Posts Tagged ‘vocabulary’

Using Computer Games to Brush up on Vocabulary

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

gamesThe “Can Dos” were happy to be back in the computer lab with Miss Pat. They didn’t know it, but the Language Arts teacher asked Miss Pat to make some computer games out of vocabulary words.

Miss Pat Made up two matching games about fruits and vegetables most often eaten in the fall and the winter.

Why not play the games along with the “Can Dos” and see how you do?

Go to the Home page, to Club House and choose Games. Then choose Do You Eat and/or Fall and Winter Vegetables.

Have fun and good luck with the games!

Pocket

Vocabulary Trivia

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

vocabularyMiss Pat decided to give the class some vocabulary trivia that they could use with friends and family.

Here it is…have fun!

Rhythms is the longest word in the English language without the vowels a,e,i,o,u.

Soupspoons is the longest word made up of letters entirely from the second half of the alphabet.

Underground and underfund are the only two words that begin and end with und.

Forty is the only number with all the letters in alphabetical order.

Bookkeeper is the only word that has three consecutive double letters.

Dreamt is the only word that ends in mt.

Pocket

Things we See…

Monday, May 21st, 2012

seeMiss Pat decided it was time for some new computer games about vocabulary words. She made up two games on put them on every “Can Do” Kid’s computer.

Why not join the “Can Dos” and play the vocabulary games. Just go to the “Can Do” Club House, Choose games and then choose, “Things we See.”

Pocket

Those Pesky Punctuation Marks!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Miss Pat decided to make a matching game using punctuation marks after teaching punctuation for the past few weeks.

Most of the class knew the names of at least two of the marks, but were still having trouble with the names of the other punctuation marks.

Why don’t you go to the “Can Do” club house, choose games, choose punctuation game and see how you do matching the names of the punctuation marks to the marks?

Pocket

Homophones Matching Games

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

homophonesMiss Pat was getting ready to teach the class about homophones, those words that sound alike, but have different meanings and different spellings.

She asked the class, “Can anyone tell me what homophones are?” The whole class stared at her with blank looks on their faces. Even Orrie was stumped!

Miss Pat continued, “Can anyone tell me what homonyms are?” Orrie’s hand went up like a shot. When called on, he answered, “Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings.” Miss Pat smiled and said, “Very good, Orrie.

Homophones are a type of homonyms that also sound alike and have different meanings, but they also have different spellings.”

“Huh,” said Hector, ” Can you give us a few examples of homophones?” The class nodded their agreement.

“Okay,” said Miss Pat here are two examples of homophones. I will even use them in a sentence.

Witch and Which

I am going to be a witch on Halloween.

Which one of you wants to write on the blackboard?

Break and Brake

Don’t break that glass, or you will have to pay for it.

Is the brake on your bike working properly?”

Miss Pat waited for her examples to sink in and then she announced, “Now we are going to play some computer matching games that use homophones. Be sure to pay close attention as tomorrow¬† I will give you a quiz on some of the homophones you match today.”

Then Miss Pat had the class go to their computers and play the Words that sound alike games.

Want to play along with the “Can Do”Kids? Just go to the “Can Do” Club House, choose games, then choose words That Sound Alike.

Pocket