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Websites To Support Literacy

  1. 1. Websites to Support Literacy Karen Brooks Created 3/16/10
  2. 2. Resource Location <ul><li>Teaching 2.0: A Professional Development Blog </li></ul><ul><li>SlideShare </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>TELL </li></ul>
  3. 3. New and Coming <ul><li>NYS Regents Test Cut Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Common Core Standards for English Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>NYSED CI & IT Tool Kit </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web2.0 Digital StoryTelling Tools for Educators
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Top 10 Favs Today  <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Vocaroo </li></ul><ul><li>Crocodocs </li></ul><ul><li>Voki </li></ul><ul><li>Pixton Comics </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Blabberize </li></ul><ul><li>PhotoPeach </li></ul><ul><li>MyWebsiration </li></ul><ul><li>xTranormal </li></ul><ul><li>Yodio </li></ul>
  6. 6. Resources for Web2.0 <ul><li>Web 2 Go 2 </li></ul><ul><li>All My Favs – Education </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum 21 – Language Art </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum 21 – Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum 21 – Writing </li></ul><ul><li>CogDogRoo </li></ul><ul><li>Web Tools 4 U 2 Use </li></ul>
  7. 7. Math and Literature <ul><li>Math and Literature: Perfect Together! </li></ul><ul><li>Math and Literature Idea Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics and Children’s Literature </li></ul><ul><li>SMaRT Books </li></ul><ul><li>Math Storybooks that Makes Math Come Alive </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematical Fiction </li></ul>
  8. 8. 5 Blocks in Reading
  9. 9. Phonemic Awareness and Phonics <ul><li>Grades PreK-2 </li></ul><ul><li>Starfall – Phonemic awareness, phonics and fluency </li></ul><ul><li>Orson’s Farm: Phonemic Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Lab : Phonemic awareness and phonics activities </li></ul><ul><li>GameGoo </li></ul><ul><li>Building Language and Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Study Dog – Supports all 5 building blocks to reading </li></ul>
  10. 10. K-1 <ul><li>Arthur Games from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Games – Letters To... </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Games – Poetry Club </li></ul><ul><li>Arthur Games – Muffy’s Wardrobe </li></ul><ul><li>Story Scramble </li></ul><ul><li>Unmatching Game </li></ul><ul><li>Between the Lions Games from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Building Language for Literacy from Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Digby Mole’s Word Games from BBC; end sounds, first sounds, and rhymes </li></ul><ul><li>ISpy from Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Literactive </li></ul><ul><li>Literactive – Spelling Bee </li></ul><ul><li>Literactive – Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Spelling Words from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Spelling 2 from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Squanky from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Squanky 2 from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Picture Match from ReadWriteThink </li></ul><ul><li>Road to Reading – Click on Road to Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Sound and Letter Time from Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Word Build from ReadWriteThink </li></ul><ul><li>Word Wizard from ReadWriteThink </li></ul><ul><li>What’s in the Bag from ReadWriteThink </li></ul>
  11. 11. Real-World Reading Explore age-appropriate readings that reflect activities beyond the school. Seek topics of interest to individual students to support and develop text comprehension. <ul><li>Grades K-1 </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic News </li></ul><ul><li>– Ask a Weather Watcher (Listen & Read) </li></ul><ul><li>– Here Come the Frogs! (Listen & Read) </li></ul><ul><li>– Insect World Records (Listen & Read) </li></ul><ul><li>– Growing Up Gater (Listen & Read) </li></ul><ul><li>– Meet Mr. President (Listen & Read) </li></ul><ul><li>– Welcome Back, Bald Eagles! (Listen & Read) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Real-World Reading Grades 2-3 <ul><li>Dragonfly </li></ul><ul><li>KidsHealth </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic Special Reports </li></ul><ul><li>National Geographic for Kids Stories from Around the World </li></ul>
  13. 13. Reading Skills Practice The following websites provide practice in reading and support phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and vocabulary development. Resource: <ul><li>AB Cow from Between the Lions </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet from Pauly’s Games </li></ul><ul><li>Alphabet Action </li></ul><ul><li>Barney Games from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Caillou from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon Tales from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Games from BBC CBeebies – Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Pounce from Between the Lions </li></ul><ul><li>Razzledazzle from BBC </li></ul><ul><li>Sesame Street from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Sesame Street Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Memory Game from Pauly’s Games </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Beginning Sounds from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Alphabetical Order from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Matching Letters from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Real or Make Believe from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Word Order from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Beginning and End Sounds from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Paw Park: Beg, Middle, End Sounds from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Word Play from Between the Lions </li></ul>
