Literacy Website Links


A Selection of Websites to Support Children’s Literacy Development

Fables and Morals

A mixture of Aesop and others. Very good.

http://www.bedtime.com/html/sr-fables.html

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html

A huge collection of downloadable folk-tales from around the world, arranged by theme. However, not all tales are suitable for children.

Rhymes

A wide variety of rhymes and accompanying activities.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Rhymes.html

Score  

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html

Literacy Games

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooeyhome.html

The Poetry Zone

http://www.poetryzone.ndirect.co.uk/index2.htm

A great starting point for anything to do with teaching poetry. It has links to dozens of really useful resources.

More Literacy Games 

http://pbskids.org/lions/

Fun with Letters

http://www.meddybemps.com/letterary/index.html

Words and Pictures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml

Aesop’s Fables

http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/

Fairy Tales / Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

http://hca.gilead.org.il/

Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World to Help Kids Grow.

http://hazel.forest.net/whootie/default.html

Free On-Line Books

http://www.free-book.co.uk/fiction/childrens-fiction/index.htm

Infant Explorer

Includes 'Sebastian Swan' big books (free!!) etc. Really good resource.

http://www.naturegrid.org.uk/infant/

Download 30 Free Books

http://www.readinga-z.com/newfiles/tour/tour7.html

Learning to Read

http://www.toread.com/

Resources for Language Arts and Reading Research. A vast collection of interesting links (mostly American).

Reading Matters

http://www.readingmatters.co.uk/

UK site with reviews, lists, ideas and starting points. A very worthwhile site.

 

Literacy and Technology

Links to a variety of  useful resources

http://campus.fortunecity.com/newton/40/home.html

Writing Frames – creating them in Word

http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/literacy/Writing-frames/frames3.html

PowerPoint Features to Use in the Classroom

http://www.amphi.com/~pgreenle/classpowerpoint.html

Using PowerPoint with a Projector

http://www.kented.org.uk/ngfl/literacy/halfway.html

 Kids’ Freeware

A selection of free computer programs especially for children

http://kidsfreeware.com/

Free ware arena

http://freewarearena.org/PHPNuke/modules.php?name=Web_Links&l_op=viewlink&cid=1

An index of freeware sites on the WWW

A Word a Day

http://www.wordsmith.org/awad

Worth a look, especially the ‘Archives’ section

 Vocabulary University

http://www.vocabulary.com/

Puzzlemaker

http://www.puzzlemaker.com

Variety of resources: puzzles, mazes, word searches etc. Useful.

Education Place

http://www.eduplace.com/index.html

Language Arts Activities

http://classroom.jc-schools.net/la/activities/index.html

Tutorials

http://www.microsoft.com/education/O2kTutorial.aspx

Poetry

http://www.night.net/tucker/rhyme-time1.html-ssi

Score  

http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/cyberguide.html

Literacy Games

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/gooeyhome.html

Literacy Games 2

http://pbskids.org/lions/

Fun with Letters

http://www.meddybemps.com/letterary/index.html

Words and Pictures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/index.shtml

Word Processing Activities

http://www2.lhric.org/eastramapo/techweb/integration/wordprocessing_activities.htm

Consonant Clusters

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/clusters/index.shtml

Variety of online games and activities to help with initial and end clusters in words (eg clap, mask).

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