Pivotal Kids - Teaching - Book - ABC Follow
Phonics Rhymes and Crafts Grades
Myths and Legends
Reading comprehension: Strategies for Independent learners
TRAILERS: A non-profit website that uses movie trailers as
the basis for listening, reading, and writing practice in English.
Welcome to the
learning resources area for the Oxford English Dictionary. On this
part of the site, we are collecting a variety of materials which will help
education professionals to incorporate OED Online into their
teaching, and introduce students to research techniques which encourage them to
explore the riches of the Dictionary.
We aim to offer
materials suitable for all levels from age group 11 to 14 through to University
level, and we invite teachers to share any OED-related activities
which they have devised and found useful.
well as sample lesson plans and exercises, we will be adding more quizzes and
word stories, and offering links to other sites on which similar materials for
language study can be found.
Pivotal Kids learning - Videos - Blend Phonics
Pivotal Kids - Boys reading
Teaching Content is
ngela Maiers Puzzle Lesson
Reading and writing with preschool
and primary children - a video from Pivotal Kids Learning
of interactive online reading activities from around the Web.
John Butler - Fun page
Children's illustrator and writer John Butler provides two interactive
stories for very young children: Whose nose and toes? and Whose baby am
I? Children move the mouse to find the matching animal. The simple easy
to read text is displayed alongside.
Here's a great reading website for JP students. The
Starfall learn-to-read website is offered free as a public service.
It is US based and 4 sections from ABC to learn to read
and I'm reading.
It has some thematic sections as well. A good addition to a book-based
reading program! Could be used at home.
Comprehension activities and references on
(taken from www.rlac.com or
Booklets and books by Joanne Carlisle
and Free English Lessons
ELC has 5 different levels with multiple choice questions, a cloze
activity, a writing exercise and sentence ordering exercises. The
Free English Lessons includes cloze exercises, speed reading
exercises, extensive reading including newspapers and fiction, and
a provider of free educational resources for teaching children to read
Our free and printable materials are designed to promote
learning in the classroom and also at home. The site's features
A Curriculum covering
the full range of Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Classroom-tested Lessons based
on the latest research, complete with how-to videos
cards, word lists, and game boards
tailoring games to the specific needs of your students
Reading is fun
This resource was developed for Year 2 students having difficulty learning to
read. A series of activities, recorded with the digital camera, was used to
create texts for students to be discuss and manipulate.
Web Sites for Teaching Phonics
List of sites that could be useful when teaching phonics in the early primary
Celebrate the whole month with
I love to read Month
How to Teach Phonics To Your Child
Tips and Ideas on how to teach your child to recognize letter sounds, recognize
letters, and pronunciations.
A Model Lesson Plan for Teaching Phonics
The following lesson designs demonstrate what the thinking process might entail
as a teacher instructs a pupil in the area of phonics.
Using a reading week theme, print blank bookmarks on cards. Using these
templates, children can design their own bookmark. Winners will be
chosen from each grade level. Winning bookmarks are copied and printed
and laminated, to hand out. Collect all seven!
Teach with Phonics Skills Chart
Key phonics skills, the approximate age most kids master them, and illustrations
Have a READ-IN.
Students bring a pillow, stuffed animal, blanket, etc. and their
books on a set day and the students and teacher spend the entire
literacy block reading in a comfy, cosy atmosphere. Invite parents, etc.
to come in and read their favourite stories as well.
Four Ways To Teach Reading
The four main methods used to teach children how to read are explained.
Adrian Bruce Reading Games (Adrian teaches at Byron Bay Community School and has a big IT rep)
Download these free reading games for teaching sounds and blends.
a free reading
intervention program for
K3. The program was originally developed by Wireless
Generation and an
advisory board of leading reading researchers. Now the program is an
open-source, peer-authored text. Educators can find research-based
literacy activities, share lessons and ideas, and use the complete set
of activities in hundreds of lessons mapped to a 40-week scope and
sequence based on recommendations of the National Reading Panel. Users
can even download free
resources, including letter cards, picture cards, music and videos.
Little Animal Activity Centre
Play games and learn first and end sounds as well as reading online stories.
is an initiative of the National Literacy Trust that helps children
and young people (aged 0 to 19) to realise their potential by
motivating them to read. We promote the fun of reading, the
importance of book choice and the benefits to families of having
books at home. Our projects provide motivational activities,
opportunities for family and community involvement, and free books
for children to choose and keep.
The Highway Game
Find all the letters of the alphabet with this online game.
Unlock the secrets of sentence writing and work out new words with characters.
Unscramble the words and create stories of your own.
Guardian Unlimited says, "Teachers and parents who are struggling to
persuade teenage boys to pick up books could do worse than look to
the example of two 13-year-old
boys who have created an award-winning website
aimed at inspiring young people to read."
Seasame Street Games
Learn the alphabet with Super Grover
Have a reading contest (race), for example around theworld. As each class comes closer to their goal (may be pages, books,
minutes of reading) move a marker on a huge bulletin board of the world.
Each class that meets their goal will get to take part in a Party in the
library. Have food from around the world and watch an educational video.
In addition, teachers are focusing on world studies, languages, etc.
Each teacher has decorated their door with a different concept around
the world wide theme.
You can also use the Iditarod and have a Sled dog and racer in for an
Learn beginning, short and long vowel sounds by matching the sounds with the pictures.
Write the Alphabet
Use the virtual pencil to write the letters of the alphabet.
Tips for Teaching Autistic Children
Learning to read should be fun
for any child, but when it comes to
autistic children, you have to reach
them on their level, so make sure
you chose a method that meets their
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