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English-My ball

This is a PowerPoint Presentation which can be used during an English lesson.  My ball

Building Language for Literacy

Learn to read with Nina the Naming NewtReggie the Rhyming Rhino and Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster, three original characters created for Building Language for Literacy, who lead children on a language adventure to different places in the community, helping children not only develop language skills, but a sense of the world around them, as well.

“Building Language for Literacy is the definitive early literacy program that equips young children with the critical language and literacy skills and experiences they need to build the foundation for success in reading.”

How to integrate Building Language for Literacy in our teaching:

Nina the Naming Newt” helps students identify places within their community and common items found in those places. This is a wonderful activity to integrate with Social Studies about ‘The World around Us’. Children drag the correct items into the box.  It is a great activity to learn everyday vocabulary.

Leo the Letter-Loving Lobster” activity  helps a small group of students with letter recognition by having pupils choose the letters that match the object. Students can also keep a word dictionary in a notebook and add the new words that they spelled.

Pupils practice their rhyming skills with “Reggie the Rhyming Rhino“.  Pupils choose the words that rhyme in a fun way especially if activity is done on an Interactive Whiteboard.

All activities may be worked out on an Interactive Whiteboard.

Read about more ideas on how to integrate these activities in the following link:

Submitted by: A Giles (eLearning Teacher)

Game Goo – fun, educational games for kids

Check out this really great website containing games to improve reading at the primary age level.  It can be found on the Earobics Foundation website, a foundation aiming to tackle difficulties in reading at Kinder, Early and Junior levels.

“With Earobics, educators have the tools and resources they need to provide flexible classroom instruction for students of all abilities, and help their at-risk learners close the achievement gap before it’s too late.”

The fun, educational games on GameGoo are split in 3 levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, with characters, such as Squanky and Fearless Frieda which will appeal to the children.

How to integrate GameGoo into our teaching:

GameGoo games may be used in the classroom to reinforce literacy and reading.  They compliment any language lesson throughout all the Primary Years.  Moreover, such a website works great on an Interactive Whiteboard.


Submitted by: A Giles (eLearning Teacher)

Phonics (Reading Texts) Workbook for Year 2

Phonics03In this article you will find a set of reading texts on phonics. These worksheets focus on reading skills only and may be printed in the form of a workbook. You may download the cover for this workbook by clicking on the following link:

Phonics Front Page – Reading texts

Another workbook has been separately upload. It focuses on writing skills using phonics.

You may also download a set of tricky words. Click on the following link: Tricky words. These words are to be progessively introduced to the children (e.g. 3 to 4 words a week). These words cannot be sounded phonetically so children have to learn them through site reading. As you progress through the reading texts you will find that tricky words have been added progressively to allow children time to learn these words.

You may download the reading texts from the links below:

  1. pgs 01-09 Reading Texts a-z
  2. pgs 10-15 Reading Texts ee, ar, al, sh, ch, th
  3. pgs 16-22 Reading Texts ai, oi, oa, wh, ou, qu, ie, igh, ue
  4. pgs 23-26 Reading Texts a-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

The following are further reading texts which have been provided by FES and by Ms Marthese Cini:

  1. pgs 27-31 Further Reading ‘ch’, ‘sh’, ‘ee’, ‘i-e’, ‘th’
  2. pgs 32-50 Further Reading ee oo ch sh ar ou a-e o-e i-e u-e ea igh oi ai

Submitted by Mrs Antonella Ferrante



Phonics (Writing) Workbook for Yr 2

Phonics01In this article you will find a set of worksheets on phonics. These worksheets focus on writing skills and may be printed in the form of a workbook. You may download the cover for this workbook by clicking on the following link: Phonics Front Page

Another workbook has been separately uploaded which focuses on reading texts which the children can read progressively each time a new sound or phoneme is introduced.

A poem has been included which can be used to introduce the basic 26 alphabets sounds.  Click here for the poem: pgs 01 Phonics Ryhme

You may also print the following pages which give a brief description of an action and story that can be used when introducing sounds: pgs 02-06 Letter action and sound

Music01This song may be used when starting a lesson. The song is about the sound and name of the letters of the alphabet. Click on this link to download the song (mp3 version):  Alphabet letter name and sound song

The following are a set of worksheets each focusing on different sounds and phonemes:

  1. pgs 07-08 ‘a’ or ‘e’
  2. pgs 09-11 ‘b’ or ‘d’
  3. pgs 12-13 ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’
  4. pgs 14-15 ‘ee’ or ‘i’
  5. pgs 16-27 ‘ar’, ‘all’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’, th’, ‘ai’,’oi’, ‘oa’
  6. pgs 28-36 ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘ea’, ‘wh’, ai’, ‘th’,’ar’, ‘ou’, ‘ie’, ‘ue’, ‘oa’
  7. pgs 37-47 ‘a-e’, ‘i-e’, ‘o-e’, ‘u-e’
  8. pgs 48-67 Poems

phonics02In pages 48-67 you will find a set of poems. These worksheets have been downloaded from the following site: (click on the link below to visit this site…)

This website is full of fun related activities. The site allows you to explore different phonemes and also provides printable material.

 Submitted by Mrs Antonella Ferrante

English Workbook for Year 2

writing01In this article you will find a workbook for year 2 students. This workbook has been developed using various themes. If anyone would like to compile these worksheets in the form of a work book you may download the front page and contents by clicking on the following link:

My English workbook cover

Click on  Contents to find a list of all the material you can find in this work book. The contents are divided in the main theme, sub themes, activities and pages where you can find the relevant worksheets.

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