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Book Adventure | Free Reading Program

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Read, click, and win with Book Adventure – a free, motivational reading program available to children in grades K-8.
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Teach With Phonics Skills Chart

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This chart below, created with the guidance of phonics expert Wiley Blevins, included key phonics skills, the approximate age most kids master them, and illustrations of mastery — plus sample activities for each skill level from Scholastic books...
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Classroom Resources - ReadWriteThink

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Lessons, interactives, calendar activities, and more, right at your fingertips.
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I love this site. You can use these activities on the Smart Board!

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Illustrations of Practice - AITSL, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

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The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers are a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality.
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Contains a selection of great videos to help pre-service teachers see what it takes to achieve the different standards.

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Promethean

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Find out about interactive whiteboards, student response systems, interactive tables and digital resources from the Promethean World website.
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PETAA - Primary English Teaching Association Australia

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The Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) is a national, not-for-profit professional association supporting primary school educators in the teaching and learning of English and literacies across the curriculum.
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Interactive Whiteboard Games | PBS KIDS

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Play educational whiteboard games for the classroom from PBS KIDS. Created by educational media experts and vetted by educators, PBS KIDS games are a great way to make learning fun!
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Literacy Planet

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Literacy Planet harnesses digital media and takes learning to a whole new - some would even say addictive - level. With its competitive animated gaming world, young learners are naturally engaged and motivated to work harder to make it to the next level. Learners are also given freedom of choice when exploring content within the game. Working at their own pace, they have choice in what content areas they would like to explore (i.e. phonics, spelling, vocabulary) and by doing so they are encouraged to be enthusiastic, self-motivated learners. Students also have the option of competing agains other players who may be in the seat next to them or on the other side of the world.

 

As the teacher you can also assign specific work to either an individual or whole class group, and then use the resources assessment tools to gauge students' progress. 

 

This resource does come at a cost by with all its raving feedback, $10 per month for home use seems undeniably worth it. 

 

CONNECTIONS to the CURRICULUM

 

FOUNDATION YEAR

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435)

 

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434)

 

 Know that spoken sounds and words can be written down using letters of the alphabet and how to writesome high-frequency sight words and known words(ACELA1758) 

 

Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words (ACELA1439) 

 

Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters (ACELA1440) 

 

Read predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge (ACELY1649)  

 

YEAR ONE

Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448) 

 

Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands(ACELA1449) 

 

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links (ACELA1450) 

 

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words (ACELA1778) 

 

Recognise sound—letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458) 

 

Understand the variability of sound — letter matches(ACELA1459) 

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Learn to Read With - ABC Reading Eggs | Where Children Learn to Read Online

Learn to Read With - ABC Reading Eggs | Where Children Learn to Read Online | Teaching Phonics | Scoop.it
Reading Eggs teaches children aged 3-7 how to read with fun and motivational online reading lessons and phonics games. Try a FREE 14 day trial today!
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Reading Eggs is by far one of the better phonics resources on the market. Carefully designed by an experienced team of highly qualified educational experts, the program employs good phonics pedagogy by combining both didactic and authentic reading strategies in an innovative and engaging way. Being an Australian program, one can trust that the games and activities are not only culturally appropriate but also draw on the Australian reading curriculum, thus complimenting children’s learning at school.

 

Although the resource comes at a cost, the feedback from parents and teachers is that Reading Eggs is worth the money. You may wish to try it yourself with the 14 day free trial, available on the website. There are also seven supporting apps one can download at a cheaper price for iPads and Smart Phones.

 

Here are a few reasons for considering Reading Eggs:

97% of parents noticed an improvement in their child’s reading ability since using Reading Eggs

Based on solid scientific researchUsed in 2440 primary schools (and counting!)

