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Reading Fun *Grades K-3

Color Words Number Words
ABC's
 

Blends
Classifying
Compound Words

Contractions

Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and more!

Homophones
Listening Skills  

Making Words

Opposites


Parts of Speech

Patterns

Plurals

Poetry

Prefixes, Suffixes & Base Words

Reading Skills

Sight Words

Sentences

Sequencing

Spelling

Stories Online

Syllables

Synonyms

Vocabulary

Vowels

Word Families

Writing Fun

Other Fun Links


 

Color Words

Balloon Mania
From Do2Learn

What Color?
Learn colors with Bud - from Do2Learn

Red
Interactive resource from Starfall.com

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Number Words

Numbers to 20
Fun with Tom and Roy the Singing Zebra

One

Interactive resource from Starfall.com
 

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ABC's

Starfall ABC's
See the letters, hear the sounds - great music and animations!!
 
Sky Riding
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions (Practices different fonts - lowercase and uppercase) 

Monkey Match
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions (Practices matching lowercase and uppercase) 

ABCD Watermelon
Fun learning game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions!

Upper and Lower Case
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Alphabet Bears
Fun game from GameGoo's PawPark!

Lickety Letter Bingo
Go to "Games" or "AlphaPig" to play this Alphabet Bingo

Bear's Skateboard Adventure
Build words by skating into the letters in those words

Pig's Perfect Pizza
Choose pizza toppings with the same first letter sound to make Pig's Perfect Pizza!

Hung Up on H
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Two Sounds Made by C
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

W Trouble
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Library A to Z
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Alien Scavenger Hunt
Fun game from GameGoo

ABC Order
Fun game from Learning Planet

Q Without U
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Dog's Letter Pit
Choose the letters that make each sound to create different short words (More Advanced)

Fuzzy Lion Ears
Fun learning game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions (Choose the letter that completes the word) - (More Advanced)

Alphabet Falls
Catch the letters in the waterfall and place them on the wall to crack the code and see the treasure chest 

Theo's Puzzles 
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions (Practices consonants, spatial relationships, and phonemic awareness) 

Magnetic Letters
Mini fridge door with moveable magnetic letters - spell your name, sight words, make sentences and more!

Interactive Alphabet
from Poisson Rouge (strong accent, but fun website!)

Alphabet Zoo
Matching upper and lowercase letters and animals - from Sadlier-Oxford

Teach Me ABC's
from Funschool (takes a little while to load!)

Haunted Alphabet
from Funschool (takes a little while to load!)
Do you like a little bit of scary? If not, don't play this one!!

Literactive
First, log on using "hor123" as the username and password, then click on "Activities", then "ABC".
AWESOME website for building reading skills and having fun!!!

Create-A-Reader: Letters
Simple games to practice lower and uppercase letters and sounds
     

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Blends

Blending Bowl
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Word Wheels
Combine onsets and rimes to make new words - interactive!
 

We Choose to Cha Cha Cha
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

The "-ar" Song
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

The Dixie Chimps
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions to teach "ch-" blends, the "oo" and long "o" sound, and the "d" sound

Shush
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Fred Says "Shake"
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
 

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Classifying

Flood!
Group the book titles - choose 3 that go together. Fun game from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

Walk the Plank
Word Groups for Beginners
 
     

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Compound Words
 
Compound Words @ pppst.com
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station

Lesson: Compound Words
What are compound words? Fun lesson!

Gus and Linky
Gus and Linky's Underwater Adventures
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Compound Words
Build and match compound words

Snowman Builder
Build a family of snowmen as you review compound words

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Contractions

Fly By Contractions
Click on contractions as the fly past the screen in an air show.
 
PPPST: Contractions
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
 

 Room 108 Games
Abbreviations, contractions, and editing games

Type the Contraction
Combine the words into their correct contractions
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Contractions
Write the contraction for each set of words in the blank provided.

Contractions Quiz
More contractions practice.

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Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes and more!
Nursery Rhymes online - from Literactive.com (FREE membership!)  
     

