English Starter Games

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English Starter Games
Teach the basics of the English language with fun games. (various letters and digits on the white board image by Elnur from Fotolia.com)

Learning English doesn't have to be tedious and boring for young students. Various Online games, websites offering activities and exercises and board and card games are available to assist teachers in their efforts to introduce the fundamentals of the language. Whether you're responsible for an entire classroom of kids or simply looking to educate your child further at home, several options are easily accessible.

Online English Games

Games--Tower of English is an Online website that offers a variety of English games to help students learn and practice vocabulary, spelling, sentence structure and word identification skills. Boggler is a game wherein players get a set time to use letters that are provided to them to build words. In Hangman, kids have fun picking letters and practicing their mastery of making good guesses while filling in letters and trying to form words and phrases. If they choose the correct word before a stick figure gets completed on the screen, they win that round. In Grammar Gorillas, animated gorillas encourage students as they play. Kids get to practice identifying different words as various parts of speech. When they correctly identify a word the gorilla awards them with a banana and they win that round. A Help section offers players hints if they hit trouble. Several other games are also available and cover different aspects of learning about the English language.

Sentence Challenge

Sentence Challenge is a fun game that's intended for kids ages seven to ten and suitable for one to four players or two teams. Four skill levels of play apply. Students enjoy utilising the concepts of who, what, when and where as the basis to form sentences. Over 235 tiles representing these details are included. Players build on one another's sentences and rows and columns can be built upward and downward to maximise the potential for new areas to place tiles. Players score points on each turn and bonus amount spaces apply. Subjects, predicates and prepositional phrases are used to build sentences. There are two ways to win--most points or most completed sentences.

Easy English Games

Easy English Games are a series of various games found on the website Easy for Beginners. Some games are even printable so they can be played in the classroom at tables between friends or applied to the chalkboard and used to teach basic grammar related skills in lesson plans. Seven games that offer different words and phrases are available. Games with picture identification is included making play for young students easy. Click the Letters in Order is a game set-up like a word search wherein kids have to identify letters in their correct order in order to build a word and win that round. Vocabulary quizzes with fun animated illustrations and pictures are also offered and cover nouns and verbs.Crossword and scramble word puzzles also apply.

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