  14. 14. Grades 2-3 <ul><li>Arthur Games from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Between the Lions Games from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Maggie’s Learning Adventures from Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Maya & Miguel from PBS Kids </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Idea Engine from Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Garfield’s Reading Ring </li></ul><ul><li>Wizards and Pigs: Poetry Pickle from Game Goo </li></ul><ul><li>Word Build from ReadWriteThink </li></ul><ul><li>Word Wizard from ReadWriteThink </li></ul>
  15. 15. Vocabulary Development <ul><li>Word Central – Look up words or build your own dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>WordWeb – Free desktop dictionary/thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Merriam Webster Online – Online dictionary/thesaurus with word games </li></ul><ul><li>Little Explorers Enchanted Learning Picture Dictionaries </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet Picture Dictionary – Comes in five languages (English, French, German, Spanish and Italian) with word games </li></ul><ul><li>Fact Monster Dictionary – 125,000 entries plus numerous word games </li></ul><ul><li>Big IQ Kids - </li></ul>
  16. 16. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul>
  17. 17. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>Dr. LeBeau's HomePage </li></ul><ul><li>Grade One:   Strategies for Reading and Writing Print Strategies for Fiction and Non-fiction Texts: Problem-Solving Words and  Writing about Our Lives from NYC Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Two : Non-Fiction Reading and Writing Using Non-Fiction Features and Text Structures to Build Knowledge and Vocabulary and Non-Fiction Research: Writing to Inform from NYC Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Grade Three Reading and Writing with Independence Reading Habits: Acquiring Strategies for Independent Reading and Writing Habits: Acquiring Strategies for Independent Writing from NYC Schools </li></ul><ul><li>KidsReads This website shares reviews of “cool new books” and authors. The books are categorized by age and by genre. There is a link for podcasts and another for book clubs. The newsletter highlights the newest and best on the site. </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic for Parents This site contains age appropriate guides for helping your child learn to love reading. Divided into early childhood and school age children, the site also contains resources for helping your child with math, technology and other subjects. Additionally, there is an array of information about family matters. </li></ul><ul><li>Time for Kids This site shares diverse resources for parents including virtual tours around the world, kid-appropriate current events stories, homework help, and graphic organizers. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Children’s Literature Directory by author </li></ul><ul><li>Web English Teacher Vocabulary Resources </li></ul><ul><li>List of Grammar Resources </li></ul><ul><li>BBC Words and Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Mama Lisa </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Safety Song </li></ul><ul><li>eMints - eThemes </li></ul><ul><li>Micetro Mozart </li></ul><ul><li>Little Red Hen </li></ul><ul><li>Spin and Spell </li></ul><ul><li>Robot Super Sorter - The Super Sorter will give you a list of books and activities you might like to try. </li></ul><ul><li>What is in a Sentence – Proof Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Language Arts Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Free Elementary Language Arts Activities </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Grammar Game </li></ul><ul><li>Dan’s Copy Editing Game </li></ul><ul><li>Prefix and Suffix Game </li></ul><ul><li>Double the consonant or change the Y game </li></ul><ul><li>Match homophones Game </li></ul><ul><li>Early Childhood Education Network - Literacy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Spelling City </li></ul><ul><li>ABC Spelling Wizard by Scholastic </li></ul><ul><li>Read Across America – 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Internet 4 Classrooms Grade Level Help by Subject </li></ul><ul><li>Bouncing letters Game </li></ul><ul><li>TutPup Spelling </li></ul>
  20. 20. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>High School </li></ul>
