs, money, and the human body! Keep Floyd on his surf board in this typing game by typing accurately. The more keys you hit correctly, the longer he'll stay on the board!
How long would it take to get to Pluto? What's the tallest building in the world? What mammal can fly? Kids find out the answers to these questions in these fact-filled fun typing practice games. As they practice stringing together letters and words to make full sentences, they will get better at accurately typing punctuation and capitalizing letters too.
Did you know Melitta Benz invented the coffee filter? Who is the father of text messaging? Kids learn about 3 cool inventors in this quick typing game. They will practice typing symbols, numbers, and capital letters as Floyd surfs a big wave! Have them play over and over again to beat their previous words per minute!
Looking for more bottom row keyboarding practice? Repetitive practice will help your children develop muscle memory! These bottom row keyboarding games slowly integrate symbols to help your child create complete sentences. To end the lesson, children will get to combine all the letters from every row to make words!
Help your child practice typing the bottom row keys individually and in combination with each other accurately and quickly with these gem mining and flying squirrel typing games. Need a tip? Placing thumbs onto the space bar is a great reminder to help your child have good keyboarding form.
Surf's up! Kids help Floyd ride a huge wave by typing accurately and quickly in this fast-paced, fact-filled keyboarding game. As they learn about Sojourner Truth, interesting places, and taste buds, they'll practice combining tons of different letters and combinations. The more kids practice typing, the more familiar they'll become with various letter, number, and symbol combinations.
Has your child heard of the Tonkinese cat breed? Or the moons Ganymede and Charon? There are so many different names of moons! Through these typing proper noun games, your child will learn some fantastic new place names and famous people as they learn to use the shift key to capitalize letters and type accurately.
What percentage of Earth is water? How much money does that water bottle cost? What's your email? Answering these questions can require the use of symbols. Help your child navigate the many keys on a keyboard, practice using the shift key, and integrate symbols into their writing with these typing symbols games.