Developed by expert educators with 20+ years’ experience

Money-back guaranteedOver 512 interactive games, motivating rewards and songsMakes reading fun – kids want to learn

One–on–one lessons to match your child’s ability

Detailed assessment reports to show and recognise progress

Suitable for children aged 3 – 12 years

 

CONNECTION to the CURRICULUM

 

FOUNDATION YEAR

Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes(ACELA1430)

 

Understand that punctuation is a feature of writtentext different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end ofsentences (ACELA1432)

 

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital textswork, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

 

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435)

 

Know how to use onset and rime to spell words(ACELA1438)

 

Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations (ACELY1646)

  Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations (ACELY1653) 

 

YEAR ONE

Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448) 

 

Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands(ACELA1449) 

 

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links(ACELA1450) 

 

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453) 

 

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words (ACELA1778) 

 

Recognise and know how to use morphemes in word families for example ‘play’ in ‘played’ and ‘playing’ (ACELA1455) 

 

Manipulate sounds in spoken words includingphoneme deletion and substitution (ACELA1457) 

 

Recognise sound—letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458) 

 

Understand the variability of sound — letter matches(ACELA1459) 

 

Write using unjoined lower case and upper case letters (ACELY1663)    

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Illustrated Phonics Stories

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Illustrated Phonics Stories, Learn to Read with Phonics Stories, Stories based on Short and Long Vowels.
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These resources employ both a didactic and authentic approach. The readers are great for practicing the short and long vowels and are accompanied by a variety of worksheets, videos, flash cards and games. One should be careful of using individual resources in isolation, as this is not sufficient for young learners to gain a thorough grasp on reading. Instead, the resources should be used alongside each other to promote good comprehension of read material. 

 

CONNECTIONS to the AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM:

 

FOUNDATION YEAR

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435)

 

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434)

 

Know that spoken sounds and words can be written down using letters of the alphabet and how to write some high-frequency sight words and known words(ACELA1758)

 

Read predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge (ACELY1649)

 

YEAR ONE

Understand patterns of repetition and contrast in simple texts (ACELA1448)

 

Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands(ACELA1449)

 

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words (ACELA1778)

 

Recognise sound—letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458)

 

Read supportive texts using developing phrasing, fluency, contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge and emerging text processing strategies, for example prediction, monitoring meaning and rereading (ACELY1659)

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Lesson Plans and Activities for Teaching Phonics

Lesson Plans and Activities for Teaching Phonics | Teaching Phonics | Scoop.it
These free resources, including lessons and activities, will help you use phonics to promote reading success
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Willex Okumu's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:59 AM

This is a rich site for langauge teachers

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Reading Rockets

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Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, assessments for reading comprehension, language arts, literacy, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness for children, especially those...
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Grammarly Handbook | English Grammar Rules

Free online writing and grammar handbook that covers all types of English grammar, style and word choice issues
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Literacy for the 21st Century

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Fishpond Australia, Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach: United States Edition by Gail E Tompkins. Buy Books online: Literacy for the 21st Century: A Balanced Approach: United States Edition, 2008, ISBN 0135028922, Gail E.
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Why Primary Kids Tweet

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When their Australian friends were threatened by floods, Kathy Cassidy's 1st graders tweeted to make sure they were safe. Result: authentic writing & reading.
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Behind the News

Behind the News is a high-energy, fun way for upper primary and secondary students to learn about current issues and events in their world.
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Differentiation and explicit teaching in English | Teaching AC English

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Oxford Owl

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Help your child’s reading with advice, tips, free ebooks and reading skills support. All for children aged 3-11 and provided by Oxford University Press.

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This website is aimed at parents, teachers and young learners in the United Kingdom, however that does not detract from its usefulness in Australian schools. This fantastic online resource offers expert help on teaching phonics, including how to help struggling readers and encourage a reading interest in children. There are also a variety of phonics games, assessment tools and my personal favourite....an entire library of books.

These books are sorted into age brackets but can also be organised by their type (ie. audio, biography, picture book) or series. A number of these books can be viewed online for free. These are all beautifully illustrated and great for introducing the different elements of a book to children (ie. title, page numbers, index etc). With Oxford Owl's 'Expert Help' section it is also a brilliant resource to direct parents to, as it can be a place for them to brush up on their own knowledge too.