  21. 21. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>ALAN The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents website provides a comprehensive guide to books and reviews for teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>Teen Reads List This site offers teenagers reviews by other teens and allows them to see what other teens are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)  Booklists This site includes Popular Paperbacks, Quick Picks, and Best Books for Young Adults as well as award winners. </li></ul><ul><li>   This is a comprehensive website about poetry and poets. </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Slam Incorporated This website represents Poetry Slam, Inc., the official organization that manages the international coalition of poetry slams. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy J. Keane's All Together Now (ATN) Book Lists This site has numerous booklists, where you can search by themes, school subjects, and much more. </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Nonfiction - The American Library Association website provides several booklists, including one on nonfiction books for teens. </li></ul><ul><li>The National Writing Project – Helps teachers to give students new so students become accomplished writers and learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare and the Internet This site offers an “everything Shakespeare” approach – even search engines. </li></ul><ul><li>NoodleQuest – Research Strategy </li></ul>
  22. 22. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>General </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
  23. 23. K-12 Interactive Resources <ul><li>Bookr </li></ul><ul><li>Make Believe Comics </li></ul><ul><li>Character Scrapbook– Readers Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Mortifying Monday </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteThink </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Literacy Website focuses on what it means to teach literature. The site is divided into the following categories: British literature, multicultural, poetry, drama, speech, Shakespeare, literary genres, mythology, media and technology. </li></ul><ul><li>New York State Reading Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>Zunal – WebQuest host and search engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Magnetic Poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery PuzzleMaker </li></ul><ul><li>EssayRater </li></ul><ul><li>FotoBabble </li></ul>
  24. 24. Links to National and State Standards <ul><li>IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts This document shares a fresh, professional vision for students to develop the language skills and strategies that will make them active, informed members of society. </li></ul><ul><li>The International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals These standards answer the question, &quot;What should new reading professionals know and be able to do?&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE Guideline: Multi-Modal Literacies This NCTE Executive Committee summary statement explains how integration of multiple modes of communication and expression can enhance or transform the meaning of the work beyond illustration or decoration. </li></ul><ul><li>NCTE Guideline: Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing Recognizing that writing is an increasingly multifaceted activity, the NCTE Executive Committee offers several principles to help teachers understand and implement effective writing instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>State by State Standards Locate the English language arts and/or literacy standards for your state. </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S) Teachers can use these standards as guidelines for planning technology-based activities in which students achieve success in learning, communication, and life skills. </li></ul><ul><li>ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T) Building on the NETS for Students, the NETS for Teachers define the fundamental concepts, knowledge, skills, and attitudes for applying technology in educational settings. Relates especially to pre-service teacher education. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Continued <ul><li>International Reading Association The International Reading Association addresses a broad range of issues in literacy education. </li></ul><ul><li>National Council of Teachers of English Plenty of resources that promote teaching, research, and student achievement in the English language arts at all grade levels. </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association The American Library Association offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Reading Zone This section of the Internet Public Library is a user-friendly site that offers links to online stories and magazines, resources for teachers and parents, and information about children's authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Online This is a free electronic journal (published by the International Reading Association) with hundreds of articles on a range of topics in reading education. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadWriteThink Enjoy a wide selection of free standards-based lesson plans and Internet resources that help teachers and students integrate technology and language arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Strategies Online: What is Balanced Literacy? This resource explains numerous components of a balanced literacy program. The site contains many links to helpful online resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching: Piaget Learn more about Piaget and stages of cognitive development. </li></ul><ul><li>Vygotsky's Theory of Cognitive Development More about Vygotsky and applications of his theory in education. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Reading Rubrics <ul><li>Developmental Reading Assessment Rubric - </li></ul><ul><li>Regina Public Schools Language Arts Rubric </li></ul>
