English Links (Literacy)

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Twinkl - content for all year levels

Twinkl are offering a one month free membership for parents to access their resources from home. Head to www.twinkl.com.au/offer and enter the code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

There is also support for parents to learn how to navigate the site and resources at

https://www.twinkl.com.au/blog/how-to-utilise-twinkl-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown-a-guide-for-schools.

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TeachStarter - content for all year levels

TeachStarter is offering a free one month subscription to its premium service, TeachStarter Plus. You just need to sign up for a free account, then go to the following link to access the free month membership https://www.teachstarter.com/freeplus/

The site also has some put together ‘learning from home packs’ that can be found here

https://www.teachstarter.com/au/blog/covid-19-teach-starters-support-for-schools-teachers-parents-students-affected/#section-2

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Education.com - content for all year levels

Education.com is offering additional resources from its premium section to all free tier members. These include stay at home work packs, interactive games and other activities across all curriculum areas.

You can sign up for a free account at www.education.com, then browse their library for resources.

There are also stay at home kits available at https://www.education.com/workbooks/independent/?cid=10.174                                         

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ABC Reading Eggs - content for all year levels

This is a resource from the ABC that uses engaging and interactive activities to support the development of reading skills. The program starts with pre reading skills and builds all the way to 11-12 year old reading level. Parents can access a 30-day free trial at https://readingeggs.com.au/

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Reading A-Z - content for all year levels

This is an app that is used within the school, where students have access to curated, levelled reading books. The app comes with a read aloud option and a diverse range of books, as well as activities to accompany. While our school licence does not permit the use of school accounts at home, there is a 14-day free trial available at https://www.readinga-z.com/

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Vooks - content for all year levels

Vooks is an online streamed library of read-aloud animated storybooks. There is a huge range of books on the site covering a massive range of topics. Parents are currently being offered a 30 day free trial to the program at this link

https://www.vooks.com/join?gclid=Cj0KCQjwjcfzBRCHARIsAO-1_OpRWAZ1hm637HM_aCYTqR9XoBYpdFwt8c0db71d4pIxIR5Y1-bzsNoaAoHeEALw_wcB

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ABC’s Behind the News (BTN) - upper primary level activities

Behind the News offers a short, weekly 20 minute video highlighting news and current affairs from the past week, with language and stories aimed at primary school children. The videos are updated on every Tuesday during the school term and can be found here https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/

There is also a teacher resource section that contains activities related to each week’s video here https://www.abc.net.au/btn/teachers/

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Scholastic - content for all year levels

The Scholastic books website has a resource section for parents who have children at home over this period, which can be found at www.scholastic.com/learnathome. The site has prepared 20 days of stories, videos and activities that can be searched by student year level.

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Teach Your Monster To Read - content for all year levels

This is an engaging, sequenced series of activities that takes students through from letters and sounds to reading full sentences. The online version is completely free - www.teachyourmonstertoread.com - but the app version is a paid product.

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Tar Heel Reader - content for all year levels

Tar Heel Reader is a site where users can upload books they have created for other people to use. It can be viewed on laptops and devices, and there is an option for the books to be read aloud to students. You can also make books with your child using Powerpoint or another book-making software and publish your own books to the site www.tarheelreader.org

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Mr Thorne Does Phonics - content for all year levels -  YouTube Channel

This video series is themed around the character of Geraldine the Giraffe, and is aimed at teaching student’s phonics, grammer and a range of other literacy skills, with videos focusing on a wide range of ability levels.

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Jack Hartmann - content for all year levels -  YouTube Channel

This video series has lots of videos that can be used to teach letter names, sounds, sight words, counting skills and a range of other subjects. The videos are high energy, engaging and designed to encourage physical movement as well as learning - https://www.youtube.com/user/JackHartmann/videos

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AlphaBlocks - lower primary level  -  YouTube Channel

The AlphaBlocks videos start 26 characters, each representing a letter of the alphabet. They introduce letter names and sounds, and also have similar videos for number https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_qs3c0ehDvZkbiEbOj6Drg

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StoryBots - suitable for all year levels -  YouTube Channel

The StoryBots videos cover a massive range of topics in a colourful, engaging manner. They are great as a way to prompt a writing activity or establish a theme for an activity. https://www.youtube.com/user/storybots

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Ictgames.com - lower primary level content – Interactive Games

A collection of free, interactive English and Maths games

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Topmarks.co.uk - content for all year levels– Interactive Games

This site hosts a huge range of free resources, but in particular a strong bank of interactive educational games.

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Sheppardsoftware.com - content for all year levels– Interactive Games

Another useful site with a range of literacy and numeracy interactive games

150 Blue Mountain Drive
Joondalup WA 6027

Phone:
 08 9233 5800
joondalup.esc@education.wa.edu.au