Teaching Reading

Kindy

Sites

Adrian Bruce Reading Games (Adrian teaches at Byron Bay Community School 
and has a big IT rep)
http://www.adrianbruce.com/reading/games.htm
Download these free reading games for teaching sounds and blends.

Little Animal Activity Centre
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/laac/menu.shtml
Play games and learn first and end sounds as well as reading online stories.

The Highway Game
http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/arthur/truckgame/
Find all the letters of the alphabet with this online game.

Magic Key
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/
Unlock the secrets of sentence writing and work out new words with characters.

Starship English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/starship/english/index.shtml
Unscramble the words and create stories of your own.

Sesame Street Games
http://aol.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/?scrollerId=games
Learn the alphabet with Super Grover

Picture Match
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/picturematch/
Learn beginning, short and long vowel sounds by matching the sounds with the pictures.

Write the Alphabet
http://www.bornthinker.com/ctemplate.php?body=writing_the_alphabet&t=e#
Use the virtual pencil to write the letters of the alphabet.

Lessons

Whole-to-Parts Phonics Instruction
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=157
Letter-sound correspondences are taught within a meaningful context, 
and in an explicit, systematic, and extensive manner.

Gingerbread Phonics
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=114
In this lesson, early readers in grades K–2 use familiar words from a 
traditional story to learn letter–sound correspondence.

Using a Predictable Text
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=131
This lesson uses a predictable text to help students learn high-frequency words. 

Kinder Reading and Literacy Skill Worksheets
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/tablek.html
100 worksheets in PDF format to support the teaching of reading to Kinder students.

Phonics In Context
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=304
In this lesson decoding skills are introduced, taught, practiced, 
and reinforced within contexts meaningful to students.

Letter Recognition and Sound Identification
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=132
This lesson covers the basics of letter recognition. 
Your students will apply their knowledge of letters and 
letter sounds as they identify pictures in an attractively illustrated alphabet book.

Mother Goose Activities
http://teachers.santee.k12.ca.us/carl/mother_goose.htm
Matrix of activities related to nursery rhymes.

Generating Rhymes
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=121
This lesson supports the goal of helping young students develop 
phonemic awareness and recognize and generate rhymes through songs, poems, 
and games.

Nursery Rhyme Activities
http://www.thevirtualvine.com/nurseryrhymes.html
Collection of nursery rhymes and associated activities.

Book Sorting
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=145
This sorting activity addresses critical-thinking skills, 
observation and categorization processes, and reading comprehension and 
provides an opportunity for observation of student interaction and conversation. 

Year 1-2

Sites 

Between the Lions Reading Games
http://pbskids.org/lions/
Learn sounds and blends as well as unscramble words with these online games.

Fox in Sox Game
http://www.seussville.com/games/lb_fox_in_socks_matching.html
Rearrange the words in the correct order to describe the picture shown.

Gawain's Word
http://pbskids.org/lions/games/gawain2_op.html
Joust with a medieval knight to blend words in this interactive game.

Words and Pictures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml
Online games for learning sounds, blends and high frequency words.

PBS Games
http://pbskids.org/games.html
Large collection of online games to support learning to read.

Dynamo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/dynamo/home.shtml
Come and play in my Dynatastic Den, jam packed with games and quizzes.

Arthur and Friends
http://pbskids.org/arthur/index.html
Read along and play reading games with your favourite characters.

What When Where Why
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/5_9/index.shtml?wwww
Hang out with the gang and improve your reading skills with these online games.

Fun to Read
http://www.starfall.com/n/level-b/index/play.htm?f
Interactive reading games.

Digger and the Gang
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/
Nash, Flick and Sprat\'s antics will help you get your English skills on track.

Animal Study
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/animal-inquiry/
Create your own animal study using this online activity.

Comic Creator
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/index.html
Create your own comic online using this interactive site.

Alphabet Kids
http://www.mrsalphabet.com/
Learn the Alphabet using this cartoon character flash cards.

Rattic in the Attic
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/rattic/rattic1.html
Animated read along story.

