Literacy Activities / Games for Students (4-6)

Literacy Games / Activities for Students

  1. ABCya – There are a variety of vocabulary, grammar and reading games in addition to featured stories.
  2. Crabtree Plus – Student Discovery Lab with a collection of games and activities for students from Kindergarten to Grade 4.
  3. Dreamscape – Dreamscape combines strategy, engagement, and imaginative reading passages to create a fun, curriculum-aligned literacy game for grades 2 – 8. Each report on the teacher’s dashboard was thoughtfully designed to support guided instruction and appropriate intervention to meet each student’s literacy need.
  4. (Grammar Online Games) – A nice variety of games that help students learn how to use nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and more.
  5. Education World Reading Machine – This website provides links to 36 online games to reinforce important reading skills and help students practice or enhance their skills. The games make great “reward time” activities as well.
  6. ESL Games World – Loaded with vocabulary learning games for ESL students, it includes listening memory, board-style, game-show style games and more. Choose games that target areas where students are struggling – it is a fun, interactive way to help them out.
  7. Inkless Tales – Stories, poems, games, and more.
  8. Language Arts Games – Whether your child is just beginning to learn their letters and phonics or they’re ready to build sentences and strengthen their reading comprehension, this collection of reading games has just the right learning adventure for your child to explore. In order to access the games, a regiastration is necessary.
  9. Little Alchemy 2 – It could be a great option for students who finish their work early or as an optional homework assignment. For more traditional learning, teachers could have their students map out the factor trees (which will look more like webs) as they create new elements.  Suitable for students in grades 6-12.
  10. Media Smarts – Educational computer games that introduce kids to key ideas in media and digital literacy. These games are a great way to start a conversation on media issues in the home or classroom, and you can play most of them right here on our website.
  11. Mighty Book – There is a nice mix of books, comics, songs, and games. Some of the content is original but it is also based on classics (e.g. Beatrix Potter stories). Everything is illustrated, animated or read aloud for students.
  12. Mr. Nussbaum – This webpage contains more than 50 language-arts themed games that can be sorted by grade level.
  13. Newsfeed Defenders – Welcome to Newsably, a fictional social media site focused on news and information. Your mission? Maintain the site, grow traffic, and watch out! You’ll also need to spot fake posts that try to sneak in through hidden ads, viral deception, and false reporting.  
  14. PBS Kids: Games – Although this is a multicurricular website, it is worth nothing that there are games aimed at reading, vocabulary, letters and spelling using the characters from popular PBS Kids programming.
  15. Quandary Game – It’s a branching narrativ so students can replay the same scenario in Quandary, but choose differently to achieve different outcomes. For teachers, this can be a conversation starter. You might want to have students play alone or in pairs, running through the game twice. After each session, facilitate group discussion. Suitable for students in grades 5-8.
  16. Read to Lead – By creating digital learning games and curriculum set in the professional world and supporting educators in creating student-centered classrooms, students are invited to take charge of their learning. Practice reading, writing and 21st-century skills through fun and engaging workplace simulations. There are currently three games: Community in Crisis (gr. 5-6), Vital Signs (gr. 6-8) and After the Storm (gr. 7-9).
  17. Room Recess.com and – To help make reading more engaging, there are options in their reading games that allow teachers and parents to focus on specific educational standards. Skills covered include: main idea, drawing conclusions, context clues, cause and effect, fact and opinion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary and many more.
  18. StoriumEdu – Gameplay revolves around digital “story cards” that represent different aspects of storytelling and character development.  Students take turns playing story cards and adding to the story. Paragraph by paragraph, they collaboratively write their own original story simply by playing the game. Appropriate for students in late elementary, junior high, and high school students. Teachers can monitor all student writing, provide feedback, and request revisions.
  19. Syvum – A variety of games and activities aimed at students learning English.
  20. – All games are either playable in a web browser or as an app on a smartphone or tablet. Almost all are free and there is an option to make your own using the free software – Quest or Squiffy.
  21. Witty Comics – A simply designed website to create basic comics.
  22. WordCraft – Morphemes are the building blocks of language – make them fun, addictive, and easy to acquire. After learning a word’s roots, crystallize that knowledge with spelling. (Grammar will be coming soon.)
  23. Wordville – Word games for language learning that include literacy areas such as sentences, syllables, letters, grammar, cloze puzzles, cryptograms and more.
  24. WPSU Language Arts Games (PBS) – Five quality language arts games that concentrate on word skills, questioning, making connections and forming sentences.
  25. WriteComics – It is extremely simple to create comics on this website. All that is needed is to select a few characters, an interesting background image and speech bubbles.