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Homophones
Create a Reader
Homophones Game
Homonyms Memory
Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of homonyms.
Rocket to the Moon
Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
PPPST: Homonyms/Homophones
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
Homophones
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Many Meanings of Cool
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
   
     

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Listening Skills

Messy Attic
Fun game from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

Fuzzy Lion Ears
Fun game from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

Lionel's Talking Gizmo
Fun game from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

Listening Memory Game: Action Verbs
from eslgamesworld.com

Pounce!
Fun game from Between the Lions (PBS Kids)

Listening Memory Game
Practice "I Can" action verbs - from eslgamesworld.com
 
Verbs 1: Review/Game
from MES-Games (Mark's English World)
 

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Opposites (Antonyms)
  
What is a Antonym?
Find the definition and many links to fun websites to help you learn about antonyms (opposites).

Animated Opposites
See different opposites with words and pictures

Hopposites!
Fun game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Learning About Opposites
From Fisher-Price

Antonyms Match
Find the matching antonyms (opposites)

Squanky the Tooth Taker
Ultra-fab game to practice your opposites with Squanky the crazy Tooth Fairy man

Word Pairs
from Do 2 Learn

Furious Frogs
Practice antonyms/synonyms/homonyms with this fun game from Arcademic Skill Builders

Word Frog
Practice antonyms/synonyms/homonyms with this fun game from Arcademic Skill Builders
Connect the Opposites
Fun game from FunSchool
Opposites #2
Drag the matching opposites together
Opposites Matching Game
A little bit more challenging!
Opposites Practice
Online quiz (easier)
Opposites Concentration
Fun game from Dositey
BBC: Opposites
CBeebies (Tikkabilla) *for younger students

Opposites Concentration #1
Opposites Concentration #2
Opposites Concentration #3
Opposites Concentration #4
Opposites Concentration #5

Synonyms and Antonyms
from Do 2 Learn

Adjectives Jeopardy
AWESOME practice game from eslgamesworld.com

Antonym Challenge
Race against time and choose correct antonyms

Ball Hogs
Fun game! Choose Grade Level 2-6, and pounce on the ball when you see the opposites. (Can be played with 1, 2 or 8 players)

PPPST: Antonyms
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station

Opposites Crossword
from eslgamesworld.com

Rocket to the Moon
Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms (More challenging)
 

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Parts of Speech
Room 108: Parts of Speech Game
The Good Better Best Trampolini Game
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions (Practices comparative and superlative adjectives) 

Conjunction Junction
School House Rock video on YouTube
(in the Appleton Schools, must be shown by your teacher!)
   

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Patterns

Color Sequence
Paint the picture to match the one shown

Train Workshop
Match the colors on the five train boxes to the picture shown
 
     

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Plurals

Naming Nouns
Learn all about what nouns are and how to use them. (Includes concrete/abstract; common/proper; count/non-count; and collective nouns)

Without an "S"
Fun learning video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Plural Noun Construction
Grammar Practice Park game from Harcourt

The Plural Girls
Game from Fun Brain

Quia: Singular and Plural Nouns
Flashcards, matching and concentration games to practice singular and plural nouns

Noun Plurals Billionaire
SUPER FUN game from eslgamesworld.com
Grammar Central:
Plurals

More Plurals
Irregular Plurals
Irregular Plurals ("F" to "VES")
 Really Irregular Plurals
Greek/Latin Borrowed Plurals
Plurals: No Singular Form
Interactive minilessons from CET (The Center for Education and Training)

Lesson: Irregular Plural Nouns
Quiz: Irregular Plural Nouns
Practice from Grammar-Quizzes.com
 

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Poetry

Giggle Poetry
The #1 Poetry for Kids site on the web! VERY FUN!

Poetry Pickle
Fun word games from GameGoo!

BBC: The Magic Key
Looking for patterns in poetry and rhymes
 
Is it a Limerick?
Find out what limericks are, play the limerick game, write your own and more!
 

