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Choose your own adventure stories


Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories

Posted at 11:43 pm under best of the year, writing
A key concept that’s important for students to learn is the importance of engaging with the text — not just being a passive reader.




Comprehension


Book Adventure- http://bookadventure.org

English Works! Reading Exercises

How to improve reading comprehension

Into the book


Treasures- http://activities.macmillanmh.com/reading/treasures/






Reading Comprehension
Throughout each lesson students receive constructive feedback, and a detailed end-of-round report is displayed after several passages have been completed
Content on this web site is based on Merit Software's popular reading skills programs: Accu-Reading, Developing Critical Thinking Skills for Effective Reading, and Vocabulary Fitness.




Games


Adrian Bruce's reading games

Kids games, videos, stories, crafts, lesson plans - worlds of stuff for kids!

Virtual traveller
travel the globe and record your experiences



Strategies


BBC Skillswise

fact and opinion, Summarising, Types of text, Your stories, Scanning,Skimming

Big Ideas in Beginning Reading

Bitesize
Deduction, dictionary, Non-fiction , Poetry

English

English-Zone.Com - the BEST English-Learner's site on the 'Net!

General English sites compiled by sue lemmer

Go to readwritethink.org-calendar-index.asp

How to Improve Reading Skills

Instructional Strategies Online - Guided Reading

Links - For Students

Links - Teaching Ideas and Strategies

Literature Circles - Student Roles Passage Picker

Literature Circles
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literature map
provides a web of authors you might like based on authors that you already enjoy reading. To use Literature Map just type an author's name into the search box and webbed list of authors will be displayed. The authors' names closest to the author whose name you entered are the authors whose work you're most likely to enjoy.




Literature Learning Ladders



Mrs A's Reading Room

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Here you will find information about reading tips, reading websites, upcoming events, and much more! Use the tabs above or the links to the right to find what you need.



MyRead Guide – Guided Reading

Primary Literacy Resources

Primary Resources English

Puppets Unit Plan [English Online]

Read, Click and Win with BookAdventure!

Readers Circle

Reading Comprehension Games





Reading for Pleasure

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The site is primarily a Skills for Life resource but may be relevant if you are working with Adult Entry level groups on developing reading and story writing skills. It has a section on [[exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.readingforpleasure.org.uk/storytelling.php|Story telling]] which has lesson plans and ideas as well as a Professional Development Unit




Reading Rockets 103 Things to Do Before-During-After Reading

Reading Strategies
(A Think Aloud)
Reading Strategies
(PowerPoint)

Read, Write, Think
High quality resources for reading and language development.

Scholastic.com




Tools


ReadPlease

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ReadPlease is suitable for those who have a visual impairment and/or experience dyslexia. By simply copying and pasting information from a word document or Internet page, ReadPlease will read or echo back the copied text.As well as changing background colours, text can also be magnified to meet a range of needs.Download ReadPlease (11 MB)



ReadingBar

ReadingBar is the latest addition to the ReadPlease collection. ReadingBar seamlessly integrates into your web browser and will read information on the screen. It reads any web page, makes mp3/wav files, zooms any page, text-only version web pages, translates and much more! This is a 30 day trial.Download ReadingBar (18 MB)




Stories From The Web - Stories
Literature Circles http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/lang_lit_circles.htm
http://www.ttms.org/index.htm
strategies for teaching reading skills



starfall

free public service to motivate children to read with phonics. Our systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.