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Eren
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Hi everyone!

In my adventure of teaching my kids to read and write in English I have researched a lot and found gold mines on the internet for teaching for free. I'll save you the trouble of looking and put some of the best links that I have found right here. I have classified them by the skill that we are working on. The following are online interactive sites for phonics;

 

Phonics Online activities – free membership is required. Make up your own password.

http://www.iknowthat.com/com/L3?Area=WordBuilder&COOK=

 

Best Interactive site for teaching phonics (has other language skills also other than phonics)

http://www.starfall.com

 

Interactive site that also has printables for phonics and poems with phonics.

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

 

Online games for learning phonics- excellent!

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/control_page/front2.htm

 

Teaches diverse English Language skills- alphabetical order, type the word, phonics etc. excellent! Is separated by level of difficulty

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

 

Good interactive phonics site

some activities are too hard

http://www.northwood.org.uk/phonics.htm

 

Phonemic awareness games and some other skills like memory, etc.

http://www.brainconnection.com/teasers/

 

 

Sound of Letter Links

 

Sound of Letter exposure:

Click on the letter and then click on the objects that begin with that letter. Many letter and letter sounds

http://www.readingtarget.com

 

Sound of Letter exposure:

A slide presentation in story format to explain the ea sound- he can read it and learn phonics principles at the same time.

http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Language_Arts/Phonics/PHN0202.html

 

Sound of Letter identification: (also enhances vocabulary)

Find 3 objects that start with the letter.

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/games/flash.php?contentId=11114201&

 

Sound of Letter identification:

Match the fish that says a word with the same beginning sound as the word that the seal said. Click on the seal if you want to hear the word again. 

http://www.cogcon.com/gamegoo/games/pawpark3/pawpark3.html

 

Sound of Letter identification:

Click on the letter and then click on the objects that begin with that letter

http://www.kiddonet.com/gb/flash/phonics/Intro.html

 

Sound of Letter identification:

Click on the letter  that is the first sound of the animal

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/control_page/front2.htm

 

Sound of Letter identification: (also enhances vocabulary)

Clifford- Find the words that begin with the same sound as the picture. Then click on the picture and drag into the box. Explain to him that after he does one list he must click on try another one.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm

 

Sound of Letter exposure: (of vowels & various vowel sounds)

Go to this index and choose Words (with a cat face on it)

A window will pop up which has 3 options.

#1-The first option exposes the vowels and their various sounds

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm#

 

Sound of Letter exposure & alphabetical order:

Press the letters on the keyboard and Elmo says the letter name while an object that starts with that letter pops up. This is good to review the letter names and sounds. You can even have him go in the alphabetical order (remember the alphabet song) and repeat what he just saw.

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/sesamestreet/games/flash.php?contentId=9495524&

 

Alphabetical Order Links

 

Alph. Order;

Type the missing letter. Don’t go for hard or hardest always easy because those other levels are too advanced and may frustrate the student.

Also you can ask the lion to sing the alphabet song.

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/abcow2.html

 

Alph. Order;

Click on the flower that has the missing red blank letter. Can be played over and over again – will change the missing letters each time restarts the game.

http://www.little-g.com/shockwave/garden.html

 

Learning Words Links

 

Words identification:

Interactive-He has to read the word and put each word in the right place:

http://www.janbrett.com/games/hedgies_alphabet_game/intro.html

 

Words pronunciation:

Clifford - Read the words and then click on the word and drag into the right box to see if you read the word correctly. Explain to him that after he does one list he must click on try another one.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/confusable/index.htm

 

Words exposure: (color and shape words)

Words identification: (color and shape words- spelling)

Go to this index and choose Words (with a cat face on it)

A window will pop up which has 3 options.

#2-The second option is where the child needs to spell out each color word. Click on a crayon to begin.

#3- is where the child needs to spell out each shape word. Click on a shape to begin.

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm#

 

English oral comprehension and thinking skills: (very good)

He has to guess what’s in the bag through the clues that are oral and written. Then  he clicks his answer. After that he just clicks continue and more what’s in the bag comes up.

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/in_the_bag/index.html

 

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Hi Eren,

Thanks a million for sharing your comprehensive list -- Brilliant!

/Christina
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Lana
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Hi Eren!
I just found your list ...and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for putting it together for your fellow multilingual parents.
It's priceless!

Lana
Peg
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Eren, thank you for the sites. Question: has anyone found similar sites to teach Spanish or numbers (English or Spanish) to kids?
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