Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Bring technology into your Foundation Phase Reading lessons


Here in South Africa the 2012 year has started and the Foundation Phase (Grades R-3) has started implementing the new CAPS curriculum. I thought this would be a great opportunity to draw your attention to 12 websites that have great reading material for your young learners.

1. Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net/



This site is presented by the Screen Actors Guild  Foundation. This is an online video programme with their members reading stories aloud. Each story has some activity suggestions plus a further Activity Guide download with some superb activities and ideas on it. 


2. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
http://www.rif.org/assets/interactive/peter_rabbit.html

This is Beatrix Potter’s famous tale beautifully retold using the original drawings and showing the words so that the learners can read along.
 
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3. Speakaboos
http://www.speakaboos.com/stories



4. Riffs Reading Planet
http://www.rif.org/kids/readingplanet/bookzone/read_aloud_stories.htm

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5. Topmarks
http://topmarks.co.uk/EducationalGames.aspx?cat=37

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6. Meegenius e-books for kids
http://www.meegenius.com/store/books/free/



7.  AOL Kids
http://kids.aol.com/KOL/2/koljrstories/archive/animal-stories

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8. PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/



9. Read to me
http://www.readtomelv.com/current-books/



10. National Geographic Young Explorer
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngyoungexplorer/moreissues.html

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11. Starfall
http://www.starfall.com/



12. Short stories
http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/childrenindex.html

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Classroom application
Perhaps you don’t have the facilities to make use of these in your classroom – but have you ever considered creating a classroom blog? You could then list these websites on the blog so that parents can make use of them at home.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing these - they all seem good but the first one I liked the best. Am going to use them in my grade two classroom for sure.

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  2. You make a thoughtful case about how technology can enhance the good works of early childhood educators. I look forward to hearing more about how EC educators are connecting and sharing through technology. Thanks!
    digital inspiration

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