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Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids.

Sheppard Software: Fun free online learning games and activities for kids.
"I stumbled upon your fun interactive geography games from a link on the Massachusetts Geographic Alliance Website. Since then, your games have become quite a hit with my competitive colleagues!" --Candice Gomes, Education Outreach Coordinator, Boston Public Library (Sheppard Software's geography games were featured in the Boston Public Library's 2006 Exhibition on Mapping) "Terrific online educational games, especially geography." --Dallas Children's Museum First, let me say I love your website!

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Gotsch Intermediate The first DIY (Do It Yourself) club meeting was a great success. Nearly 120 students enjoyed an afternoon of creation. Students were able to make predetermined crafts or create their own unique project. U.S. Cities & States U.S. States, Cities, History, Maps Year by Year: 1900–2015 Enter a year: The Coop Times All stories written in this game are automatically published to The Coop Times newspaper - read them here. By Adam Carr - @2HitAdam with special thanks to Omeed Dariani, Jola Pez and Matt Carr for submitting extra prompts! Music "Big Fish" and "Full Hand" by playonloop.com CC BY 3.0 Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could.

How to Play Crumple & Shoot I learned how to play Crumple and Shoot from Doris Gannon, a reading teacher I worked with in my first job, and since then I’ve passed it on to more people than I can remember. It works with students from elementary school through college, and I’ve never had a group who didn’t eventually beg me to play it. Plus, it’s so easy, you could literally start playing it the minute you finish reading these instructions. The only real requirement is that your students need to be able to write easily, so it might not work as well with very young students. 40 Excellent Short Stories For Middle School Middle school is a funny place. Students can be mature and insightful one minute, obtuse and petulant the next. Yet even the most resistant scholar will enjoy a good story. The 40 stories below are sometimes surprising, other times hair-raising. They are all guaranteed to raise questions and instigate discussions in your classroom that can lead to meaningful dialogues about what really matters in the lives of your students.

Word Dominoes – tekhnologic The other week I wanted an activity that would allow students to have a controlled practice that could be done in small groups, but had a repetitive quality to really practice the target language. I decided on dominoes. Dominoes is another activity that is an old favorite in the ESL classroom. Teacher's Take-Out: Openings and Closing Statements The Fan Page Freebie has come to an end. Opening and Closing Statements for Writing has 2 posters with a list of variety of ways to open and/or close writing. These opening and closing statements can be used for any genre of writing. They are both kid friendly and easy to use. Game Word Generator - The Game Gal When I was putting together this site of games, I discovered that my printable word lists became very popular. I had word lists for pictionary, charades, and other games, and visitors seemed to really like them! So I got to thinking, what’s one step better than a printable list of words for playing pictionary? An online word generator! Here I’ve taken all the words on my printables, plus hundreds more, and combined them into different categories for playing games like pictionary, catchphrase, charades, or any other game you want. Here’s how it works: First, select a Game (the game menu also includes a Holiday option).

Listen to News Each Tuesday EnglishClub publishes a short audio news report in easy English from the previous week. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking. Preview the vocabulary and read the gapfill text. Play the news report and try to fill in the blanks. Answer the comprehension questions by writing full sentences.

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