Teacher Review For Free Rice

Students learn and practice while stepping outside of their own world

Mary F.
Technology coordinator
University Park Elementary School
Denver, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Great with General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This isn't for extended learning, but it's good rote practice. It takes these to a new level, however, by tying it in to world hunger. I may research some countries and use this as a "jump-off" activity to study either an individual country or the problem of hunger around the world. This is for grades 4 and up because of the vocabulary level, although I've seen 3rd graders enjoy it.
My Take
We still need drill and practice sometimes. This site makes my kids feel like philanthropists by practicing typing and vocabulary while donating rice to hungry people. They come in and tell me how much rice they have accumulated and will even compete to see who got the most.