ELA (ES)

May 27, 2010

Free Reading Lessons/Activities

Smarttutor.com's FREE Reading Activities help children become better readers by teaching the following necessary sub-skills:

Phonics: Children learn systematic and predictable relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.

Phonemic Awareness: Children learn to identify, think about, and work with individual sounds in spoken words.

Vocabulary: Children learn appropriate grade-level words to help them expand their vocabulary and communicate more effectively.

Sight Words: Children learn to recognize common sight words from the Dolch and Fry word lists to increase reading fluency.

Reading Comprehension: Children learn to actively construct meaning when reading both fiction and non-fiction passages.

All activities are research-based and presented in an engaging and interactive environment that will grab your child's attention and keep them interested and motivated to learn.


Free Reading Lessons - Homeschool, After School, Elementary School, Summer Study

May 6, 2010

Debate Unit - Grade 5

This is a collaborative unit that employs many technological skills, as well as writing and oral skills. The team booked the notebook USB bracelets that are available for booking through the Resource Centre, as well as the MP3 kit that is also available.

You can download a Word Version

a PDF Version

and the Notebook File to go along with the unit.

Thanks to Maria, Russ and Renee for working on this Unit!

March 11, 2010

The Children's University of Manchester

Resources include online interactive learning materials for use on whiteboards or PCs; video clips which will bring the University to your desktop; downloadable resources and educational games. Content will be aligned with, and complement existing Key Stage 2 web-based learning resources.

The Children's University of Manchester

LITERACY at The Children's University of Manchester

The Literacy section has some great activities including a World Language Map, a word origin activity, adjective detective and a wonderful interactive activity for learning about idioms. LITERACY at The Children's University of Manchester

March 10, 2010

Memoov - Animation Studio online

Memoov is a Free Animation Creation service. Create and share user generated animation in minutes. no Animation skills needed. have fun animating and sharing quickly and easily.

Memoov - Animation Studio online

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

StoryJumper is a safe and educational place for your kids. Our site teaches your children to write a story in just 7 steps using our StoryStarter process. StoryJumper is an online tool that makes creative writing fun for kids.

Using our interactive workbook and lesson plans, teachers spark students' interest in developing and writing complete stories.

Kids can then put their creativity and project skills to work in crafting their very own professionally published hard-back books!

StoryJumper - Classroom Edition
Why a Classroom Edition


The Classroom Edition is designed to...
* give teachers an interface to manage and review students' work. * enable kids to share stories between the classroom and home. * maintain strict privacy controls over student information.

StoryJumper: publish your own children's book.

February 22, 2010

Create Movie | Zimmer Twins

The Zimmer Twins is a neat site for introducing elementary school students to making simple animated video stories. On the Zimmer Twins site students can create a story from scratch or complete one of the "cliff hanger" story starters. Students do not need to have any drawing skills in order to create a story as all elements are added to the video through a simple drag and drop interface. Students select settings, characters, character actions, emotions, and text styles then drag those elements into the storyboard. Students then arrange those elements and type words into the conversation bubbles where appropriate
Create Movie | Zimmer Twins

January 25, 2010

AudioOwl - Children - Free audio Books

Audio Owl is a great service for locating and listening to free audio books. Audio Owl catalogs public domain recordings of books that are in the public domain. Because the recordings are in the public domain anyone is free to download, listen to, and share the recordings. Audio Owl has arranged hundreds of recordings into an easy-to-browse collection. You can browse the collection by genre or search by title, author, or keyword. If you choose to browse by genre, Audio Owl presents all of the titles in a visually appealing display of book covers.
AudioOwl - Children - Free audio Books - Download mp3 and iPod format today!

January 18, 2010

KIZCLUB-Learning Resources for Kids

This website provides...

1. ABC'S

2. PHONICS

3. TOPICS

4. CRAFTS

5. STORY PATTERNS

6. NURSERY RHYMES

7. FLASHCARDS

8. TEACHING EXTRAS

KIZCLUB-Learning Resources for Kids

January 5, 2010

Inkless Tales

Animated Alphabet, Online Stories, Games, Songs and Learning Fun!
Inkless Tales: Animated Alphabet, Online Stories, Games, Songs and Learning Fun!

December 8, 2009

Tutpup - play, compete, learn

Welcome to Tutpup, where you can compete in fun, educational games against other kids from all over the World! Read more about us.

