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Helpful tools, resources, and articles for teaching balanced literacy in the primary classroom.
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Educational Technology Guy: Study Ladder - math and literacy resources

Educational Technology Guy: Study Ladder - math and literacy resources | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

@daveandcori talks about @Studyladder_T a cool online math and literary resource!


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What I learned at school today: Daily 5 Listen to reading using IPads

What I learned at school today: Daily 5 Listen to reading using IPads | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

There are many apps that allow your students to read and interact with books on the ipad. For intermediate students there are endless options for free or nearly free resources. In french immersion primary however the resources are more limited. There are many picture books available for the ipad, unfortunately many of them cost money and only include 1 book per app. There are some other options for getting books of the ipad however. In my class I am using two apps: Itubelist and Rover.


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MmeHawtree's curator insight, January 10, 2013 9:06 AM

A blog post on two great apps for Listen to Reading in a French Immersion classroom.

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Puzzle Me Words - an Interactive Spelling game for Young Learners

Puzzle Me Words - an Interactive Spelling game for Young Learners | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

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Catch the Spelling (Online Game for Studying Spelling & Vocabulary)

Catch the Spelling (Online Game for Studying Spelling & Vocabulary) | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Practice Your Spelling & Review Vocabulary While Having Fun.

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Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity

Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

Looking for a Great app for developing spelling?

 

I've posted about SpellingCity.com website some time ago and I had to take a closer look when I heard they had produced a free app.

 

The app is in many ways very similar to the website, with ready made word lists that users just select...
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 - click on the type of game or activity they want to play; there are seven different activity types: Unscranble - Spelling TestMe - HangMouse - Spelling TeachMe - Missing Letter - Alphabetize - Audio Word Match.

 

To get the best from the app Functional skills, Family Learning and other Practitioners, really have to have a SpellingCity account as this enables them to import their own word lists and to manage and track their learners' scores.

 

That said, they can create a basic account for free.

 

If your learners' spelling and vocabulary needs some work, why not get them using it.

 

You can download the app from the iTunes store but, Sadly there's no Android version available at the moment.

 

Remember: Teaching spelling and vocabulary is easy with Vocabulary SpellingCity! Learners can study and learn their word lists using vocabulary and spelling learning activities and games.

 

 


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Traditional Spelling Approaches vs AVKO's Approaches to Teaching Spelling

Traditional Spelling Approaches vs AVKO's Approaches to Teaching Spelling | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
The reason for the failure of traditional spelling approaches is carefully explained and the reasons why AVKO's research based approaches to the teaching of spelling works
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Research on Spelling Automaticity

Research on Spelling Automaticity | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
VocabularySpellingCity presents evidence in support of the importance of spelling in reading comprehension in the reprinted article by Pamela E. Hook and Sandra D. Jones, The Importance of Automaticity and Fluency for Efficient Reading Comprehension.
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Spelling Strategies and Patterns: What Kids Need to Know – Heinemann firsthand series

Spelling Strategies and Patterns: What Kids Need to Know – Heinemann firsthand series | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
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Effective ways to teach kids to spell! 

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10 Great Writing iPad Apps for Teachers and Students

10 Great Writing iPad Apps for Teachers and Students | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

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Star Wars: Trilogy Comic Creator Game | Star Wars | Hasbro

Star Wars: Trilogy Comic Creator Game | Star Wars | Hasbro | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover Star Wars: Trilogy Comic Creator Game from Star Wars.

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BookChook's curator insight, January 25, 2013 12:32 AM

This comic creator has limited features (eg text is only the sentences on offer, not editable.) Nevertheless, might be a good way to get young Star Wars fans to create. 

Jean Anning's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:06 PM

Useful comic creator - intuitive user interface - suit upper primary or lower seconday students

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Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

A free website to teach children to read with phonics.
Exciting phonics games and online interactive books.


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Creative writing tips for teachers: ideas and activities to inspire your class

Creative writing tips for teachers: ideas and activities to inspire your class | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Literacy co-ordinator and ideas magpie Kate Parietti explains how she uses video, drama and real-life experiences to help students develop their creative writing skills

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Educational Software | Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools

Educational Software | Teaching with Comics | Bitstrips for Schools | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Bring comics to the classroom with educational software that helps students create, share and collaborate on comics - without drawing a line. Use Bitstrips for Schools to teach reading comprehension, writing and digital literacy.

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Vidéos TFO

Vidéos TFO | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

Mini-TFO videos are ideal for young French Immersion learners. The language is fairly simple, the characters are expressive and the topics covered fit well with many areas of curriculum. I love using the "Boite a surprise" early in the year when reviewing letter sounds with my students.  They also love the songs, stories and poems.


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A Great app for developing spelling

A Great app for developing spelling | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

For those of you who don't know about SpellingCity, the website enables learners or teachers to enter a word list and then automatically generate a range of interactive multimedia activities based around the words. The site automatically adds audio recordings of the words and example sentences to the activities it generates. There is a great range of activities that students can do within the site and they can generate certificates for their teacher or parent to prove they have done their homework.


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DemmyAnd's curator insight, March 19, 2013 8:05 PM

Can be used for Proficiency level words? must look into that...

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Reading Eggs Spelling App for Grades 1-6

Reading Eggs Spelling App for Grades 1-6 | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

"We previously covered the Eggy Words app from Reading Eggs, and we were interested in their new app focusing on spelling, vocabulary and literacy skills. The Reading Eggs Spelling app uses spelling and letter games for kids in Grades 1-6. Each app includes 10 spelling games that reinforce a different literacy skill, including proofreading, word endings and plurals, compound words, and syllables."


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13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly

13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

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Heinemann Books: Authors: Sandra Wilde

Heinemann Books: Authors: Sandra Wilde | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Sandra Wilde, Ph.D., is the author of numerous Heinemann professional books including Funner Grammar as well as the firsthand classroom resource Strategic Spelling. She is widely recognized for
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Summer PD: New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird | Edutopia

Summer PD: New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird | Edutopia | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

New Teacher Boot Camp from Edutopia - week 3 - Using Storybird


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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

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Teacher Book Wizard: Find Children's Books by Reading Level, Topic, Genre. Level Books | Scholastic.com

Teacher Book Wizard: Find Children's Books by Reading Level, Topic, Genre. Level Books | Scholastic.com | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it
Teacher Book Wizard searches children's book publishers and recommends books for all grades, reading and book levels. Find leveled books for all reading levels for your classroom library.

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students | Literacy: Primary Classroom | Scoop.it

Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.”

Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume.


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