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Spelling Word List Enhance on SpellingCity

VocabularySpellingCity has just added pages with more complete spelling lists per grade.  These are available to both their premium (ie paid) and free users.

Here for example is the content for the first grade word lists:

In first grade spelling, students should demonstrate command of words with common spelling patterns and frequently used irregular words, as well as grade-level sight words. They should be able to apply grade-level phonics to decode one- and two-syllable words. They should understand standard grammar. They should be able to use verbs to convey past, present, and future, and frequently occurring nouns, adjectives, and prepositions.
The word lists include compound words, frequently confused words, lots of sight words, general purpose vocabulary, academic vocabulary, and domain vocabulary

 

For High School spelling and vocabulary, students should be able to analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (such as how the language evokes a sense of time and place or how it sets a formal or informal tone); they should be able to use language that is particularly fresh and engaging. They should demonstrate command of grammar and usage, correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy), and see how meaning of key terms are used and refined in texts. They should be able to use precise words, details, and sensory language, and understand how language functions in different contexts to make effective choices for meaning or style. They should be able to correctly use patterns of word changes to indicate different meanings or parts of speech (conceive, conception, conceivable) and interpret figures of speech such as hyperbole and paradox in context.

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Free Resources Catalogs, Thanks to Symbaloo

Symbaloo, like Twitter, is a surprising success in social media. It turns out to be really popular particularly in education, including homeschooling.  People create collections of links which they organize into webmixes made of tiles.  Here are a collection of webmixes for your convenience:

Kindergarten free educational resources
1st Grade free educational resources
2nd Grade free educational resources
3rd grade free educational resources
4th grade free educational resources
5th grade free educational resources
homeschoolwebsites educational resources
Elementary Science
Science Songs
VocabularySpellingCity Games & Resources 

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Homeschool.com’s Top 100 Sites

Every year, Homeschool.com publishes the Top 100 Homeschool Educational Websites. These website are resources that are widely useful to homeschoolers.  It’s said that one of the reasons that homeschool education can be superior to traditional schools is the ability to pick the best resources for your child. Homeschool.com help you find them. Here are four from their top five…

Science4Us.com – A  complete science curriculum for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Over 350 interactive activities, printable worksheets and hands-on project ideas. Automated student reports track progress.  New iPad app available for student use. This site charges $7.95/month for a homeschool primary science student. It builds literacy and math skills too. They have free elementary science activities.

Time4Writing – Time4Writing offers free writing resources, and 8 week writing courses for 2nd-12th Grade, taught online by certified teachers. Courses offer one-on-one instruction and personalized feedback in a student-paced environment. From the basics of grammar to courses on writing an essay for the SAT, Time4Writing is designed to help students master the art of writing at all levels. Courses are $99 each, and start daily.

Time4Learning – Thousands of families have already recommended Time4Learning because of its ease of use, quality of lessons and the can-do attitude it promotes toward learning.  Time4Learning can open doors in a way that other methods can’t—by creating an interactive learning experience that engages kids, brings material to life and makes learning fun!