Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Romantic novelist Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) achieved success in her lifetime with the publication of “Sense and Sensibility” in 1811, followed by four additional novels. And her continued popularity after two-hundred years is nothing short of phenomenal, with adaptations …[Continue]

Haiku

Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry consisting of seventeen syllables in three lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second has seven, and the third returns to five syllables. Traditionally, they also have some reference to the seasons …[Continue]

Riddles

Riddles

What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries? What can you catch but not throw? What goes around the world but stays in a corner? No sooner spoken than broken. What is it?* If you enjoy a challenge, then …[Continue]

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant

Consonant-Vowel-Consonant

Consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words such as “kid”, “hat” and “car” are frequently taught in kindergarten and first grade. Today’s website picks include printable activity sheets, online games, and classroom activities that reinforce sight reading of these three-letter words, and learning short …[Continue]

Bullying

Bullying

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, bullying is the most common form of violence in our society. In a national survey of students in grades six through ten, 13% reported bullying others, 11% reported being a victim of …[Continue]

Vocabulary Activities

Vocabulary Activities

Education experts agree that vocabulary is a vital part of school success, and that reading is the best way to develop one’s vocabulary. But online games and quizzes are one way of shaking it up, and it never hurts to …[Continue]

Summer Poems

Summer Poems

With the arrival of the summer solstice, everyone’s favorite season begins. In celebration, here is a roundup of poems for all ages that sing the praises of warm weather, long days, and no school!…[Continue]

Funny Poets

Funny Poets

Forget everything you learned about dead poets in high school. These funny poets have a way with words that will charm the giggles out of you, and maybe even inspire you (and your kids) to write some funny poems of …[Continue]