English Splash!

English Splash!.

An online resource for teachers of secondary school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It has teaching tools, approaches, unique issues and resources for the teacher.  Can be used by paraprofessionals, too.

This is produced and maintained by Pepnet.

Published in: on October 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm  Comments Off on English Splash!  
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Read.gov: Online books and resources for literacy & reading for everyone

Read.gov: Online books and resources for literacy & reading for everyone.

Library of Congress and several celebrated children’s authors have put together a really fun reading website.  The resources here are for kids, teens, adults and educators/parents.

The Exquisite corpse adventure was my favorite activity.  Teachers and parents who are reading this over the winter break would do well to introduce their own children to this online treasure.    Plus, if you are traveling to DC during this vacation time, be sure to stop in at the Library of Congress which now features an area just for teens and kids.

Did someone say ‘fieldtrip?’

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm  Comments (4)  
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UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum

UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum.

The library has a subscription that all may use: asdlibrary

password is boooks

You can get all sorts of handouts at this website.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 11:00 am  Comments (4)  
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Grammar Ninja

Grammar Ninja.

This simple, interactive game practices parts of speech by asking the viewer to click and identify specific parts of speech in sentences. The options for the game itself do not last long, even though there are three levels. Teacher and students can take the game into many more levels and use students’ own sentences, however, by downloading the “Grammar Ninja Sentence Creator” (GNSC). This software (available in both Mac and Windows versions) downloads as a “zipped” (compressed) file that opens to reveal a folder full of goodies. You will want to SAVE it on your desktop for easy access. There is an offline copy of the Grammar Ninja game and a separate Sentence Creator game. Open Sentence Creator and follow simple instructions to enter your own sentences and drag and drop labels onto the parts of speech. Then comes the “geek” part: the Sentence Creator has you copy and paste what appears to be scary computer code into a separate file within that folder of downloaded items. You can click for help that shows you what to do. Save the txt file you just copied and pasted, and YOUR sentence will show up when you play the Grammar Ninja game on THAT computer. Turn DOWN your speakers or the music will drive you crazy!

(from TeachersFirst Week of November 29)

Published in: on November 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm  Comments Off on Grammar Ninja  
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