Showing posts with label parts of speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label parts of speech. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Parts of Speech Quest

ABCya offers hundreds of fun and educational games for elementary school kids. Parts of Speech Quest is one of the games that was recently featured on ABCya's homepage. Parts of Speech Quest is a series of nine games that, depending upon your age, will remind you of Legend of Zelda or Minecraft.

Each of the nine games in Parts of Speech Quest requires students to navigate through a fictional world. Throughout the game students will be confronted by gatekeepers, locked doors, and other obstacles. To get past these obstacles students have to answer questions about the parts of speech.

The nine games in Parts of Speech Quest are:

  • Nouns
  • Verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Final review
Applications for Education
Parts of Speech Quest games can be played on laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads. The games don't require students to register in order to play the games. These games could be good to add to "free time" or "practice" page on a classroom website or as materials in your Google Classroom.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

American Rhetoric - Famous Speeches from Politics and Entertainment

American Rhetoric is a large collection of famous speeches from the worlds of politics and entertainment. On American Rhetoric you can find speeches like Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. You can also find memorable speech scenes like, Norman Dale (Gene Hackman) speaking to his team before the championship game in the movie Hoosiers. Some of the speeches can be viewed as videos and some can be listened to while others are just copies of the transcripts.

American Rhetoric is more than just a collection of notable speeches, it also provides visitors with resources for learning about the elements that contribute to a good speech. American Rhetoric also offers visitors a chance to test their knowledge of famous speeches through multiple choice quizzes.

Applications for Education
American Rhetoric is a good resource for teachers looking to use notable speeches as a part of their lesson plan on US History or US culture. An engaging activity using American Rhetoric might be to have students evaluate what makes various speeches memorable and or important in US history or US culture.