Three Little Kittens
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/storyhour/goose/kittens/
Read along Story.

Robert Munsch Virtual Story Room
http://www.robertmunsch.com/storytime.cfm
Robert Munsch\'s books are available for listening to here online.

Grimm's Fairy Tales
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/grimm/index2.html
Read and listen to some of these famous fairy tales.

Lessons

Between the Lions: Exploring Short-Vowel Sounds
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=173
In this lesson, early readers in first grade review short-vowel sounds, 
and practice their skills using a variety of games from the Between the Lions website.

Year 1 Reading and Literacy Skill Worksheets.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table1.html
100 worksheets in PDF format to support the teaching of reading to Year 1 students.

A-Hunting We Will Go
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=264
Students brainstorm pairs of rhyming words and create their own verses for the song.

Year 2 Reading and Literacy Skill Worksheets.
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/CompactforReading/table2.html
100 worksheets in PDF format to support the teaching of reading to Year 2 students.

Family FUNdamentals Home Learning Activities
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140--69358--,00.html
Literacy activities for preschool and early elementary students to practice at home.

Active Reading
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=35
Students read a story and play a matching game to integrate new words 
into their sight vocabulary.

Animal Study: From Fiction to Facts
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=286
This lesson describes how to use selected fiction and nonfiction literature 
and careful questioning techniques to help students identify factual information 
about animals.

Teacher Reference

Reading Recovery
http://www.readingrecovery.org/index.asp
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-on-one tutoring 
for low-achieving first graders. 

Centre for Early Literacy Information
http://www.earlyliteracyinfo.org/
An online resource for literacy teachers and researchers.

The Reading Tree
http://www.aability.com/rindex.html
Information about learning to read and common reading problems.

Literacy Leadership Tools
http://www.tki.org.nz/r/literacy_numeracy/professional/leader/lead_tools_e.php
This site is designed to help school leaders to raise achievement and close any 
identified gaps in literacy throughout their school.

Rhyme Zone
http://www.rhymezone.com/
Enter a word and this site produces a list of rhyming words.

Alphabet Avenue
http://teachers.santee.k12.ca.us/carl/alphabet_avenue.htm
Links to resources supporting the teaching of reading.

Webbing Into Literacy
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html
Downloadable reading program which emphasises the use of nursery 
rhymes in the teaching of reading.

Literature Cyberguides K-3
http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/SCORE/cyk3.html
List of book guides and activities for over 40 children's books.

Early Childhood Literature Cyberguides
http://www.cbel.com/early_childhood_education/
Listings of hundreds of children\'s books with associated activities.

Between the Lions: Things to Print
http://pbskids.org/lions/printables/
Print these sound, matching and sentence activities.

Arkansas Comprehensive Early Literacy Model
http://www.arliteracymodel.com/teacherresource/index.html
Literacy teaching ideas and curriculum for infant grades.

By Request: Ideas for teaching students with impaired vision.

Visual Impairment: Tips for Teachers
http://www.svrc.vic.edu.au/tipsforteachers.html
Strategies for teaching students with visual impairments and classroom 
environmental considerations.

Teaching Students with Vision Impairments
http://www.as.wvu.edu/~scidis/vision.html
Strategies for teaching students with visual impairments.

Teaching Blind Students or Students with Low Vision
http://www.provincial-cec.on.ca/Resources/Webresources/BSLVWR.htm
Links to sites listing classroom strategies for Regular Education Teachers 
who have students with visual impairments.

Classroom Strategies - Visual Impairments
http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/strategies.htm
Classroom strategies for Regular Education Teachers who have students 
with visual impairments

TSBVI
http://www.tsbvi.edu/index.htm
Site with extensive resources supporting teachers of Blind and 
Visually Impaired Students.

Visual Impairments
http://www.glc.k12.ga.us/trc/search.asp?mode=result&intpathid=209&strKeyword=Visual+Impairment
Accommodations for students with Visual Impairments.
Thanks Charlie
www.PrimarySchool.com.au
 

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