3 Core Literacy Skills to Master with Digital ELA Games

3 Core Literacy Skills to Practice with Digital ELA Games

Help your class conquer core English language arts skills right from the beginning of the school year with digital ELA games. Read our August blog post for easy ways to use interactive, online ELA activities to practice phonics, grammar, and vocabulary skills with your students. Let’s dive in!

How to Use Digital ELA Games with Your Class

How to Use Digital ELA Games

Back-to-school season is the perfect time to explore new online English language arts activities from I Know It. Here are a few ways you can use all of our digital lessons with your class this year:

  • Morning Work and Daily Review – Use online ELA lessons for morning work sessions or independent daily review time.
  • Small Group Work and Learning Centers – Try digital ELA games in a small group format or integrate them into your learning centers routine.
  • Whole-Class Review – Review phonics, grammar, and vocabulary skills with your whole class using your classroom SMART Board.
  • Individual Review – Give students the opportunity to practice ELA skills on their own, either in class or at home. It’s easy to assign ELA activities for independent review.
  • Class Progress-Tracking and Test Prep – Use online ELA games to assess where your class is at with literacy skills and where you need to focus review time for test preparation.

Let’s take a look at three core ELA skills you can help your class tackle this year with interactive, online activities from I Know It.

Phonics Skills

Online Phonics Lessons

Use our digital ELA lessons to build a strong foundation for early literacy with plenty of phonics topics:

  • Uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Short and long vowel sounds
  • Consonant sounds
  • Consonant blends
  • CVC words
  • Sight words
  • Vowel teams
  • Vowel digraphs
  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Syllables

…and much more!

Our phonics activities for kindergarten through fourth grade levels are presented in a variety of formats, so whether your students excel as visual learners or auditory learners, they can practice phonics skills in a way that meets their learning style needs.

Here are few examples of phonics questions your class will answer:

“Listen to each word. Which word has the long i sound?”

Students will choose between a picture of a fire and a picture of a hose.

“How many syllables does the word have?”

Students will look at a picture of an oven accompanied by the word preheat and choose between one syllable and two syllables.

“Listen to the word. Drag the suffix that completes the word.”

Students will hear the word “toothless” and look at the incomplete word “tooth___”. They will choose from three suffixes and drag the correct one to the word: “er,” “ment,” and “less”.

Next, we’ll see what grammar skills you can help little ones master with online ELA games.

Grammar Skills

Interactive Grammar Lessons

You can cover a wide range of grammar topics with your class using I Know It ELA activities:

  • Parts of speech
  • Capitalization and punctuation
  • Sentence structure

…and more!

You can zero in on many specific grammar and mechanics topics with your kindergarten through fifth grade class with our interactive ELA activities.

Check out a few sample questions your students can try out with our program:

“Is this a person, place, thing, or animal?”

Students will look at a picture of two children holding hands, accompanied by the word friend. They will make the correct selection from multiple choices.

“Is the capitalization of the title correct or incorrect?”

Students will read the phrase, “fiddler On The roof” and choose whether it is correct or incorrect.

“Choose the list of words that uses commas correctly.”

Students will select one of the following: “Monday, Thursday, and Saturday” or “Monday, Thursday and, Saturday”.

Finally, explore how you can help little ones practice vocabulary skills with I Know It ELA lessons.

Vocabulary Skills

Digital Vocabulary Lessons

Giving your students the tools they need to build an expansive vocabulary is easy with our digital vocabulary games. Practice a variety of grade-level-appropriate concepts with your class, including:

  • Prefixes and suffixes
  • Multiple meaning words
  • Sorting words into categories
  • Inflection endings
  • Root words
  • Compound words
  • Shades of meaning
  • Reference skills
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Similes

…and more, of course!

Your elementary students will practice these concepts within various contexts, such as the following:

“Choose the correct prefix to complete the word.”

Students will look at a picture of a man exchanging dollar bills accompanied by the phrase pay before. They will complete the word ___pay by choosing either “un” or “pre”.

“What is the root word?”

Students will read the given word disappear. They will choose from several possible answers: “appear,” “dis,” and “pear”.

“What is the meaning of Rome wasn’t built in a day?”

Students will choose from the following options:

“Important work takes time.”

“When visiting somewhere, follow the customs of those who live there.”

“Deal with a problem if or when it arises.”

As you can see from these example lessons, whether your class is working on phonics, grammar, or vocabulary skills, you can make ELA lessons fun and engaging with interactive, online activities from I Know It this school year.

Be sure to check out our complete collection of digital math and ELA activities on iKnowIt.com.

From your friends at I Know It, we wish you and your class a wonderful school year!

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