Math, Spelling, Algebra, etc!!!
tutpup - play, compete, learn

November 23, 2009

Great K-3 SMARTboard Sites

The student links in this site are provided for instructional purposes. It is my desire to help parents develop incentives and expertise by raising parent awareness of the curriculum and teaching/learning strategies. These links are also great as centers in the "one computer classroom".

Great K-3 SMARTboard Sites

November 19, 2009

The Official Robert Munsch Website

Welcome to the Robert Munsch Virtual Story Room
Some of Robert Munsch's books are available for listening to here online!
The Official Robert Munsch Website

Pre-Fixes and Suffixes

Standard 1: Reading
The student reads and comprehends text across the curriculum.
Benchmark 3: The student expands vocabulary.
3. determines meaning of words through structural analysis, using knowledge of Greek, Latin, and Anglo-Saxon roots, prefixes, and suffixes to understand complex words, including words in science, mathematics, and social studies.
6th-8thGradeLanguageArts-PrefixesSuffixesandRoots.notebook

Writing Games

All Writing Games
 * A Dog's Life: Create a Tale
* NEW! Allie Finkle: Name the Play
* Chasing Vermeer: Report for the Hyde Park Times
* Eddie Dickens: Write a Dreadful Act
* Esperanza Rising Story Builder
* Goosebumps Chain Story
* Hoot: Write for Change
* Hugo Cabret:
o Write Your Own Word and Picture Story
o Tell It Your Way
* Inkheart: Speak Your Mind
* Ink Splot 26: Create-a-Caption
* Make a Dear Dumb Diary
* MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC! for...
o Amulet Graphix
o BONE
o Charlotte's Web
o Goosebumps Graphix
* Write A Journal: Great Depression Era
Writing Games

November 13, 2009

bubbabrain - K-12+, Elementary, Middle School, High School, AP Interactive vocabulary practice!

What a great site for interactive math, language and vocabulary games. Access by grade levels.
bubbabrain - K-12+, 

October 30, 2009

Annenberg Media Grade 6-8

Videos can be a good teaching resource, but they need to be used as part of lesson rather than being the lesson. Annenberg Media provides lesson plans that model using video as a part of the lesson rather than using video as the lesson. Lesson plans are categorized by content and grade level. Most of the lesson plans include free online videos. To find lessons that include free online videos look for a small "VOD" symbol attached near the title of each lesson plan. Clicking the VOD symbol will launch a video player in a new window
]Annenberg Media

Annenberg Media Grades 3-5

Videos can be a good teaching resource, but they need to be used as part of lesson rather than being the lesson. Annenberg Media provides lesson plans that model using video as a part of the lesson rather than using video as the lesson. Lesson plans are categorized by content and grade level. Most of the lesson plans include free online videos. To find lessons that include free online videos look for a small "VOD" symbol attached near the title of each lesson plan. Clicking the VOD symbol will launch a video player in a new window
 Annenberg Media

Annenberg Media K-2

Videos can be a good teaching resource, but they need to be used as part of lesson rather than being the lesson. Annenberg Media provides lesson plans that model using video as a part of the lesson rather than using video as the lesson. Lesson plans are categorized by content and grade level. Most of the lesson plans include free online videos. To find lessons that include free online videos look for a small "VOD" symbol attached near the title of each lesson plan. Clicking the VOD symbol will launch a video player in a new window
Annenberg Media

October 21, 2009

Arcademic Online Educational Games

Arcademic Skill Builders are research-based and standards-aligned educational games that offer an innovative approach to teaching basic academic skills. We incorporate features of arcade games and educational practices into fun online games that will engage, motivate, and teach your students.

Arcademic Skill Builders: Online Educational Games

October 20, 2009

WordAHead-Vocabulary Lists - AWESOME!!

WordAhead now gives teachers the ability to create custom playlists of vocabulary videos. The playlists can be shared via email, a posted link on a blog, or by posting a vocabulary video widget on a blog or website. The teacher section of WordAhead also offers advice for having students create their own vocabulary videos.

You do need to register but it is worth it!
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WordAHead

October 9, 2009

Punctuation Campground

In the activity, a sentence is presented for the student. The student then has to determine what punctuation to add to the sentence to make it correct.

To enter the punctuation, students touch where they want to enter some punctuation and then they touch on the punctuation types listed below the sentence. If they need to move the cursor, they can touch on arrows to place the cursor exactly where they want.

The activity has a hint button that shows where punctuation needs to go but does not tell the student what punctuation is required. Also, below the activity are links to a glossary where students can learn when to use the correct punctuation.