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Prefixes, Suffixes & Base Words
The "Un" People
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Flamingo
Form a flock of flamingos with suffixes -y and -ly.
Crystal Castle
Prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up.
Suffixes
Use your knowledge of suffixes to match words to definitions.
Rooting Out Words
FunBrain game to help practice identifying root/base words.
PPPST: Affixes
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
PPPST: Base & Root Words
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
 

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Reading Skills
 
Floppy and the Puppies
Practice describing characters from a story
Cows
Students practice looking for context clues in this online game
     

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Sight Words

Dolch List 1
Click on the words to hear them in sentences (Practice reading words like: I, the, to, a)

Dolch List 2
Click on the words to hear them in sentences (Practice reading words like: at, him, look, is)
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Dolch List 3
Click on the words to hear them in sentences (Practice reading words like: do, what, see, my)
Sight Words/Dolch Words @ pppst.com
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
Ten Little Words
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Ten Small Words
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Numbers to 20
Fun with Tom and Roy the Singing Zebra

Days of the Week
More fun with Tom and Roy the Singing Zebra

Months of the Year
More fun with Tom and Roy the Singing Zebra

Animal Labeling
Drag the animal word labels onto the picture

Pounce!
Pounce on the written word that matches the word read - Fun learning game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

I Can Read
Listen to the sentence and answer the question - from Scholastic

Learn to Read
Interactive resources from Starfall.com

Sentence Puzzle: Computer
Interactive resource from Starfall.com
(see, me, a, is, for)

Sentence Puzzle: At School
Interactive resource from Starfall.com
(on, at, the)

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Sentences

 
Monkey Business
Fun game building simple sentences from GameGoo!

Making Sentences
Click on the word and hear it read aloud, drag the words to make sentences

Wall of Words
Build sentences with words given.

Capital Letters
From BBC Magic Key

Kung-Fu Sentences
from BBC - KS1 Bitesize Literacy

The Patchworker
Make sense of a sentence - from BBC Magic Key
  Environmental Rescue
Turn a polluted pond into a paradise by building complete sentences.
 

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Sequencing

Time Sequence Game

Binky's Story Scramble
Listen, read and put the story in the right order

Marcelino and the Honey Pot
put the pictures in the right order to make a story
  Test Tutor: The Enormous Turnip
Reading and sequencing practice from Harcourt School
*Great for Grades 2-3!
Quia Sequencing
Put the sentences in order - includes "How to Make a Snowman", "How to Brush Your Teeth" and more!

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Spelling

Fun City
Find the misspelled words around the city - from Funschool

Spelling City
Play games with or test yourself on your spelling words and more!

Spell-a-Roo
Spelling game from Fun Brain!

See-n-Spell
from Primary Games

Critter Jumble
Rearrange the "magnetic" letters until you spell one of the words on the list - fun game from Kaboose

Fish 'Em Up!
A fun spelling game from Scholastic
Fearless Frida 1
Fun game to spell short words and see Fearless Frida do skateboarding tricks! (3-letter words)
Fearless Frida 2
Fun game to spell short words and see Fearless Frida do surfboarding tricks! (4-letter words)
Alien Scavenger Hunt
Fun spelling game from GameGoo!

Spellcheck
Spelling game from Funbrain

Word Confusion
Spelling practice from Funbrain

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Stories Online

Storyline Online
Hear celebrities and actors read favorite children's books
TumbleBooks
FREE through the Appleton Public Library - SO COOL!!! Read many of your favorite print books and find new favorites - hear the stories read aloud. TOO FUN!
(Directions: Go to the Appleton Public Library Website, Click on "Libraries & Library Catalogs", slide to and click on "InfoSoup", then scroll down and click on "TumbleBooks", click on the "TumbleBooks" box and read away!)

Storynory
Free audiobooks for kids. Download to your computer or through iTunes. 

Toon University
"The Elvis that cried 'Mouse!'"
(in Spanish and English!)

Stories and Activities Online
for different reading levels, from Literactive.com (FREE membership!)

Starfall
Learn to read with phonics. Fun online stories, activities, and more to help students improve phonics and reading skills.
Toon University
"The Red Kazoo"
Toon University
Practice your reading comprehension with a quiz
Click one of the games to start playing for free now!
Free Online Story Books
from the Kidz Page

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Syllables
Space Station
Build a space station by correctly breaking words into syllables
PPPST: Syllibication
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
 

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Synonyms
 
Synonym Sam's Lab
Fun learning game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

 Synonyms @ pppst.com
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station
 

Squanky the Tooth Taker
Fun game from GameGoo to practice synonyms

My Favorite Word
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Starship - Save the Unicorn
Fun game from BBC Kids
(Easier Game)

