Oxford Reading Tree teachers’ books – activities on texts
Mantra Lingua Interactive Literacy CD Roms – KS1 CDs and KS2 CDs.
The CDs use well-known folk tales to introduce aspects of grammar and develop understanding of the stories. Each CD includes an animated film of the story. The story and the instructions for the activities can be listened to in several different languages. Can be used by individual children or by whole class. £20 per CD Rom.
www.mantralingua.com Racing to English CD http://www.racingtoenglish.co.uk/odering.html
- £45 + £5 p and p – includes many stories and non-fiction texts with activities
Aims to provide a context for language learning using picture books linked to key areas of basic vocabulary, and suggests strategies which will give pupils the opportunity to practise and become familiar with vocabulary and language structures in the books.
Texts in English with audio/ activities (on line): CBeebies - http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories/ - audio books in English
Oxford Owls e-books - http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/FindBook - a huge library of free eBooks with audio and activities, plus flashcard games, dictionaries and activity books
Real Project Texts
- Ten short texts with activities which focus on developing learners’ knowledge of high frequency vocabulary at the 1,000-2,000 word level, designed for the post-beginner learner of English. The texts are located in familiar contexts in the Key Stage 3 curriculum, but can also be used with Key Stage 2 learners. Activities around each are pictorially illustrated and highlight a wide range of the target vocabulary. The materials have been designed with the intention of supporting personalised learning and can be used effectively by the students both inside and outside the classroom situation.
Texts include: Romeo and Juliet; Rainforests; Living through WW2; Numbers, fractions and decimals; Major organs.
Log in (click on ‘request new password’ if you haven’t logged in before) and then go to: http://www.realproject.org.uk/2000wordleveltexts
Dual language texts with activities Hounslow Language Service:
- Traditional Tales with Activities - Aimed at beginners in KS2 and 3
Three stories in several languages with activities for developing reading and writing skills.
Activities to develop comprehension skills and language www.collaborativelearning.org.uk – collaborative reading activities for Literacy, Geography, History, Science
Mantra Lingua has produced sound-enabled versions of many of the collaborative reading activities designed by the Collaborative Learning Project.
‘Excellence and enjoyment: learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years’ – see Unit 2 for guidance and activities to support reading and vocabulary development.