Junior School: Literacy

Featured Video - It's a Book by Lane Smith (the book can be found in the library :o)

Writing

http://www.ladybirdreadityourself.com/mix-up-fairytales Rewrite classic fairytales by dragging adjectives etc into the spaces

http://www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/embed.cfm Quite a sophisticated story maker

PERSUASIVE WRITING


Uniform vs non-uniform cartoon clip http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/6874.flv

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/discussion-for-and-against/8444.html - discussion 'for and against' Concept mapping tool for constructing an argument

http://ideasforteachers.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/persuasive-texts-naplan/ Lists writing prompts and also picture books that tie in with persuasive writing

Spelling

http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/abc Spell a picture - select letters for words to match pictures

http://www.spinandspell.com/game.swf Spin and spell interactive spelling game

http://www.languageguide.org/english/ Great vocabulary resource - click on the picture, see and hear the word *

http://pbskids.org/wordquest/index.php#/team great vocab games

http://www.mrthornedoesphonics.com/ Free phonics videos

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/ search 'phonics' for a range of video clips

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Reading

http://techtoolsforreading.wikispaces.com/ Technology tools for teaching reading

http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/Genres.htm A series of free posters introducing genre - really useful

http://www.strivney-english.com/ A free, online, interactive phonics program that helps students learn to read

http://www.kiddonet.com/gb/flash/phonics/Intro.swf interactive simple alphabet game suit prep and pre-prep

http://2sparkley.edublogs.org/2010/07/16/online-stories-for-the-iwb/ online story telling sites

http://www.starfall.com/ Free K-2 phonics-based reading sites

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp Another great list of reading sites - free after you register

http://abralite.concordia.ca/ A Canadian site that has many great reading activities.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/clf/tguidesitemap.htm?lnkid=TNav:SA:Computer%20Lab%20Favorites&ESP=SA/ib//acq/comp_lab_fav_tnav_SA///nav/txtl A range of reading and writing activities.

Mr Thorne does phonics - amazing resource: http://www.mrthornedoesphonics.com/

Online children's picture books: http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/

Grammar

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/clubhouse/index_pre.html Excellent grammar game focusing on sentence types and sentence building

http://www.harcourtschool.com/menus/preview/harcourt_language/grammar_park.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/1139.flv idioms

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/3511/bedroomsn7.swf Prepositions

Nouns



Unsorted

http://www.whatsyournews.com/ Great way at looking at news

http://www.communication4all.co.uk/HomePage.htm A huge resource with downloadable templates and activities