Grammar: Spelling: Word Work
These sites provide online and interactive activities on spelling and word work. Learn about and practice spelling patterns and rules, vowels and consonant patterns. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Spelling; Literature: Online Activities for Lower Elementary; Literature: Online Activities for Upper Elementary; Teaching Tips: Phonemic Awareness; and Reading Skills: Vowels.
ReadWriteThink: Word Family Sort
Sort words into the correct family.
Print one-page pdf and add the initial consonant for each word family ending.
Use given letters to make a word that fits the clue.
Lesson Plan: Sort, Hunt, Write: A Weekly Spelling Program
This lesson plan aims to help students learn and develop understandings of word patterns based on their sound and spelling patterns.
Match pictures to the correct categories namely beginning letter sounds, short vowel sounds, and long vowel sounds.
ReadWriteThink: Word Build and Bank
Build new words by choosing an ending and a beginning from word bank.
Words and Pictures: Sandcastle Quiz Game
Choose a correct phoneme to fill in the gaps in the word.
Write a Postcard Game
Locate the given vowel phoneme in the postcard.
eThemes Resource: Grammar: Spelling
These sites include many interactive spelling games that are fun for the SMARTboard. Also includes lists of common spelling rules and tips on helping students learn to spell.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Online Activities for Lower Elementary
These sites provide interactive quizzes and games to practice reading skills. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on spelling.
eThemes Resource: Literature: Online Activities for Upper Elementary
These websites include interactive activities to work on reading skills. Activities focus on different skills like fact and opinion, compare and contrast, and drawing conclusions. There are links to eThemes resources on other literature activities, reading strategies, and online stories.
eThemes Resource: Teaching Tips: Phonemic Awareness
These sites have information and tips for teaching phonemic awareness skills and concepts to young students. There are many online activities such as games to help build awareness, and resources for teachers on how to implement teaching strategies in the classroom. Included are eThemes resources on basic reading skills, syllables, and decoding strategies.
eThemes Resource: Reading Skills: Vowels
Learn how to read and pronounce short, long, and double vowels. The following web sites include games, hands-on activities with animations and sounds, and lesson plans. There are links to eThemes recourses on spelling and reading strategies.