 

CONNECTIONS TO THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

 

FOUNDATION YEAR

Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430)

 

Understand that some language in written texts is unlike everyday spoken language (ACELA1431)

 

Understand that punctuation is a feature of writtentext different from letters; recognise how capital letters are used for names, and that capital letters and full stops signal the beginning and end ofsentences (ACELA1432)

 

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital textswork, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

 

Recognise that sentences are key units for expressing ideas (ACELA1435)  

 

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434) 

 

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786) 

 

Know that spoken sounds and words can be written down using letters of the alphabet and how to writesome high-frequency sight words and known words (ACELA1758) 

 

Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words (ACELA1439)

 

Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters (ACELA1440)

 

Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575)

 

Respond to texts, identifying favourite stories,authors and illustrators (ACELT1577)

 

Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783)

 

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text(ACELT1578)

 

Identify some differences between imaginative and informative texts (ACELY1648)

 

Read predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge (ACELY1649)

 

YEAR ONE

Understand that the purposes texts serve shape their structure in predictable ways (ACELA1447)

 

Recognise that different types of punctuation, including full stops, question marks and exclamation marks, signal sentences that make statements, ask questions, express emotion or give commands(ACELA1449)

 

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how different types of texts are organised using page numbering, tables of content, headings and titles, navigation buttons, bars and links(ACELA1450)

 

Identify the parts of a simple sentence that represent ‘What’s happening?’, ‘What state is being described?’, ‘Who or what is involved?’ and the surrounding circumstances

(ACELA1451)

 

Compare different kinds of images in narrative and informative texts and discuss how they contribute to meaning (ACELA1453)

 

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words (ACELA1778)

 

Recognise and know how to use morphemes in word families for example ‘play’ in ‘played’ and ‘playing’ (ACELA1455)

  Manipulate sounds in spoken words includingphoneme deletion and substitution (ACELA1457) Recognise sound—letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458)

 

Understand the variability of sound — letter matches(ACELA1459) Discuss how authors create characters using language and images (ACELT1581)  

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Galactic Phonics

Galactic Phonics | Teaching Phonics | Scoop.it
Free phonics worksheets and resources for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
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Another free online resource that students can access at home to compliment their learning at school. Galactic Phonics breaks down the teaching of phonics into 7 sets to teach the initial letter sounds. There are also resources for teaching consonant blends, long and short vowels, phonemes, prefixes/suffixes, plurals, silent letters, verb tense etc. Within these categories there are a plethora of online games and printable worksheets too. The website itself does not explicitly explain the order in which these topics should be introduced or taught, therefore to ensure you and your learners gain the most from these resources, it is imperative one has a thorough comprehension of good phonics pedagogy.

 

The only thing this resource is lacking in is authentic practice. Therefore I would recommend students apply the skills they learn through Galactic Phonics to real texts they encounter in their everyday lives. Doing so employs a multifaceted approach to reading, which has proven to be the most successful reading strategy. 

 

CONNECTIONS to the AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM

 

FOUNDATION YEAR

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality (ACELA1433)

 

Recognise rhymes, syllables and sounds (phonemes) in spoken words (ACELA1439)

 

Recognise the letters of the alphabet and know there are lower and upper case letters (ACELA1440)

 

Produce some lower case and upper case letters using learned letter formations (ACELY1653)

 

 

YEAR ONE

Know that regular one-syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high-frequency words (ACELA1778) 

 

Recognise and know how to use morphemes in word families for example ‘play’ in ‘played’ and ‘playing’ (ACELA1455) 

 

Manipulate sounds in spoken words including phoneme deletion and substitution (ACELA1457) 

 

Recognise sound—letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458) 

 

Understand the variability of sound — letter matches(ACELA1459)(ACELY1659)

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