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July 6, 2012

Fabulous Find Friday - Internet 4 Classrooms

I'm linking up again with Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B to share my Fabulous Find.

I love technology.  I think that it helps the students a lot when it comes to review.  Sometimes a website can make reviewing a concept fun, and of course kids will remember the material easier if it is in a game format .  This website isn't one that I found recently, but the past couple of years I have my students use it ALL THE TIME.  

Internet 4 Classrooms (www.internet4classrooms.com) has been a wonderful tool in my classroom.  It's free to use, and contains grade level skills for students to practice.  This website links up different games in each category from all over the web.  I usually use it for Language Arts review, since my students have a subscription for ixl to help them in Math.  They cover grade levels from PreK to 8th grade.   

Internet 4 Classrooms

On Internet 4 Classrooms I use the Grade Level Help Menu , then my students go to 4th grade Language Arts to work.   Below is a picture of the set up on the grade level help.  You can see there are different options.  


4th Grade Skills

4th Grade Skill Builders
Language Arts Activities
Mathematics Activities
Social Studies Activities
Current Standards
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies (*)
Prior Standards


Here is what the Language Arts section for 4th grade looks like, each grade level is set up pretty much the same:
Grammar
1. Antonyms
2. Capitalization / Punctuation
3. Homonyms
4. Parts of Speech
5. Prefixes
6. Plurals
7. Sentence Structure
8. Spelling
9. Suffixes
10. Synonyms
11. Verbs
12. Vowels
13. Word Usage Errors
Reading
1. Authors Purpose
2. Cause / Effect
3. Compare / Contrast
4. Main Idea
5. Parts of a Book
6. Reading Comprehension
7. Sequencing
8. Stories
9. Vocabulary Builders

I'm pretty new to Google Docs (so I hope this works), but here is the game sheet that my students use to play the different games and earn class prizes.  It's functional.  It's in a document, so you could change the skills and strategies that are on the bottom of the form to match up with your grade level. 

I have this website available to my students all year on our class website, but it's really in March when we start the major "test prep" that I have them do these fun activities to really review their grammar and reading skills.  This is the site that I pull up on my Now!board to play game when we have those 5 minute windows of time.  On the class computers or at home they fill in the game board and turn it in for class tickets.  It has worked great for me the past 2 years.  Hope it helps you as well.  




8 comments:

  1. I never thought to use Internet4Classrooms this way! Thanks for sharing the idea and the document.

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Elizabeth
    Fun in Room 4B

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    1. Thank you for hosting!

      The document doesn't have the same font that is on my computer - how do I figure out how to keep the font the same? Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. Clever, thanks for sharing! I found you through the Fabulous Find Friday linky party and am your newest follower!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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    1. Welcome and thanks for following me! =)

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  3. I like internet 4 kids, but I really like the worksheet you have to go along with it! I'm also one of your newest followers!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and thanks for following me. =) I checked the link for the google doc, and the font changed when it uploaded. It's supposed to fill the entire page...

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