The Reading Book 

Weblinks for chapters

Chapter 1

Recommendations for high interest, low reading age texts

rainbowreading.org.nz/series/selections-series/

cengage.com.au/primary/browse-series/fast-forward

instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/Instructional-Series/School-Journal-Story-Library

 

English language learners

esolonline.tki.org.nz/

 

Getting ready for learning – useful websites and resources

smartstarters.com.au/

movingsmart.co.nz/

getreadyforschool.co.nz/#home

tessarose.co.nz/

tereosingalong.co.nz

 

Expert literacy videos

https://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/Pages/expertvideos.aspx

 

Chapter 2

 

Name selector tools

classdojo.com/

classtools.net/random-name-picker/

itunes.apple.com/nz/app/team-shake/id390812953?mt=8  

 

Cooperative learning

kaganonline.com/about_us.php

 

Resources and links to support teaching reading comprehension

sheenacameron.com/resources/reading-comprehension-downloads/

 

Information and research about critical literacy

wiobyrne.com/critical-literacy/ 

 

Information on structured word inquiry (using morphology and etymology to support decoding, spelling and word meaning)

wordworkskingston.com/WordWorks/Home.html

 

A spelling resource produced by the UK Department for Education

schoolslinks.co.uk/SpellingBank.pdf

 

Resources to support the teaching of phonological awareness, phonics and high frequency words

schoolslinks.co.uk/ProgressionInPhonics.pdf

yolandasoryl.com/

rainbow-nursery.info/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/playintro.pdf

 

Vocabulary game sites

vocabulary.co.il

wordplays.com

readwritethink.org

                    

Dictionaries and Thesauri resources

An online etymological dictionary

etymonline.com/  

Good general dictionary with simple explanations of words

dictionary.com

Simple dictionary with synonyms, pronunciation and example sentences

wordhippo.com 

Visual thesauri

visuwords.com

 

 

Book lists

clpe.org.uk/library/booklists

clpe.org.uk/ Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (UK). This site requires registration but is free. There is extensive collections of texts at different levels.

goodreads.com/list/show/328.Best_Read_Aloud_Chapter_Books

 

NZ National Library

natlib.govt.nz/schools/reading-engagement/strategies-to-engage-students-as-readers/reading-aloud

 

Audio and video stories online

bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06r8ryw

storylineonline.net            

https://storytime.rnz.co.nz

storynory.com/

youtube.com/channel/UC12bW2PEn1Ot-arl_ZaPrFQ

www.worldstories.com

www.kidsstoryroom.com

 

Indigenous Australian children’s books

readings.com.au/collection/recommended-indigenous-australian-childrens-books

 

Books in Te Reo Māori 

creativeclassrooms.co.nz/maori-resources/te-reo-books.html?p=3

mcleodsbooks.co.nz/c/children-s-maori-books__1

 

 

Digital texts

instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/content/search?SearchText=&SubTreeArray[]=22579&CurriculumLevel=all&LearningArea=all&Type=allm

csi-literacy.com

 

Websites for shared reading

wonderopolis.com 

dogonews.com 

kidsnews.com.au/news

teara.govt.nz/en

kiwikidsnews.co.nz/

 

Picture books available as big books

Walker Books Australia

walkerbooks.com.au/Books/By-Category/Big-Book

Modern Teaching Aides (NSW)

teaching.com.au/catalogue/mta/mta-big-books-fiction

Oz Publishing

ozpublishing.com.au/collections/big-books?page=4&grid_list=grid-view

Every Educaid (NZ)

everyeducaid.co.nz/catalogsearch/result/?q=big+book

Big books by Julia Donaldson

bookdepository.com/search?searchTerm=big+books+julia+donaldson&search=Find+book

 

Links for songs

sheenacameron.com/resources/sheenas-music/

esl-lounge.com/songstop.php

learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs

literacyshed.com/the-music-video-shed.html

 

Information about shared reading

literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/Planning-for-my-students-needs/Instructional-Series/Ready-to-Read/Shared-reading

education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/readingviewing/Pages/teachingpracshared.aspx

 

 

Information about Guided Reading

education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/readingviewing/Pages/teachingpracguided.aspx

literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Literacy-Online/Planning-for-my-students-needs/Instructional-Series/Ready-to-Read/Guided-reading

 

Running records

education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/readingviewing/Pages/examplerunning.aspx

scholastic.ca/education/movingupwithliteracyplace/pdfs/grade4/runningrecords.pdf

wordcalc.com/runningrecord/

 

Digital texts for guided reading

instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/content/search?SearchText=&SubTreeArray[]=22579&CurriculumLevel=all&LearningArea=all&Type=all

wonderopolis.com 

dogonews.com 

kidsnews.com.au/news

teara.govt.nz/en

kiwikidsnews.co.nz/

 

Suggested texts for guided reading

clpe.org.uk/ Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (UK). This site requires registration but is free. There are suggested lists of quality texts at different level. KS1 is the junior years and KS2 is the senior years.

 

Chapter 6

 

Professional reading about book clubs

Getting Started with Literature Circles, (1999). Katherine L. Schlick Noe & Nancy J. Johnson.  Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, (2002). Harvey Daniels, Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, ME.

Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles, Harvey Daniels and Nancy Steineke, (2004). Heinemann Publishers, Portsmouth, NH.

 

Information about book clubs

natlib.govt.nz/schools/reading-engagement/strategies-to-engage-students-as-   readers/book-clubs

www.litcircles.org


Book club book recommendations

commonsensemedia.org/lists/books-to-talk-about

 

Reciprocal reading information and links for videos

education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/teachingresources/discipline/english/literacy/readingviewing/Pages/teachingpracguidedrecip.aspx

esolonline.tki.org.nz/ESOL-Online/Planning-for-my-students-needs/Resources-for-planning/ESOL-teaching-strategies/Reading/Cooperative-reading-Reciprocal-teaching

 

Resources for Reader’s Theatre

aaronshep.com/rt/index.html

readingrockets.org/strategies/readers_theater

 

Ideas for activities using Roald Dahl books

roalddahl.com/create-and-learn

 

Apps and web-based tools

Book creator bookcreator.com/

Puppet pals apps.apple.com/au/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546

Padlet padlet.com/

Popplet popplet.com/

Seesaw web.seesaw.me/

 

Chapter 7

Professional reading

Igniting a Passion for Reading, Steven Layne, (2008). Stenhouse Publishers, USA.

The Book Whisperer, Donalyn Miller, (2009). San Francisco, CA, USA, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Publishers.

Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp, (2018). New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. 

 

Websites

readingrockets.org/article/reconsidering-silent-reading

 

Children’s choice 2018 reading list

literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/reading-lists/childrens-choices/childrens-choices-reading-list-2018.pdf

cool-reads.co.uk/default.asp

biblionasium.com/#tab/content-fall-picks

 

Author interviews

readingrockets.org/books/interviews

 

Writing by children

toitoi.nz/

 

Apps

Juxtaposer apps.apple.com/au/app/juxtaposer/id292628469

This app superimposes one image on top of another

 

Character trading cards

readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/trading-cards-30922.html

 

 

Related resources

Includes: a lesson plan, two exemplars (written and published)



Focus: activating memories and writing descriptively

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