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Blogging and the Literacy Curriculum

This article is cross posted on ABC Splash website. If you haven’t already checked out the site, I recommend you do so. There are many fabulous free resources and interactives for Australian teachers

Literacy Skills: How Far They’ve Come!

I am always telling people how much my students’ literacy skills have improved through blogging. In my seven year teaching career, I have not come close to finding another medium

Super Teacher Worksheets

Super Teacher Worksheets is a useful site for primary teachers that contains free, printable worksheets. The worksheets are divided into the categories of maths reading and writing grammar and phonics

StoryIt: Word Games

StoryIt is a website that doesn’t look amazing with its simple layout and advertisements but has some great resources for the junior primary classroom. While there are stories to read

MeeGenius

MeeGenius is a new site that has been popular on Twitter recently. MeeGenius is an online library of picture books for young children. Currently there are nearly 30 books available

New Blog: Teaching Literacy in the Early Years

This year I have been team teaching with Kelly Jordan. Combining our two grade two classes has so many benefits and we are finding we are really meeting the needs

Smories: Stories for Children

Smories is a website with short videos of children reading original stories for kids. There are 50 new Smories added every month. Writers are encouraged to submit their original children’s

Storytelling Tool: Five Card Flickr

Five Card Flickr is a simple yet useful tool that I found out about from a number of people on Twitter. Five Card Flickr deals you random pictures from Flickr

Sentence Activities for Lower Primary

This week, I have been reinforcing to my Grade Two students the importance of correctly using full stops and capital letters to form sentences. I have found that primary students

Two Reading Sites for Younger Students

I recently came across two sites that would be useful in the lower primary classrooms for reading lessons. SIGNED STORIES This British site contains a collection of free animated stories.

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