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  • Does anyone know what Web 2.0 is? (Interactive web).
  • Teachers don’t often like doing creative writing. Kids don’t like it etc.
  • Teachers don’t often like doing creative writing. Kids don’t like it etc.
  • Even the rugby boys in Grade 7 who aren’t the least bit interested in schoolwork love this.
  • Show some of the ways we so poetry in class first
  • Show some of the ways we so poetry in class first
  • Ideas for reading and writing in the Foundation Phase

    1. 1. Reading and Writing in the Foundation Phase Presented by Fiona Beal fiona@schoolnet.org.zaa http://fionabeal.edublogs.org http://schoolnetsa.blogspot.com
    2. 2. 1. e-books
    3. 3. The Tooth FairyA collaborative story between three nations Part 1: Kirdup and Geocro in South Africa Part 2: Brandon in Canada Part 3: Alan, Jero and Nico in Argentina
    4. 4. Part 1: The Loose Tooth
    5. 5. One day a little girl was playing in the garden. Her name was Taylor andshe was playing with her cousin Kirsty. You see, Taylor had a wiggly tooth,and it was really bothering her, a lot. All of a sudden, POP! Out came thewiggly tooth!!"Hooray!" said Kirsty. "At last your tooth has come out. You will have to putit under your pillow so that the tooth fairy can come and get it and leaveyou some money.“"Oh really?" said Taylor clapping her hands with excitement.
    6. 6. Grade 3 storieshttp://barnowlstories.wikispaces.com http://www.youblisher.com/
    7. 7. 2. Global literacy projectCreating and sending Flat Stanleys to another class along with a week’s diary
    8. 8. Reading the Flat Stanley diaries as podcasts
    9. 9. 3. Story-starter sites
    10. 10. http://www.thestorystarter.com/jr.htm
    11. 11. http://www.creativewritingprompts.com/#
    12. 12. http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/storystarters/storystarter1.htm
    13. 13. 4.Online writing sites
    14. 14. a) Storyjumper http://www.storyjumper.comThis is a free flip-page book withartwork attached. You can enter awhole class to have these e-books
    15. 15. A sample from Tamsyn in Grade 5
    16. 16. A sample from Tamsyn in Grade 5http://www.storyjumper.com/book/index/572294/4c68afedee407
    17. 17. Examples of Storyjumperhttp://icteducator.blogspot.com/2012/06/adventures-in-storyjumper.html http://icteducator.blogspot.com/
    18. 18. b) Storybird http://www.storybird.comThis is a free online writingprogramme with loads of beautifulart to get you thinking and creatingan e-book.
    19. 19. Storybirdhttp://fionabeal.edublogs.org/2011/05/25/fun-using-storybird/
    20. 20. c) Artisan’s Picture Book http://artisancam.org.ukThis is a free online writingprogramme which is great for theyounger leaeners
    21. 21. d) Little Bird Tales http://littlebirdtales.com/http://fionabeal.edublogs.org/2011/05/10/we- loved-using-little-bird-tales-today/This is a free online writingprogramme which has a place forthe learners to draw or their ownillustrations or import images.
    22. 22. http://www.littlebirdtales.com/tales/view/story_id/22625/ /
    23. 23. e) Word Tamerhttp://www.wordtamer.co.uk/ This site gives a feeling of adventure. feeling of adventure! You have a live narrator who guides you through the process of your story. You can choose: *your characters traits *their hair *their eye colour *their size You are then led on to jot down information about your character: *where they live *what they like *what they dont like *who there friends are, etc.
    24. 24. f) Newspapershttp://www.fodey.com/generators/newspaper/snippet.asp
    25. 25. g) 50 online writing tools
    26. 26. h) Vocabulary-building sites
    27. 27. http://www.tagxeedo.com
    28. 28. i) Poetry
    29. 29. http://teacher.scholastic.com/writewit/poetry/flash_pie.htm
    30. 30. Poetry templates from http://www.readwritethink.org
    31. 31. j) PodcastingGreat for listening to reading
    32. 32. Vocaroo.comhttp://vocaroo.com
    33. 33. Download tokeep forever
    34. 34. k) Reading sites
    35. 35. http://askatechteacher.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/weekend-website-51-17- story-sites-for-first-and-second-grade/
    36. 36. http://www.starfall.com/
    37. 37. http://www.highlightskids.com/Stories/Rebus/rebus_theNoise0 705/0705_theNoise.asp
    38. 38. http://www.watertowncsd.org/index.cfm?bid=5&cid=3927
    39. 39. http://www.storylineonline.net/
    40. 40. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

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