Third-3rd Grade, Fourth-4th Grade and Fifth-5th Grade Smartboard Interactive Reading ELA Writing Games, Activities and Lessons
Teachers and students can use these Smartboard games, activities and lessons to learn about Reading ELA in Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade. Some of the topics covered are: Comprehension, Author’s Purpose, Fact and Opinion, Main Idea, Story Elements, Vocabulary, Grammar, Prefixes and Suffixes, Poetry, Parts of a Letter, Nouns, Verb Usage, Root Words, Homophones, Plurals, Parts of Speech, Commas, Context Clues
Subject – Verb Agreement – Verb Viper encourages the player to choose the correct verb tense, recognize correct verb forms, and recognize subject/verb agreement. Select the correct verb for the given subject to “feed” the verb to the viper!
Dolch Word Recognition – Navigate your kitten in “Kitten Hop” to the home pillow by jumping on the yarn that matches the given word. The first kitten to reach home wins in this multi-player game.
Antonym, Synonym, & Homonym Practice – Word Frog provides practice in matching antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms. The target word appears on the frog, with the word category underneath defining the relationship to be matched. Single player game provides focused practice.
Antonym, Synonym, & Homonym Game – Furious Frogs is a multi-player game that allows students from anywhere in the world to compete against one another while matching antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms!
Identifying the Parts of Speech – Word Invasion provides practice in the parts of speech. Jellyfish with words on them drift toward the octopus at the bottom. Word types are placed on the octopus—activate the fire beam to destroy the matching word.
Spelling Practice – Double Vowels – Players in “Turtle Dash” select the correct pair of double vowels to correctly spell the given words. Correct answers power the turtle to the finish line!
Practice Spelling – Coconut Vowels provides practice in spelling. Coconuts with words in them fall to the beach. The student must match missing letters to the correct word on the coconut.
Main Idea and Supporting Details – Students identify the main idea and create a hamburger bun with the supporting details.
Prefixes and Suffixes Lesson and Activity – Students click the switches to indicate the meaning of various suffixes and prefixes. The graphic in the middle indicates whether or not you “completed the circuit.”
Alphabet Organizer – Students can use this tool on the Smartboard to easily make ABC books by typing in the words and related notes for each letter of the alphabet. When all letters are completed, they can print their pages, illustrate them, and create their books.
Writing Poems – After selecting a theme and a shape, the game guides the students to write in keywords then write a poem about the object they selected. Great for students of all ages.
Parts of a Letter – Students learn the parts of a letter in the lesson then practice writing their own. The practice is guided and ends with an option to print!!
Verb Usage – Students help the bees find flowers on the Smartboard by choosing the correct verb to complete the sentences. Immediate reinforcement will keep students interested. Use this game to support your ELA verb Lesson!
Practice Spelling and Vocabulary– Word Bubbles gives students three beginning letters. They must type in words that begin with those letters in a race against the clock.
Root Words – This interactive game lets students practice identifying the root words. Students can select various levels of difficulty.
Homonyms – In Word Confusion, students help the rabbit make a salad as they select the correct word. Commonly confused homonyms are included in this game.
Spelling Words – This online version of “hangman” called Stay Afloat lets students practice spelling words on a large variety of subjects. Some subjects include cells, history, dinosaurs, world cities, and countries.
Word Plurals – Two cats provide the interactive fun in this Smartboard grammar lesson and game. Students help them get their friends out of the bubble machine by choosing the correct plural form of the given word. Various difficulty levels are provided.
Parts of Speech Tutorial – Students watch a tutorial on the parts of speech. Grammar practice is fun and interactive as students choose an object, its features, and its actions. Great way to illustrate the parts of speech!
Explore Nouns – Interactive noun activity that asks players to select nouns from various words. Players feed a worm to the fish to indicate their choice. A “verb” and “adjective” option is also given.
Prefixes and Suffixes – Cute little mouse and elephant instruct the player about prefixes and suffixes. Interactive explanations and practice keep students interested.
Grammar Tutorial – Players create their own character using the parts of speech. Interactively they give their character “personality” with adjectives, verbs, and adverbs.
Commas – Fun game provides practice in placing punctuation in sentences. Players first click on the moving punctuation mark then they click on the place in the sentence where the mark goes.
Vocabulary Practice – These word search puzzles can be played online or printed to play away from the computer. Four levels of play are provided along with vocabulary from several popular books and stories.
Idioms Game – Students learn the meaning of idioms while painting a picture with each correct answer. Several different themes and game options make this game appropriate for various grades.
Vocabulary Game – The Sly Pig convinced the others to move into a new house. To gain access to their new homes, they must unscramble vocabulary. A definition of each word is given.
Plural Game – Students correctly type the plural of regular and irregular nouns to try to fill the fish tank. Players receive immediate reinforcement and another opportunity to spell the plural. A list of the words with their correct plurals is given at the end of the game.
Cows Context Clues – Players read a sentence then select the answer to a question based on their reading. Each correct answer moves another cow into the corral.
Spelling Smartboard Game – Players enter the missing letter for the spelling word shown. A correct response inches your animal closer to the finish line. An incorrect response allow the other animals to inch closer to the finish line. Students will like the action in this game.