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Reading by Scoilnet

Plenty of illustrated and animated stories to choose from. Try some of the writing activities and then write your own story in section!


Online Stories
Teachers

Storyline Online

http://www.storylineonline.net Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Video clips of stories read aloud online by actors from SAG (Screen Actors Guild Foundation). 'Private I. Guana' by Nina Laden is read by Esai Morales.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • associate print with enjoyment through listening to stories and poems read aloud
  • perceive reading as a shared, enjoyable experience
  • pursue and develop individual interests through engagement with books

Suggestions for use: On the IWB allow children to choose a story based on a picture walk. Pause when making predictions of connections.

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • continue to listen to and enjoy stories and poems being read aloud
  • engage frequently in informal discussion of books with teacher and others
  • engage in spare-moment reading and browsing by having ready access to reading material
  • engage with a wide variety of text
  • listen to entire stories read aloud in instalments

Suggestions for use: On the IWB allow children to choose a story based on a picture walk. Pause when making predictions of connections.

Asset type: Video
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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PBS Kids - Three Online Interactive Stories

http://pbskids.org/clifford/stories/index.html Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Three stories about Clifford the Big Red Dog with sound. Each story takes a minute to download but is well worth the wait. Corresponding printables available.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Receptiveness to Language

Suggestions for use: Read about Clifford the Big Red Dog and his friends.

in
Visual Arts

Strand: Drawing

Strand unit: Making Drawings

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Brementown Musicians Online Story

http://www.brementownmusicians.com/en/story Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Audio / Video / Other

Kidoons - Interactive Grimm fairytale with audio.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Suggestions for use: Animated classic tale.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Spaghetti Book Club Project

http://www.spaghettibookclub.org/ Added: 11 Dec 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Project

A web based project for schools where children read and then review a variety of books.

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How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
English

Strand: Writing

Suggestions for use: An online book project for children.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Clifford Letter Sound Match

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm Added: 28 Jul 2005 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Interactive game that allows children to find words that begin with the same sounds.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
English

Strand: Oral Language

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
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Children's Books Forever

http://www.childrensbooksforever.com/index.html Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

A collection of six stories about a dinosaur.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • analyse and interpret characters, situations, events and sequences presented pictorially
  • differentiate between text and pictures
  • recall and talk about significant events and details in stories
  • re-read, retell and act out familiar stories, poems or parts of stories

Suggestions for use: Compose a poem about the dinosaur using some CVC words identified in the book.

Strand: Reading

Strand unit: Developing Cognitive Ability through Language

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop comprehension strategies
  • express a more formal response by giving a considered personal opinion of a book in oral or in written form
  • predict future events and outcomes in a book that is being read aloud
  • pursue individual interests through independent reading of fiction and non-fiction
  • use information technology to increase motivation to read and to enhance reading development

Suggestions for use: Compose a poem about the dinosaur using some CVC words identified in the book.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Trek's Travels - World Book Online Books

http://www.worldbookonline.com/ewol/home#treksTravels Added: 17 Jan 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

This is a set of 12 book that young readers can read along with. The text is read in an American accent and if you prefer you can mute your device before beginning the book. The books are based on basic concepts such as numbers and the senses. The 12 book follow a scarecrow (Trek) and his friends as he travels around the world.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Strand: Reading

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Welcome to Reading - Online Books - World Book Online

http://www.worldbookonline.com/ewol/home#welcometoreading Added: 17 Jan 2017 Contributor: Emer Ní Chéidigh Resource type: Guide/notes / Audio / Video

Here is a set of 48 level readers, there are 12 available for each level (A,B, C and D). There is audio associated with text in an American accent, you can however mute your device to avoid this read-along feature if you wish. This resource can be used for individual or group reading tasks and lessons.

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How it maps to the curriculum

in
1-2
English

Strand: Reading

Strand: Reading

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Oxford Owl - Fun ideas

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome/for-home/reading-owl/fun-ideas Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Other

Series of suggestions for activities and games based around the concept of reading and literacy. Activities are included for their 'fun' element.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in personal reading
  • perform simple information retrieval tasks

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop basic information retrieval skills
  • engage with a wide variety of poetry and verse on a regular basis
  • experience different types of text

Strand: Reading

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

Reading Comprehension Worksheets

http://www.k5learning.com/reading-comprehension-worksheets Added: 28 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Free printable Reading Comprehension worksheets that are designed to help children practice their comprehension skills. Comes from a commercial initiative.

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How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
English

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • engage in personal reading
  • perform simple information retrieval tasks
  • read from a range of children's literature, choosing material for reading during silent reading periods

Suggestions for use: Print out and hand to students.

Strand: Reading

Content objective:
This resource should enable a child to:

  • develop basic information retrieval skills
Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Rights: All rights reserved
Special Needs:

World Book Web

Graded Books for Young Readers

Here you can choose from Treks Travels or Welcome to Reading. Within Welcome to reading there are 48 graded books for young readers to choose from. 


Children's Reading

Within the search facility in WorldBook Online you can search any topic and refine the results based on the child's reading ability using the Lexile Measure Search Facility. When an article is open click on the contents book on the top right of the screen and this will display the Lexile Measure. This is a useful tool especially when the class are undergoing project work. 

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