R-2 Literacy

This year, I have utilized the resources of these sites for the reading of fabulous stories aloud to children. My classes and my own children have loved them - highly recommended 

Goldilocks with extra resources for teachers

The Three Billy Goats Gruff with extra resources for teachers
Make a Troll design and make. Comes with all the outlines of what to do.

The Lambton Worm  'The Lambton Worm' is a song which was originally written in 1867 by C.M. Leumane for a pantomime to be performed at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne.  The text of the song has been used in this project by Northumberland Grid for Learning to create an animated version of the story which can be used in Literacy lessons as an example of a traditional tale.

The Little Red Ship 
R - 1
On this site you will find resources for Reception and Year 1 teachers including:
The Little Red Ship interactive story for pupil use. The story to download and also the book to print. Literacy resource sheets. Numeracy resource sheets. Clip Art & e-mail Captain Kate.

Nursery Rhymes
A collection of 18 favourite nursery rhymes for children to listen to, read, sing and explore interactively.
Extra resources include
Smart Notebook files with characters, scenes, sequencing activities & activity suggestions, as well as printable cards and posters.

The Talking Interactive Storybook.
 Module 1 follows the story "Kneejerk Meets the Aliens" in Module 1. The book is divided into two sections:Talking Storybook and Interactive sentence construction
Module 2  Phonics and Spelling. Reading (Guided and Supported). Writing (Shared and Supported).
Additional Resources from http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc-home.htm. Each stage is represented and has differing activities - including stories, phonics, poetry etc. Choose the "English" headings.

Lots of fantastic resources here.
Site of the week archive.

My favourite story site.

Lots of online stories read to the class. Make the stories "full screen" for best effect.

Here are the fantastic headings I click on. Each has a number of stories.

My equal favourite story site

The Little Animals Activity Centre is a fun way for 4-8 year olds to learn and play at home.
Great stories.
Go There!

The site requires Macromedia's Flash and Shockwave Player plug-ins.

Fairy Tales
Whootie Owl's stories to grow by
Whootie Owl's fairy tale collection - read the story and answer questions
Fairy Tale links - link to other fairy tale sites
Children's Stories pages - a collection of stories
Rachel vs The Wolf - a modern version of an old favourite
Aaron's Storybook - a collection of tales and legends
Oban's Animals, Myths and Legends

Additional Resources for Teachers
Welcome to the LiteracyCenter.Net! For younger students.
The LiteracyCenter.Net serves more than a million free literacy lessons a month to children in 141 countries. It provides safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge.
This site provides great links for Literacy.

Year 1/2
Other years  http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/subjects/literacy/ict/
Huge and excellent range of resources
Rhymes and Songs
English nursery rhymes online | kids songs | kids online games | Mother Goose rhymes | rhyme lyrics | children nursery rhymes | animated nursery rhymes

An outstanding list of sites. Some of the site is in French but the list is in English!
Use it to find the story needed.

List of sites and what can be found.

Stories from Primary Games
Interactive literature resources
Early Years  http://www.crickweb.co.uk
Phonics Yr 2 - Games

Word Builder Game
"The following list represents some of the best web sites for the educational setting which support activities that utilize technology purposefully and offer dynamic ways to enhance student learning experiences." http://faculty.une.edu/cas/gchstman/languagearts/#k-2
Lancashire Grid for Learning

Early Years
Fairy Tale Land

Online Picture Books. Lots of other headings along the left side of the page.
Early Childhood Books and Stories
Also a heading "What Books Will I Read"?
A long list of sites with "Stories for Children". Has an icon to show which sites have sound.
Another huge list of links from Eduscapes
A Book Online - Banph
The Adventures of Banph are the tales of an unlucky ant knight's endeavours to defend his kingdom against enemies of the carpenter empire. Dogged by Cedrich, the cricket minstrel who insists upon recording the ant's deeds in song, Banph encounters such foes as red slavers, barbaric beetles, and marauding locust.
Banph was created over twenty years ago. The work was written purely for entertainment of our young family members, but we think it's something everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.
Colouring Pages
Kidspirit DLTK    
Some Traditional Tales
The Ant and the Grasshopper,
The Three Little Pigs,
Beauty and the Beast,
Country Mouse and Town Mouse,
The Little Mermaid,
Little Red Riding Hood,
Tom Thumb,
The Tortoise and the Hare
Cinderella activity

Cinderella Theme - Lots of links

Cinderella Webquest

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
WebQuest - A Visit With the Bear Family

You are going on a visit to the home of the Three Bears. While there you will meet Goldilocks and see the messes she makes. http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/webquests/phanson/Index.html
Lesson plans for Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Using stories from the Internet I decided to use Goldilocks and the Three Bears....
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/ .
Big Books Online
http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/ .
Aesop Tales ...
Creative Writing OR Write "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" from the point of view of
Goldilocks. ... This activity is based upon a UK primary school's web page (see the link below) ...
Goldilocks and the Three Bears. ...
Wacky Story Writers
1/ Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Interactive Children's Story
 Enter an Animal Enter a Name Enter a Place (If it requires an article such as "the" (the woods) or "a" (a garbage can) ........
2/ Wacky Goldilocks story writer
July 2006


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Welcome to my site. I am an R-7 teacher in Adelaide, South Australia. Currently, I am teaching R - 2 in our northern suburbs.
Updated July 2006

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