Technology

Computer Websites

www.pbskids.org

This is one of my favorite websites as it has MANY educational places. My favorite of the moment is World World.  This site practices many phonemic awareness skills we teach at the primary levels for reading. 

www.starfall.com

This site is great for students to learn their basic ABC's. As well it has great beginning readers for each vowel sound. To the left on the page, there are 2 activities per book. Then you can read the book and to the right of the title there are more activities.

T.V. shows

PBS television has several great literature programs. In the Lions Den, Reading Rainbow and my favorite Word World are all good shows to help increase readingWord World actually does activities that we do daily with in our Kindergarten and First Grade rooms with phonemic awareness.

Videos

Leap Frog company produces a great video called The Letter Factory that is great for kids to watch over and over and over to learn letter names and sounds.