Communication Arts and Your Interactive Whiteboard

Resources and Activities

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Doug Caldwell

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So, you have a brand new SMARTboard...take a look at these activites and resources that can be used for Communication Arts.

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    •Citation Machine
Use this guide to help with citations for material found online or in print.
Educational Resources
    •JC Schools PPT Resources for LA
Here is a list of pre-made PPTS for Language Arts on various topics.
    •Grammar and Writing PPTS
More pre-made PPTS for Grammar topics.
    •Online Resources at SMARTtech
Web activities that are searchable by subject.
This site includes many MP3 recordings of literature and stories.
    •Storyline BookPALS
View and listen to children's storie as read by famous actors.
    •Kids Read .com
Information about books and authors for children.
    •Readquarium- Books with Sound
More online books and activities are found here.
Teachers and students can use to create activites for spelling.
    •SMARTtech Pre-Made Activities
SMARTnotebook activities for various subjects including CA.
    •Spelling Time
Use pre-made spelling lists or add your own words to work through these spelling activities.
Kid Resources
    •Mr. Donn's Kid Magazines Online
A nice list of online magazines for your students to read.
    •Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day
A dictionary word for each day of the year.
    •Fact Monster
This is an online dictionary, almanac, and other tools for kids.
    •Write on Reader's the Writing Process
Tips for writing are found here.
    •The Prompt Generator
Use this prompt generator with student daily writing journals.
    •Story Mapping at ReadWriteThink
Online story maps to assist with student writing projects.
    •Create A Story Prompts
Ideas and prompts to help students create stories.
    •Shape Poems
Create shape poems here for the classroom.
Student Activities
    •Dositey Language Arts-Book Review
Have students us the Dositey Language Arts page to post a book report.
    •Kid's Lab Main Idea Practice
Students will read paragraphs and identify main ideas here.
    •Quia Fact or Opinion
Quia has plenty of Language Arts activities like this one on fact or opinion.
    •Between the Lions-Alphabet Soup
Spell words that fit the sentences provided.
    •Kid Port Poem Creator
Create a poem online in just a few clicks.
    •Funbrain's Mad Libs Jr.
Complete these Mad Libs online to help students indentify word types.
    •Grammar Gorillas
Indentify parts of speech at Grammar Gorillas.
    •Wizards and Pigs
Learn about poetry at Wizard and Pigs.
    •Learning Planet's Rats
Various collection activites for students on Grammar.
    •Power Proofreading
Online DOLs for students to solve on your SMARTboard.
    •RIF's Story Maker
Use this prompt to begin a story and encourage planning when writing.

Last updated: September 23 2007, 1:56 pm
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