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Literacy Skills for Elementary Students

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Upper Elementary (3rd – 5th Grade)


Even though this site caters to primary children, “Wordout” is a true word challenge for older kids. The game creators ask, “Can you master the wordtris by using the descending letters to form meaningful words?” This game requires the player to expand his/her vocabulary by forming more complex words to earn higher scores.


Your son or daughter will hone grammar skills, with games such as “The Plural Girls” (to practice making singular words plural) and “Grammar Gorillas” (to identify parts of speech).

“It’s A Mad Libs World!”

Practice parts of speech and laugh at the same time by filling in the blanks with the required part of speech. When your child finishes filling out the information, an entire story will appear, complete with the words s/he provided. Not knowing how the words fit into the story results in some crazy, comical tales!

“Vocabulary.Co.Il: Vocabulary Can Be Fun!”

This site provides many games to choose from to build your child’s vocabulary. In “HangMouse”, for instance, the player is given a category and must choose the correct letters to form the desired word (similar to “hangman”). The sidebar offers other games that focus on analogies, antonyms, synonyms, contractions, and more.

Core Content Standards Correlations:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.4.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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