Tuesday, October 31
Someday to Monday - Enhancing Literacy
I stumbled across this site when looking for an interactive tool to support children with letter writing.
The student materials section of this site contains a range of engaging interactive tools to support reading and writing in primary schools. Each of the 40+ tools is well supported with a summary of the intended learning objectives, directions on how to use the tool and sample lessons that integrate the tool. No payment or passwords are required!
Ideal for use with a literacy group. A brief site introduction to the whole class via a data- projector followed by an opportunity for groups to explore and demonstrate their understanding of a particular text via one of these interactives would prove an ideal start.
A brief sharing back by the group would also help spread the word on the interactives available, how to use them and how they have helped develop the groups understanding.
I have listed some of the interactives below:
Character Trading Cards – explore characters by creating character cards
Plot Diagram – use to map the events in a story
Fact Fragment Frenzy - an online model for finding facts in nonfiction text
Comic Creator – use to compose own comic strips for a variety of contexts
Check it out and please post some feedback.
Posted by Rocky at 2:16 PM