Fun Reading Activities & Videos for All Ages

Reviewed by Diane Flynn Keith
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Resource:Fun Reading Activities & Videos for All Ages
Provider:GCF Reading
Summary:Age Range: All (with parental supervision/guidance) A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this innovative website, sponsored by the Goodwill Community Foundation. It offers online, interactive learning opportunities to anyone who wants "to improve technology, literacy, and math skills necessary for them to be successful in both work and life."
Description:I focused on the "Reading Program" for this review that is designed "to help adults at all levels become more proficient readers." While it's designed for adults and English language learners, children and teens as well as emerging and remedial readers may enjoy these activities that expose them to the 1,000 most common words in the English Language.

The game-like activities and videos feature repetition and practice through the exploration of the sounds of letters and words, while hearing them used in context within sentences and paragraphs. It sounds very simple, but it's more complex.

When you get to the site, you'll see a brief introduction, a "Start" button, and a collection of menu icons. I suggest reading "For Educators" to get an overview of how this works.

Then, click on the "Start!" button to explore the reading program. It will take time because there are innumerable options. So, bookmark the site to return again. You can also use the icon menu that includes:

*Letter Explorer: Discover the relationship between letters and their sounds in different words. Younger children and non-readers may enjoy this activity with adult assistance.

*Word Explorer: Boost your vocabulary with this virtual dictionary. Click on a word and hear it pronounced and used in context. Watch a video that defines the word.

*Text Explorer: Learn about different text formats such as forms, cover letters, news articles, and short-stories. Listen to narrators read the text as the cursor highlights the word being read. Follow along while hearing correct pronunciation of the words.

*Word Videos: Watch videos that define words. The videos are tailored to an adult audience and use realistic imagery and situations, so AS ALWAYS, parents should preview the material and supervise Internet use.

*Word Fill-Ins: Listen to a sentence being read and complete the text by dragging and dropping the appropriate word to fill in the blank.

*Word/Sound Match: Listen to how a word sounds and then match it to the appropriate text.

*Blast Off: Practice words and pronunciation with this arcade style game.

When you're through with the Reading Program, check out all of the tutorials and learning activities offered through the menu including:

Career Planning and Job Interview Skills
Computer Basics, Internet Basics, and Social Media
Math Basics including addition, subtraction, decimals, fractions, multiplication and division.
Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Power-Point, Word, etc.
Mobile Aps
And Much More!

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