Punctuation Campground

September 28, 2009

Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)

Word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and much more.
Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)

September 24, 2009

Free English Word Games For Kids - Kindersay

Free English Word Games For Kids - Kindersay

September 16, 2009

SMART Exchange beta No Log In Required!!!

Discover easy-to-use, relevant, classroom-ready content and a growing, vibrant community on the SMART Exchange. Quickly find, evaluate, download and share a variety of digital resources in one easy-to-access location. Connect with colleagues locally or around the globe to exchange lesson activities, ideas and insights.
SMART Exchange beta 

September 14, 2009

Game Classroom - Wow What a site!!! K-6 games Math ELA

Game Classroom contains a nice collection of Math and language arts learning games.
Educational Games, Worksheets & Homework Help for Kids, Parents and Teachers | Game Classroom

September 11, 2009

Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems

This is an incredible site that has hundreds of stories and poems that you can download in "mp3" format. You can also download and view the stories in text format to accompany the audio. This could be one of the most valuable resources for audio media I have ever seen
Lit2Go: MP3 Stories and Poems

September 9, 2009

Interactive Whiteboard Games | PBS KIDS

The PBS KIDS Interactive Whiteboard Games collection is simply outstanding and definitely deserves the credit it gets. For reasons that should become obvious, it is also the #1 website shared by the teachers who I follow on Twitter. 

When you go to the site, you can click on the subject area and it will do a fun scroll to that particular subject area. In addition, you can also sort on title, description, level, topic, and audio by clicking on the corresponding word in the header for each subject.


Interactive Whiteboard Games | PBS KIDS

September 3, 2009

Stories - Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use - Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District

Stories Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use - Grades K - 5

Stories - Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use - Grades K - 5 - Oak Street Elementary School - Plattsburgh City School District

June 24, 2009

Phonics lesson

Suitable for Grade K, 1/2
LA1RA01b_phonics.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

June 16, 2009

Reading and Technology:  Make the Connection -- Websites complied by Diana Dell, Ed.S.

Many educators view the Internet and multimedia technology as factors contributing to a reduction in the amount of time children are engaged in reading books. Teaching in the Information Age requires that educators modify their view and transform their instructional practices to utilize technology's power to improve the reading ability of students. Today's students need to be guided in developing the ability to make use of the Internet and multimedia technology to increase critical literacy skills. Inquiry-based instruction in a collaborative classroom environment helps teachers to do just that. Students are motivated to read not only to find answers to their questions about the world, but also to read for enjoyment.
Reading and Technology:  Make the Connection -- Websites complied by Diana Dell, Ed.S.

April 20, 2009

The MY HERO Project Homepage

My Hero is a site where students can write about people they view as...heroes. You can register and create a multimedia webpage about your choices, but, even better (at least, in my view), you can go to the Guestbook area and write a short piece that appears immediately (there are automatic filters to screen content, plus it's manually screened later).


The MY HERO Project Homepage

Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare.

Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Writeboard makes it easy to... Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea Compare different versions of a document Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc. Subscribe to documents via RSS and be notified of changes Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration

March 30, 2009

Weboword - Vocabulary Visualized

Weboword is a fun little website designed to help students learn new vocabulary words. Each of the vocabulary words on Weboword have cartoon drawings depicting the meaning of that word. Students are encouraged to submit their own drawings to Weboword. Weboword also offers crossword puzzles for students to try. Weboword appears to be a relatively new website, but the idea of the website is a good one. I hope that Weboword is able to get some traction and become a larger depot of vocabulary words and activities.

Vocabulary

March 19, 2009

Myths and Legends from E2BN

Myths and Legends Story Creator is a fun website that students can use to create their own cartoon myth story. The Myths and Legends story creator is a more than just your typical drag and drop cartoon builder. Myths and Legends allows students to create sound effects to insert into their stories.
Myths and Legends from E2BN

March 17, 2009

BBC - KS1 Bitesize Games - Numeracy (Maths)

BBC - KS1 Bitesize Games - Numeracy (Maths)

March 16, 2009

Interactive Vocabulary Review Games

Here are the Interactive Vocabulary Review Games for Notebook 10 that were requested by my readers. I hope others can use some of these as well!
Teachers Love SMART Boards: Interactive Vocabulary Review Games

February 25, 2009

Kids' Poetry Page

Online interactive magnetic poetry kits

Kids' Poetry Page