Useful phonics links

There is a wealth of phonic reinforcement activities available to use directly from the internet. A Google search will find you plenty of worthwhile content. Here is a small but amazing selection by CPD (Continuous Professional Development) Jolly Phonics Training Course to get you started.


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Dear Otto: I need reading resources for ELL/ESL

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Here’s a great question I got from Shelley:

Tomorrow is a half day planning day so I can’t wait to look at all of the websites you have for 1st grade. I’m wondering what recommendations can you give for ELL/ESL students? One of my student’s home language is Spanish and the other home language is Pashto. Thank you for any recommendations!

I found three websites that share story books in lots of languages:

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Johnny Grammar Word Challenge – Applications Android sur Google Play

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Affrontez le chrono et répondez à autant de questions d’orthographe, de vocabulaire et de grammaire que possible dans ce quiz de 60 secondes !Johnny Grammar’s Word …

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i-pinakas, interactive activities

Are you an English teacher in Greece? You don’t need to have an interactive whiteboard to carry out such activities in class! A touchscreen laptop is enough to transform even your one-to-one classes!! Try it! You can find amazing English Activities here! 

ESL Apps: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android

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There are tons of apps for English learners at any level. We simply show you the best ones: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android NOW!

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