Friday night my colleague (3rd grade teacher who is blessed with my oldest this year) and I are presenting technology based Reading Resources to our K-6 families. We worked together on a list of our favorite websites and I looked for reading apps for older kids way too much over the last week. The result is a pretty decent collection of recommended resources from two National Board Certified Teachers! Unfortunately the hyperlinks didn't copy... Here is a link to her page (which by the way has some great math links too) until I fix it on here.
Reading and Writing Resources
Starfall - Starfall has games, books, word families, poetry, etc.
Storyline Online - This site provides an on-line streaming video program featuring Screen Actors Guild members reading children's books aloud.
Timberland Library - This site links to the kids section of Timberland Library. Through this page, you can access Tumblebooks, comics, magazine, book lists, etc.
Waltke’s Web - A Tennessee teacher’s website that has spelling words, activities, etc that are part of our reading series.
Award Books - Caldecott Award winning books
ReadWriteThink - International Reading Association - Parents guide to after-school activities.
Roy the Zebra - Reading games
We Give Books - Read books from the free digital library and We Give Books gives books to children who don’t have them.
PBS Kids - Reading Games
Storybird -Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They’re curiously fun.
Wacky Web Tales- Mad libs that are geared for grade 3 and up. A great way to practice parts of speech.
Funbrain - Reading - Mad Libs Junior - Mad libs that are more structured. You choose from a pre-formed list of nouns, verbs, etc.
Word It Out - Input words and they will be transformed into a word cloud.
Using technology in meaningful, developmentally appropriate ways to make learning come alive and differentiate instruction so that all students achieve. I hope this blog is helpful to anyone utilizing technology with children. If you have found it useful, I appreciate you letting me know and sharing with others.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Reading resources on the web
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