  27. 27. Gaming from TELL <ul><li>Educational Board Games </li></ul><ul><li>Once Upon A Time </li></ul><ul><li>LetterFlip </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing Eggs </li></ul><ul><li>Werewolves </li></ul><ul><li>Orchard </li></ul>
  28. 28. Online Books <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Reading A-Z (requires subscription): Free downloads of printable, leveled books. Good for take-home reading or practice, best for K-3. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Page is the free site of ReadingA-Z (see above). Lots of free downloadable books & vocabulary readers. Best for K-3. </li></ul><ul><li> International Children’s Library. A selection of e-books in different languages, including English. Great resource for ESL students, too! </li></ul><ul><li> Online “e books” for kids </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> Lots of class literature FREE online </li></ul><ul><li> Free e-books in public domain, most are pre-1920. Appropriate for strong readers 4 th grade+ </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Classics </li></ul>
  29. 29. Online MAGAZINES <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> Click on the “Students Link” and then click on “Scholastic News Online” </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  30. 30. Teacher Must Know Websites <ul><li>Reading Lady good comprehension, readers theater & other resources </li></ul><ul><li>Hello First Grade wonderful for K-2 </li></ul><ul><li> website of teaching ideas from the NCTE & IRA groups </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Web Readers Workshop For teachers of 5 th -8 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Columbia Readers and Writers Workshop Readers & Writers Workshop of Teachers College website –book lists, free conferences, more </li></ul><ul><li> Selection of over 300 book talks for introducing books to students </li></ul><ul><li> American Library Association’s list of great websites. Too many to mention but click on the “Language & literature” section, especially the “Authors & Illustrators” website </li></ul><ul><li>Planting a Literacy Garden </li></ul><ul><li>Keys to Comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Ready to Print Resources for Mosaic </li></ul>
  31. 31. Networks and Newsletters <ul><li>English Companion Ning Network This &quot;Edublog&quot; offers English teachers support in curriculum development while building community. In 2009, it was the winner of the best educational use of a social networking service award from Edublog Awards. </li></ul><ul><li> great newsletter (also has a very good by-subscription section) </li></ul><ul><li> Literature recommendations by grade level & theme; wonderful occasional newsletter </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Langwitches Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Mosaic List Serve Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Choice Literacy – The Big Fresh Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>PBS Teacher and Parent Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>CCSSO – Reading and Writing Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>Reading From Scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Florida online Reading Professional Developmen t </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Oswego Public Library Early Literacy Newsletter </li></ul>
  32. 32. Publishing <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  33. 33. Parent Resources 2009-2010 from Karen Brooks and Darlene Westinghouse <ul><li>The following are on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8Pm in the Conference Center: </li></ul><ul><li>April 4/21/10 Web2.0 Tools and Parents </li></ul><ul><li>May 5/19/10 Summer Resources for Students </li></ul>
  34. 34. Parent Resources 2010-2011 from Karen Brooks and Darlene Westinghouse <ul><li>The following are on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 8Pm in the Conference Center: </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 9/15/10 Sites for Homework Help </li></ul><ul><li>Oct. 10/13/10 Internet Safety and the Networked Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Nov. 11/10/10 Educational Board Games, Online Games, and educational iPhone Aps </li></ul><ul><li>April. 4/13/11 Web 2.0 and the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>May 5/18/11 Computer Basic - What every person should know </li></ul><ul><li>June 6/8/11 Educational Sites for Summer Help </li></ul>
  35. 35. More Parent Resources <ul><li>Dr. Sue LeBeau </li></ul><ul><li>NYC Schools Parent Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery Parent Corner </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  36. 36. Contest
  37. 37. Contest Guidelines and Prizes
  38. 38. Edutopia Free Friday Giveaways
  39. 39. Karen Brooks Citations <ul><li>Template Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Eduscapes </li></ul><ul><li>NYC Schools DOE </li></ul><ul><li>Web English Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Words Their Way </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth-by-Mouth Phonics </li></ul><ul><li>Scholastic </li></ul>