May 27, 2010
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.
Free Reading Lessons - Homeschool, After School, Elementary School, Summer Study
May 6, 2010
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 LITERACY at The Children's University of Manchester
March 10, 2010
Memoov - Animation Studio online
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, 2010The 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 - Download mp3 and iPod format today!
January 18, 2010
5. STORY PATTERNS
6. NURSERY RHYMES
8. TEACHING EXTRAS
KIZCLUB-Learning Resources for Kids
January 5, 2010
Inkless Tales: Animated Alphabet, Online Stories, Games, Songs and Learning Fun!
December 8, 2009
Math, Spelling, Algebra, etc!!!
tutpup - play, compete, learn
November 23, 2009
Great K-3 SMARTboard Sites
November 19, 2009
Some of Robert Munsch's books are available for listening to here online!
The Official Robert Munsch Website
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.
* 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 Charlotte's Web
o Goosebumps Graphix* Write A Journal: Great Depression Era
November 13, 2009
bubbabrain - K-12+,
October 30, 2009
October 21, 2009
October 20, 2009WordAhead 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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October 9, 2009
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.
September 28, 2009
Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study)
September 24, 2009Free English Word Games For Kids - Kindersay
September 16, 2009
SMART Exchange beta
September 14, 2009Game 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, 2009This 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
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 DistrictStories 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
LA1RA01b_phonics.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)
June 16, 2009
Reading and Technology: Make the Connection -- Websites complied by Diana Dell, Ed.S.
April 20, 2009
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. 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, 2009Weboword 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.
March 19, 2009Myths 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, 2009BBC - KS1 Bitesize Games - Numeracy (Maths)
March 16, 2009
Teachers Love SMART Boards: Interactive Vocabulary Review Games
February 25, 2009
Online interactive magnetic poetry kits