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Online learning sites for Literacy


YEARS 1-3 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/ - Literacy interactive games. It can take time to load but has excellent graphics. 

http://www.pbskids.org/games/index.html - Hundreds of literacy games to play - top right corner has a drop-down box for more games including letter, spelling and vocabulary games. 

http://www.abcya.com/kindergarten_computers.htm - letter identification and basic keyboard skills. This site also has some spelling and sight word practice. 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/preschool/ngames/alphabet/AE.htm - Help your child learn the letters of the alphabet. 

http://www.wicked.org.nz/r/wick_ed/literacy/spellbinder.php - Look at the picture and use high-frequency words to write a story. This website has a useful link for parents about spelling through the levels. 

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - The Chute Shuffle and Blending Dragon games are great for sounds and sentence structure. 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/lookcover/lookcover.html - Good way to practice high-frequency words 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/magickey/adventures/ - Interactive games to help with writing and reading. 

http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-word-level.html - Activities to help children practice high-frequency words and blends. 


ALL AGES 

www.carnegielibrary.org/kids/storymaker/ - Great website for children to create their own story using pictures. The website is suitable for all levels. 

http://www.reading-rewards.com/ - Website for students and teachers - keep track of how long your child reads each day, get book recommendations and be rewarded with games after reading time. Teachers can also set up class reading groups for children to work on at home. 

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy/index.htm - Spelling, grammar and writing activities for all levels. 

http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/writing/Kids_Writing.html - Spelling, writing and grammar games for children - you will need to scroll down to see more games. 

http://www.zooburst.com/ - Create your own 3d pop up books. 

http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/writing.shtml -Loads of writing activities for different writing styles for all ages. 

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/ - Story starters for students who love to write at home. 

http://www.magickeys.com/books/ - Online stories.