English Language Centre Study Zone: Welcome! About the Study Zone The Study Zone is for students of the English Language Centre (ELC) at the University of Victoria. ELC teachers create the English language lessons and practice exercises. The site is designed for our adult English language learners, but all are welcome to read the lessons and use the exercises. News and Feedback KS1 Literacy © 3913.co.uk Drag and drop the names of the classroom items on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Drag and drop the names of the animals on to the picture. The name box will turn green if correctly placed. Follow the Yellow Brick Road Retelling I’m back today to report to you that I DID NOT have to suck it up and eat the larva for snack today. And…PTL…I remembered my math & literacy stations AND I got a full 7 hours sleep…minus 30 minutes here and there thanks to a cover hogging husband :) Yes friends, today was MUCH better than yesterday…well, except for having to control the LOUDNESS that is my classroom while our 4th graders took the STARR test today. Bless their hearts.
Kids Learning, Phonics, Educational Games, Preschool-Kindergarten Reading Reading Math Science Art & Colors BOB Books- Dot We are on to the third BOB Book! We've completed Mat and Sam and now we are on Dot! Here are the printables I have made for Butterfly to work on Dot with! Butterfly worked on writing the words from the book and reinforcing the beginning sounds.
Homework and Study Help - Free help with your algebra, biology, environmental science, American government, US history, physics and religion homework Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit? How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts? Printable Booklets — Hubbard's Cupboard Early childhood teachers tend to spend hours of time searching for just the right books for their students for both shared reading and guided reading literacy experiences. Once a book is located, it is sometimes even more difficult to find multiple copies, books that can be sent home for further reinforcement, and/or books that can be made even more personal with student drawn artwork, etc. Below, you will find a growing collection of free printable booklets for use in your classroom or home school. The booklets are un-leveled reading materials for emergent readers. They correspond to typical shared reading stories, focus on word families and phonics skills, single in on sight words, or contain concepts for science, math, and social studies commonly used in early childhood themes/lessons.
Progressive Phonics - "Dolch" words To succeed in school, your child needs to be able to read 220 vitally important, high-frequency words---words like I, and, go, what, are, etc., which are "connecting" words that give sentences their meaning. These 220 words were identified by Edward William Dolch PhD. in 1948. Dr. Elkonin Boxes: Phonics Worksheets Though not originially intended for teaching spelling, Elkonin boxes can be used to practice spelling from a synthetic phonics point of view. The Elkonin boxes available here are modified somewhat to give children more room to write when they encounter a digraph such as /ee/ or /sh/. Moats (PDF File) recommends this technique for spelling: ë°„ecause it helps fix phoneme-grapheme correspondences in childrenë© minds, this technique supports childrenë© spelling, reading and writing development?(Moats, American Educator, Winter 2005-2006). There are many activities that teachers can do with these boxes, but the main activity I use them for is to 'stretch' out words, identify similar or different sounds and then guess at spellings.
Literacy This new section has a selection of downloads to help with literacy. There are all sorts of things here: from alphabet cards to interactive white board activities to help with spelling! You can also visit these extra sections below. PBS Kids Cyberchase - Dozens of Math Activities PBS Kids Cyberchase offers dozens of online and offline mathematics games and activities for students. The collection of more than forty online games are designed to make students think about patterns and use logic to solve challenges. The offline activities use the same model, but are designed for hands-on offline learning.
5 Ways You Can Use Wikis Today I had the privilege to participate in Discovery's Beyond the Textbook forum. One of my take-aways from the day's conversation is that most of the technologies that we want to use to make textbooks interactive and meaningful for students already exist, we just need to organize and utilize them in a way that makes sense for teachers and students. I've combined that take-away with a recent request from a reader to delineate some ways that teachers can use Wikispaces to create this list of ideas for using wikis in classrooms. 7 Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Outlines Online One of the presentations that I made this week was about having students create videos to demonstrate their knowledge of a topic. In that presentation one of the points that I stress is the need for students to create outlines of their videos before moving onto the technical aspects of constructing a video. Here are some tools for creating outlines and mind maps to plan video projects, podcasts, or essays. Quicklyst is a nice tool for taking notes and creating outlines. Quicklyst provides a simple outline template that you can use to take notes.