Tikatok - Kids Activities: Publish a Children's Book with Tikatok Reading Enriches Learning - REL home The Reading Enriches Learning website aims to stimulate and motivate all students to become confident readers. Each themed collection highlights a topical issue (i.e. Values, History, Sustainability) that is critical to Australian schooling today. These themes act as a springboard for learning as students actively make connections between literature and the world in which they live. What will I find on the site? The collections feature books chosen for younger readers (years 2–4) and older readers (years 5–8). Author and illustrator profiles Focus questions prior to reading, during reading and after reading Relevant websites Student-centred activities Interactive proformas and worksheets Ongoing assessment ideas (for learning, as learning, and of learning). Developed by leading educators including Barbara Braxton, Joy Lawn and Jennie Bales, the resources can be freely downloaded and put into classroom practice. Where do I start? Select an appropriate theme from the list. About the authors
7 Resources for Teaching and Learning Vocabulary One of my teaching assignments this semester is to work with students who need extra help preparing for the SAT (all 11th grade students in my school are required to take it). I split the responsibility with a mathematics teacher. My focus is on helping the students develop their reading skills and knowledge of vocabulary. This assignment got me to go back in my archives of resources for teaching and learning vocabulary. Vocab Ahead offers online study rooms in which students can take practice vocabulary quizzes. Wordia is a free visual, video dictionary. Word Stash is a free service that describes itself as "half vocabulary builder, half dictionary, and full awesome." Knoword is a fun and challenging game that tests your ability to match definitions to words. Flashcards, either online or physical, still seem to be one of the preferred methods of studying vocabulary words. Words, Words, Words is a free vocabulary app for Android from Socratica.
Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit back to top
Little Bird Tales - Home 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. 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. Alphabet Soup – Students need to read and comprehend a question and think of a possible answer using jumbled letters. What websites do your students use during Literacy?
Study flashcards online or mobile. CoboCards CogDogRoo - StoryTools 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Slideshow Tools Generates content that allows linear playback of a series of images, some with ability to add audio. 2. Upload images from computer or flickr or upload PowerPoint files. 3. "...effortlessly combine photos and video clips with words and music to personalize your story. 4. "RockYou! 5. "Slide lets you use photos and other digital content to publish and discover the people and things that matter to you." 6. 8. Creates horizontal slide shows from flickr sets ) no text or audio.
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