Learning how to read and write well in English can be tough work for any kid, but it’s even harder when English isn’t your first language. All kids in English-speaking countries will need to learn to be good at using English: You need to be good at reading and writing to do well in school, and you also need to be able to tell people what you think, feel, or need every day. English isn’t just about learning new words or taking spelling tests. It’s also about communication.
When you can read well, you can understand things people have written, like instructions for building something or directions that tell you how to get where you want to go. And when you can speak and write well, you can ask your teacher if you can go to the bathroom, write letters to your friends and family, or even create a petition asking to change something about your school, town, state, or country.
- Infinitive Verbs: Can you match up different verbs with the people doing those actions?
- Free Rice: Pick the right definition for each word and you’ll also be helping people in need; this site gives food to hungry people for every problem you solve.
- Science and Technology Crossword: Test what you know about science and technology words by doing this crossword puzzle. There are also lots more puzzles on this site to help you learn words about other subjects.
- Vocabulary Memory Match: Play this memory game to match up the animals’ names with their pictures.
- How Strong Is Your Vocabulary? Try this timed quiz from Merriam-Webster and you might just learn some new words.
Grammar and Punctuation
- Fun Factory: Punctuation and Capitalization: Build a toy by fixing the mistakes in the sentences. Each time you get a sentence right, you’ll build a part for your toy!
- Monkey Isle: Pronouns and Determiners: Pick the right word or phrase to go into each sentence to help the monkey dig for treasure.
- Proof It! Look at each sentence and click on the mistake it contains. Then, type in the correction for the mistake.
- Grammar Gorillas: Help the gorillas to learn about the different parts of speech by clicking on the right words.
- Jurassic Zoo: Practice using prefixes on different words and see how they change what happens in the dinosaur scenes.
- How Do You Spell the “J” Sound? Play this game to test what you know about spelling different words that have a “J” sound in them. Then, try out some of their other games that can help you get better at spelling.
- The Letter Thief: Take one letter away and leave another letter behind to make the word that you need. Can you help the police get to the scene of the crime and stop the thief?
- Spelling Bee: Choose a category of words, and then type in the words with the right spellings to win the game.
- Princess Presto’s Spectacular Spelling Play: Pick the right letters to help the princess spell the words she needs to put on a play.
- Attack of the Spellerz! Type the words to practice their spellings and destroy the alien ships before the Spellerz destroy your planet!
- Wordshake: Play this fun game to see how many words you can make out of the letters you’re given in three minutes.
- English Quiz: How much do you know about grammar and vocabulary, and what is your reading level? You can take this test to find out.
- Present-Tense Verbs: Pick the right verb or verbs to fill in the blanks in every sentence, and then check your answers to see how you did.
- Knoword: If you’re ready to take your vocabulary to the next level, try playing this game, which gives you the definitions of words and asks you to type in the words that match them.
- Monkey Mayhem: Easily Confused Words: Practice telling the difference between easily confused words like “their,” “they’re,” and “there” to give the monkey a banana.