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Reading (General)

Reading (General)

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.

KS2 Literacy Different types of words can be used to make your writing more interesting and easier to read. You need to know when to use them and how to spot them. In writing, words are grouped together into phrases, sentences, clauses and paragraphs. Use your commenting skills to identify what's wrong with these pieces of writing. When you are writing non-fiction it's important to use a style of writing that fits the subject.Use your knowledge of non-fiction writing to group the correct titles, text and pictures together. © The Look, Say, Cover, Write & Check is a support tool for learning spellings using a trusted multi-sensory approach. This activity helps prove the rules of changing nouns from singular to plural. This is an activity targeted to Year 4 to help with medium frequency words. An updated version of the traditional word guess game. Use either one or two dice add your own words to the faces and roll them! This word sorting application is a simple to use grammar exercise.

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

Everybody Writes Everybody Writes was a four-year writing project managed in partnership by Booktrust and the National Literacy Trust, and funded by the Department for Education, up until March 2011. Everybody Writes provided teachers with innovative ideas and practical resources to help them run projects to get children in primary and secondary schools excited about writing. The key principles of Everybody Writes were: Finding ways to take writing beyond the classroomProviding students with exciting stimuli for writing based on their experiences and interestsEstablishing real audiences for children's writingWriting across the curriculum An Everybody Writes project could involve staging an alien spaceship crash landing in the playground The University of Sheffield, which evaluated the project independently, said: ‘Everybody Writes has been outstandingly successful in meeting its objectives. Everybody Writes' guides Planning a writing project Everybody Writes' Case Studies Writing games Useful writing links

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!

Comprehension - worksheets | Comprehension This page on comprehension begins with development of reading, and moves to writing and the understanding of the written word. All reading relies on comprehension to enjoy and understand the written word. It is also essential to ensure that children increase their spoken and written vocabulary. Comprehension exercises ensure that this is developed and that children get the most out of their reading. It is good if children can be encouraged to question and analyse any passage whether in a book, on the computer, Kindle or any other electronic device that they might read. The papers below help develop all of the above skills as well as hopefully giving children enjoyment! When reading a story to children it is always useful for adults to ask children a couple of questions about the book. See also:Comprehension worksheets at Key stage 3 (KS3)Comprehension eBookComprehension activitiesComprehension books Comprehension Key stage 1 (KS1) Comprehension Key stage 2 (KS2) Comprehension books

Free stories and free books for kindergarten and first grade readers The Titanic - First Class Passengers The maiden voyage of the Titanic had attracted a number of rich passengers. A first class parlour suite cost £870 while a first class berth cost £30. The following are some of the more well-known first class travellers. John Jacob Astor The richest passenger aboard was multi-millionaire John Jacob Astor. He was travelling with his second wife, Madeleine, who was five months pregnant. Benjamin Guggenheim Millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim was travelling on the Titanic with a lady friend. Sir Cosmo and Lady Duff Gordon Lady Duff Gordon was a notable dress designer whose clientele included Isadora Duncan, Oscar Wilde and the British royal family. The 'Unsinkable' Molly Brown Molly was the daughter of a poor Irish immigrant family whose husband struck rich when mining for silver. Isador and Ida Straus Isador Straus was a partner of Macey's department store, New York. There were 325 first class passengers on board - 175 men, 144 women and 6 children.

Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without - StumbleUpon I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. A great photo editing tool is a must for teachers and I recommend Aviary, LunaPic, Picnik, or BeFunky with some being simpler than others, but all having unique features. Creaza and Jaycut are answers to the Windows XP Movie Maker and Flipcam problem. Delicious or Diigo are online bookmarking networks teachers need. Doodle is a groovy scheduling tool teachers can use when setting up a collaborative work meeting or building social committee event. Dropbox is one of my absolute favorite tools shared with me by Intel Teach buddies Glen Westbrook and Jill Summers. Google Language Translator does a fairly decent job of language translation.

Printable Writing Journal Ideas How old were you four years ago? Describe some things you can do now that you could not do then. (critical thinking writing) 2nd through 5th Grades Imagine you worked at a football stadium. What do you like best about your home? Describe your favorite season (fall, spring, summer, or winter). Imagine you were on a trip to the moon. If you could spend an afternoon with one member of your extended family, who would it be? Which superpower would you most like to have-- invisibility, super strength, or the ability to fly? Describe one thing you're really good at. Would you rather live in a castle, on a houseboat, or on a farm? If you were a doctor, what kind of doctor would you be? Cinderella's fairy godmother used her magic wand to create a beautiful dress and slippers. Make up a creative story about a girl or boy who goes fishing and catches something very unusual. Manipulative Proofreading Wheels Manipulative wheel for students to use when they're checking over their writing.

37 Ways Teachers Should Use Pinterest Posted on Sunday February 5, 2012 by Staff Writers There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to connect with other educators, get ideas for classroom activities, and find inspiration. One of the newest and best of these online tools is Pinterest, which has quickly become a favorite among educators. Using online “pinboards” teachers can save everything from photos to blog posts in one easily accessible and usable place. Educators who are curious about Pinterest should sign up for an invitation today (it’s still invite only, but it doesn’t take long to get an invitation) and start creating their own amazing collections of pins. Inspiration Pinterest is ideal for getting inspired on a wide range of topics. Get inspiration for decorating your classroom. Lessons You’ll find a wealth of lessons and ideas on Pinterest to look through. Swap lesson plans. Professional Collaborate with other teachers and educators. Fun Find inspiration.