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Reading (General)

Reading (General)

MES: Games, Free Printables MES English Certificate Templates Printable Cards Phonics Worksheets Worksheet Makers ESL Listening End User License Agreement: You are free to download any resource from this site as an end user and MES-English.com grants you an End User License with the following restrictions: You may not redistribute, copy, modify, transfer, transmit, repackage, charge for or sell any of the materials from this site. You may use photocopies or printouts for distribution to your students. MES reserves the right to terminate or make changes to this agreement for any reason and without notice. Copyright © 2005 - 2021 MES English | restrictions | privacy | about | contact Interactive Whiteboard Activities During Reading | Teaching Literacy in the Early Years Posted by Miss Kelly Jordan on Sunday, June 19th 2011 I first got an interactive whiteboard in my classroom in 2008. I was teaching Prep at the time and it was a steep learning curve to discover how I could best use it to engage my students and improve learning outcomes. Fast forward three years and I am teaching Grade Two in an open classroom with Kathleen Morris. I love the enormous range of interactive websites and tools available for my students, and while I could manage to teach without an IWB, I wouldn’t want to! We use the IWB during our twenty minute blogging session every day, and it is often used for our CAFE reading strategy too. Below are just a few of the games our students have used this year. Read Write Think (Construct a Word) – This was used by some of our weaker readers, who were focussing on using beginning and ending sounds in words when reading. Wall of Words – This game focuses on sequencing sentences correctly and adding correct punctuation.

80+ Google Forms for the Classroom If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my weekly newsletter. Thanks for visiting! Google Forms is a great tool for the classroom and this post from 2008 has always proven popular on my blog. I have created example forms for each of the different topics, follow the links in each of the ten sections. 1 ) Get to know your class Use this form to gather some indication from your new class about their likes and dislikes, their favourite lessons or after school clubs they enjoy. 2 ) Emotion graph An emotion graph is a simple line graph comparing a range of happiness to sadness against different points (time) in a story or film. Use a Google Form to gather the children’s responses to different parts of any type of linear narrative, written or visual. 3 ) Spelling test For your weekly spelling test use simple 1-10 or 1-20 numbered form (with a name question too of course) and ask the children to type in their answers as you read out the list of words. 4 ) Comprehension questions More Ideas

ELT stories | Tea time! Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga Inference Riddles- having fun with inference and prediction - Welcome to my page on inference riddles. It includes my free Inference Riddle Game that you can play right now on your computer. You will also find information on my expanded activity featuring 101 Inference Riddles . If you already have access to the expanded activity, please click here! Inference Riddle Game 101 Inference Riddles Phil and his son, David, have developed an expanded version of their popular Inference Riddle Game. Riddles are an excellent way to practice interpreting figurative language, idioms, and homographs. In the “101 Inference Riddles” activity, your students progress through a graduated sequence of riddles, with riddle #1 being the easiest, and riddle #101 being the most difficult. “101 Inference Riddles” is a web-based application that is available to use on your computer, smartphone or mobile device. To purchase access to the “101 Inference Riddles” web activity, click the “Buy Now” button below. Home

Teacher Tipster Home 103 Things to Do Before/During/After Reading Pantomime Act out a scene you choose or the class calls out to you while up there. Dramatic monologue Create a monologue for a character in a scene. What are they thinking/feeling at that moment? Write A Letter To A Disney Character And Get A Postcard In Return Welcome to Couponing to Disney where I teach you how to find money in your family's budget to pay for things you thought were out of your reach (like a trip to Disney!). If you're new here, or you just want to keep up with all the latest posts, be sure to sign up for my FREE daily email newsletter (it contains all the hottest deals and advice from the past 24 hours). Thanks for visiting! Disney World will send you an autographed postcard when you write a letter to the following address: Walt Disney World Communications P.O. Box 10040 Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-0040 Disneyland will send you an autographed postcard when you write a letter to the following address: Walt Disney Company Attn: Fan Mail Department 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, CA 91521 The picture will arrive with 4-6 weeks. Letter Writing Tips & Ideas You can write repeated letters to each address.If you have multiple children, they can each write letters. Be sure to email me when your latest picture arrives!

Classroom 2.0 “FluencyTutor” Could Be A Useful Tool For Students To See Their Reading Progress Richard Byrne posted yesterday about an intriguing new site that would be useful for emerging readers and English Language Learners called FluencyTutor For Google. It’s a web app only usable with a Chrome browser that provides a large selection of leveled reading passages that students can read, record, and store on Google Drive. Teachers can then listen at their convenience and correct and note students’ reading fluency. The reading passages provide quite a few supportive features that make them particularly accessible to English Language Learners. Most of the features are free, but teachers have to pay $99 per year for some “dashboard” services like tracking student progress. If I was teaching an online class of motivated adult English Language Learners, I could see FluencyTutor’s whole package as an excellent tool. However, I definitely wouldn’t recommend a classroom teacher using it as a way to track a readers’ progress.

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