Field Trip Adventure
Take a trip to the Science Center by unscrambling the synonyms (online game)

My Favorite Word
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Synonyms and Antonyms
from Do 2 Learn

Rocket to the Moon
Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
*Great for Grades 2-3!*

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Vocabulary

Dragon Land
Using questions - from BBC Magic Key

The Sound Master
words that make sounds - from BBC Magic Key

Sly Pig
Build homes for pigs by unscrambling words (gives the definition of each word)

PPPST: Vocabulary
Power Points, Games and Lesson Plans from Pete's Power Point Station

Free Rice 
Learn new vocabulary and play to donate rice to poor communities! TOO COOL!
*Great for Grades 2-3!*
 

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Vowels

Starfall ABC's
See the letters, hear the sounds - great music and animations!!

Letter Matching
from Funschool (takes a little while to load!)
Drag and match the correct vowels.

Vowels Animation
Click on the lips to hear the vowel sound and see animated pictures to match

Chicken Stacker
Fun vowel sounds game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Dub Cubs
Fun vowel sounds game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Short A
Interactive resource from Starfall.com

-at Word Family Magnets

Video Clip: Vowel Boot Camp
From Between the Lions

The "-ar" Song
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Double E
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
  
Sam Spud: Cool
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Sometimes "Y"
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Ski Lodge Vacation
Take a ski trip by finding matching vowel sounds.
Snowman Builder 2
Snowman Builder 3
Play these games to practice vowel sounds
Diphthongs
Find the oi, oy and ew words that match the pictures.
Circus Builder
Gather up acts for a three-ring circus by finding matching vowel sounds.
 
When Two Vowels Go Walking
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Sven Said
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
 
The Dixie Chimps
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions to teach "ch-" blends, the "oo" and long "o" sound, and the "d" sound

Electric Company: Silent E
Fun video to teach the Silent E rule
(on YouTube - in the Appleton Schools, must be shown by your teacher!)
Rocket-Doodle-Doo
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
 
Sloppy Pop
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Double O, oo
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Get Your Mouth Movin'
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
     
     

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Word Families

Blending Bowl
Fun online game from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

Word Family Sort
From ReadWriteThink

Phonics Endings - Level 1
from Dositey
Frog's Rhyming Machine
Make rhymes with Frog from PBS Kids' Word World
Create a Reader
Rhyming Game
Online Rhyming Activities
from Literactive.com (FREE membership!)
Dub Cubs
From PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Learn to Read
Fun books, movie clips and online games from Starfall
Chunks & Word Families Games
from Gamequarium

Gus and Inky's Rhyme Time
   

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Practice different Word Families below:

-all -an -at
-ate -et -ig
-ing    


-all
     

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-at

-at Word Match
Fun online practice from Starfall

-at Word Family Magnets
If You Can Read "-at"
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions

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-ate
     

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-et
Gawain's Word: net
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
   

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-ig
Fellow Named Sig
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
   

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-ing
Without an -ing
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
   

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Writing Fun
     
 
The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Use the labels to write a story about Teddy Bear's Picnic
 

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Other Fun Links

Between the Lions
 Maya and Miguel PBS Kids website
Language Arts Games
from Pete's PowerPoint Station
Language Arts Games
from "I Know That!"
Toon University
Fun language arts games

Stories and Activities Online
for different reading levels, from Literactive.com (FREE membership!)

Skylink Learning Theatre
Between the Lions video clips - from PBS Kids

Gus and Inky's Underwater Adventures
fun games from the Getting Ready to Read website
BookBox Games
Fridge Magnets, Film of the Book, Limericks, Quizzes and more!
Free Language Arts Games
from SoftSchools.com
Language Arts Links
Games and more from Internet4Classrooms
Highlights Magazine
Reading fun for kids of all ages!
Story It
Stories to read and stories to write
Word Central
from Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Interactive Phonics & Word Study Center
from Sadlier-Oxford Publishers
Got a Good Reason to Read
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Got a Good Reason to Write
Fun video clip from PBS Kids' Between the Lions
Bitesize English
Games and fun activities from BBC
(British English!) :)
The Magic Key Adventures
Games and fun activities from BBC
(British English!) :)

Color Sequence
Paint the picture to match the one shown

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