English Language Arts/English Language Development Summer Activity Choice Board
Pick and choose from these activities to help keep your TK-8 student busy and engaged!
Focus on Letter Writing
Ideas for Writing a Friendly Letter
Focus on Word Work Part 2!
More Ideas for Working with Words
Focus on Word Work Part 1
Ideas for Working with Words!
ELD (K-8): Let's focus on Word Work and Vocabulary!
WORD WORK: Play "Scattergories" with your family. Read the directions above and click to find ideas for word parts and printable sheets for your game ! Scattergories is a fun and engaging way to build words and fluency.
VOCABULARY: Click Learning Chocolate for a fast, fun, and efficient way to learn English vocabulary!
Focus on Vocabulary
ELD (K-8): Let's focus on Vocabulary and Lexia/Power Up!
While reading, circle or highlight words you do not know the meaning of. Look up definitions using dictionary.com or a dictionary. Understanding the meaning of words helps you comprehend the text you are reading. You can also use a Frayer Model like the colorful example above.
Lexia and Power Up:
Educators and families Click here for more guidance using Lexia products at home!
Focus on Narrative Writing!
Follow these steps to help your child write
a narrative story!
ELD (K-8): Let's focus on NARRATIVE WRITING
The word NARRATIVE comes from the word NARRATE, which means to TELL A STORY. The stories we write can be true or fictitious (not true). We write stories to retell events, entertain readers, or preserve memories.
When writing stories, be sure to include When? Who? and What? within the first sentence or paragraph.
Here is an example: "Yesterday, the girl took her dog for a walk. "
You can also include Where? and Why?
Here is an example: "Yesterday, the girl took her dog for a walk in the park to get some exercise."
Now it's your turn to give it a shot! You can do it!
Let's Focus on Reading!
TK-8 Focus on Comprehension
ELD (K-8): Let's focus on READING
"The Power of Punctuation"
Punctuation marks like commas, periods, question marks, exclamation marks, etc. are used in text to let us know how our voices should sound when we read. Punctuation also helps us to understand the meaning of a thought and feel an author's emotion(s) . Always be a reading detective by using your punctuation clues.
Read each sentence aloud:
You forgot to do your homework. (This is a statement, so your voice should be calm.)
You forgot to do your homework? (This is a question, so your voice should go up toward the end of the sentence.)
You forgot to do your homework! (This is an exclamatory sentence, so your voice should be loud and expressive.)
Try it today! As you learn to recognize punctuation, whether reading aloud or to yourself, you will become a stronger reader and you will bring your text to life!
ELD (K-8): Let's focus on WRITING
Lift your language by S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G your SENTENCES!
Do this by including: WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? and WHY? and it doesn't have to be in that order.
Here's an example: Last night, my brother watched a movie on the couch because he finished all of his homework.
Give it a try today!