STAR Early Literacy Activities & Games

This webpage is designed to be a one-stop-shop of free, online games and activities to help students learn and practice important early literacy skills specified by the Renaissance STAR Early Literacy program! Most of the links below - when in - contain links to other games and activities, so students may need to be advised to use only the activities you specify from this webpage. Also, some may need guidance while using these awesome programs. 
Please click here for the Renaissance Early Literacy Skills Definitions.

General Readiness

 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
Differentiating Letters  1    Literacy Center  Sky Riding  
 Differentiating Words from Letters 2
  Reading Roundup   Word Magic ICT Games 
 Comparing Word Length (written) 3
       
 Differentiating Shapes 4
 Krog's Shapes Loading Shapes   Same or Different  
 Recognizing Position Words 5
 Location of Objects  PBS Stories
Pig and her house
   
 Matching Numbers & Objects 6
 Fishy Count

Big Sea Count
 Count to 10

Thumble Dots
Count 11 to 20
with Mrs. Chong!
Caterpillar Count

Literacy Center 
 Differentiating Word Pairs 7
     Sight Words Magic E Adventures
Use second portion 
Completing sequences  8
 What Comes Next?  Color Sequence    
 Identifying word boundaries
(Number of words in a sentence)
9
       

Graphophonemic

 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
Naming letters
10 ABC's with Sound & More
 Alphabet Practice Literacy Center
Sounds Fun
Recognizing alphabetic sequence
11
Alphabet Bears
 
 

Watermelon
ABC Recognition

Place the letters in order
Using alphabetical (word) order
12
Choose Alphabetical Order 1 Game
 Alphabetical Adventure
 Alphabetize
 Recognizing letter sounds 13  Loosey Goosey Chicken Coop w/sound   ABC Match

Beginning Sound
Pounce 
 Matching uppercase and lowercase letters  14 Match baby letter to parent letter
 
Literacy Center   Monkey Match  

Phonemic Awareness

 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
 Blending Word Parts 15 Syllable Split   Break it up My Reading Tools
Worth the extra time to follow along 
 Syllable Lesson

Baseball
 Blending phonemes 16
 Blending Bowls
 Fuzzy Lion Ears  Letterella  The Pig Waller

Sandcastle
Comparing word length (oral) 17
       Popcorn Words
 Discriminating beginning, medial and ending sounds 18
 Clifford: Sound Match  Picture Match
Choose:
Beginning Letter Sounds
   Trampolini
Game
 Identifying rhyming words 19
 Reggie Loves to Rhyme
 Professor Garfield
Meet The Gang
 Loosey Goosey Rhymes  Whirlyword Machine

Rhyming River
 Identifying missing sounds 20
 Fuzzy Lion Ears
     

Phonics


 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
Replacing beginning and ending consonants 21
Make A Word

Construct A Word

Wordblender   Greenhouse Pumpkin Patch

The Word Wheels 
Matching sounds within word families 22 Word Family Sort
Deep Sea Phonics
Clifford
Concentration

Hay Loft

Pumpkin Patch 





 Identifying consonant blends  23

Cluster Buster

  Word Search

Beginning Video
 Owl & Mouse

Ending Video
 Sadlier-Oxford
Substituting consonant sounds 24 Construct A Word   The Quiet Machine  Hayloft  
Identifying beginning consonant sounds  25  Clifford Letter Match  Sound Match  The Quiet Machine

Phonic Fighter
Garfield Fishing Phonics 
 Identifying consonant digraphs  26  ICT Games Sadlier   Video-Scroll down and play Phonics Song 
Identifying medial short vowels  27  
Clifford Make A Word
 Picture Match
Choose:
Short Vowel Sounds
 Word Family Sort  
Replacing vowels  28  Clifford Make A Word
    Drag n Spell 
 Identifying ending consonant sounds  29  Garfield Fishing Phonics
     
 Identifying medial long vowels  30  
Magic E Adventures


Clifford Long Vowel
 Match of Mystery
Choose:
Vowel Digraphs
or Vowel D&D
or VCE Pattern
 Picture Match
Choose:
Long Vowel
Sounds
 Drag & Spell
Matching and recognizing short vowel sounds  31  Chicken Stacker  Match of Mystery
Choose:
Short Vowel Sounds
 Picture Match
Choose:
Short Vowel Sounds
 
Matching and recognizing long vowel sounds  32  Long A sound

Snap It
 Long Vowel Sounds  Picture Match
Choose:
Long Vowel Sounds
Match of Mystery
Choose:
Long Vowel Sounds
 

Vocabulary


 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
Matching words and pictures 33
Choose:
 
Picture Words

 Crickweb  Crickweb 2 Dinosaur Words
Word Reader
Recognizing antonyms 34 Choose:
Word Frog
Hopposites
Game Goo
Tooth Taker 2
 
 Recognizing synonyms 35  Choose:
Word Frog
Synonym Toast

Monkey Match
Choose last one
Synonym Sam's Lab
Bitesize

Game Goo
Tooth Taker

Structural Analysis

 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
 Finding words 36
 Word Find  Alphabet Soup    
 Building words 37  Word Family Sort  Word Wizard  Puzzle Me Words  
 Identifying compound words 38  SoftSchools Learning Games  Drag N Drop  Make a Compound Word

Comprehension

 SKILLS NO. ACTIVITY  ACTIVITY ACTIVITY ACTIVITY
 Reading and understanding words 39  My Reading Tools
Worth the extra time to follow along
 Flood

Word O Rama
Choose:
Picture Words

Around Your Home 
Professor Garfield Toon Book Reader 
 Reading and completing sentences  40   Game Goo Sentences

Sentences 1
 Spelling Connection
Choose a level
Choose:
Sentence Building

Making Sentences 
Choose:
Sight Word Stories

Joining Words 
 Reading and understanding paragraphs  41   Professor Garfield
Choose:

 Story Book Reader
 Story Scramble  Three Little Plays
PBS Stories

The Describing Game

Rock Creek takes no creative credit for any of the learning links of games and activities contained on this page.

TO OTHER INSTITUTIONS: Many hours were spent organizing and sifting through hundreds of online sites in order to fill this webpage with the BEST and most appropriate activities. If you find this Early Literacy webpage useful for your students, you may copy the table above in its entirety as long as you also include:  Courtesy of Mari Chong from RocklinUSD - strictly for the organization and putting together of this webpage. Another option is to simply link to this webpage! Thanks!

(If you have a pertinent link you'd like to see placed in a certain location on this webpage, feel free to send it to my attention - mchong@rocklin.k12.ca.us.)