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Categories : English, First Class, Games, Interactive Whiteboard, Junior Infants, Literacy, Reading, Second Class, Senior Infants, Spelling, Writing
Storybook is a great website with games, word banks and videos about a collection of stories written by authors Scoular Anderson, Debi Gliori, Mairi Hedderwick and Frank Rodgers. It would be a prerequisite to have the books of course and the books in question are Never Keep a Python as a Pet, Katie Morag and the New Pier, My Little Brother, I Can’t go to Sleep, The Bunk-Bed Bus, Backseat’s Special Day, Oh No Peedie Peebles and The Snow Lambs. Teachers of the younger classes my well be familiar with some of these and hopefully have them in their libarary. If so the website is for you.
The sie has interactive activities for each of the stories including bright, fun games and choosing the correct letter to complete words from the story. There are also videos of the authors talking about their story and reading excerpts. If you have these stories I highly reccomend using this website. It is suitable for children from Junior Infants to possibly 2nd class at a push.
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Categories : English, Fifth Class, First Class, Fourth Class, Literacy, Poetry, Reading, Second Class, Senior Infants, Sixth Class, Third Class, Writing
Writing Fun is a website set up by Jenny Eather which helps students with writing composition. The website provides instructions, tips, organisers and examples of a variety of writing composition such as narrative, discussion, explanation, persuasion, information, and others. Also included in the site are the skills necessary to compose everyday text forms such as letters, invitations, and email. Each type has at least 6 examples, for different age groups, with an interactive organiser which can be switched on or off. All of the organizers are available in Microsoft Word format for download to use for word processing or as a printable. This is a great site for students to use as homework help for those writing assignments and could also be used by parents who home school their children.