Sites I Enjoy
I am always on the lookout for new ways to use the Internet to
make my job easier and to make learning easier for the student.
Once in awhile my hours of searching pays off.
I think I
have found some websites that you will enjoy.
the best website I have been able to find for learning to read.
I like this site for several reasons:
phonemic awareness (e.g. tell me the sounds in the word "sat);
it teaches the
common sound-spelling relationships in words;
students how to say the sounds in the words;
it uses text
that is made of words that use sound-spelling correspondences
that students have learned;
interesting stories to develop vocabulary and language
starts at the very basics and has several different levels and
activities from which to choose. Although the site is geared
toward children, I find the stories fun to read and watch.
Learning Edge is a Canadian site in a newspaper style format. It
is a project of the Wellington County Learning Centre in Arthur,
Ontario, in partnership with AlphaPlus/AlphaRoute. The site
offers adult life skills content with excellent audio support.
The Northern Edge
Northern Edge is very similar to the Learning Edge. It is also a
Canadian site, but it has a focus on the Northwest Territories.
Check it out.
California Distance Learning Project
This is a
great site for adult learners. You can view news stories on a
variety of issues. You can listen to a native English narrate as
you read along. The sound quality is excellent and the
vocabulary challenging. There are follow up activities to
improve and test your listening, spelling, vocabulary and
these sites will be helpful and interesting to you. Let me know
if you find any favourites of your own.