Friday, May 27, 2011

Looking Back to May Past

Let's Eat Our Way to Literacy
Towards the end of each month, I like to revisit articles I've written in 2009 and 2010. Not only does this mean new readers of the blog may find something useful otherwise buried in the archives, but it also reminds me of content I can refer to when I write new articles.

May 2009

The Reader's Bill of Rights - and my response to it.

What's the Deal with Online Publishing? - wherein I explain my ongoing obsession with websites that encourage kids to read and write online.

Review, Myths and Legends Website - if you don't know this editor where kids can not only read but create myths and legends in words and images, I urge you to take a look.

The Ruthless Arts of Skimming and Scanning - helping our kids learn not to read word by word when they're doing research.

The Book Chook Plays with Publishing -a little like Glogster, Notaland is probably my favourite place for kids to create digital posters and multimedia presentations.

The Book Chook Makes a Slideshow -another favourite of mine, PhotoPeach lets us play with story by adding images, text and music to make a slideshow.

May 2010

Making a Book at ToonDoo - I just love ToonDoo, where it's free to create your own cartoons. This article is about using ToonDoo to create a whole digital book.

Let's Eat Our Way to Literacy 1 and Let's Eat Our Way to Literacy 2 - both have ideas for combining food and literacy.

Livebrush - downloadable drawing software.

Use Puppets to Encourage Children's Literacy - reading and writing opportunities centred around children's puppets.

Children's Creativity and Play - great video about creativity, and some websites where kids can create and play.

June 1 is just around the corner, and that means Literacy Lava 9 will be published! If you missed earlier issues of this free pdf for parents erupting with literacy tips, you can grab them at my website.
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