Monday, February 13, 2012

Language Adventures with Leo the Lobster and Friends

Building Language for Literacy offers three nice little language activities from Scholastic. The activities are designed for pre-K and Kindergarten students.

Leo Loves to Spell asks students to help a lobster named Leo identify the first letter of a series of spelling words arranged in a dozen categories. Reggie Loves to Rhyme features a rhinoceros that needs help identifying the words that rhyme with objects found in places like the home, the garden, and the supermarket. Nina the Naming Newt needs help identifying the objects that belong in places like the home, the store, and the firehouse.

Applications for Education
The three activities found in Building Language for Literacy can be used individually by students or as part of a group lesson. According to Scholastic the activities are optimized for use on interactive whiteboards.

I learned about these activities through Kelly Moore's Techie Kids blog.