Posted by admin | Posted in Fun & Games, Interactive book, Interactive Whiteboard, Language Arts, Primary Elementary, Secondary Elementary, Teacher Resources, Websites | Posted on 25-11-2008
What it is: I heard about this wonderful website from Larry Ferlazzo on his blog last week and have been exploring it ever since. Mrs. P’s Magic Library is a free website for kids that celebrates reading and books. Mrs. P is the librarian at the Magic Library, she brings story time to life with video stories and read-alongs. Her library also features fun animated games and lots of crazy characters that students will love. When students enter this virtual library they will have access to Mrs. P reading them a story, fun interactive games, and videos (lots more to explore!!). The whole idea behind the library is to introduce students to great literature read to them in classic story-time style (not just listening to an audio book). This virtual library is about as close as you can get to the real thing! Your students will love Mrs. P.
How to integrate Mrs. P’s Magic Library into the classroom: Mrs. P’s Magic Library is an outstanding addition to any classroom. Use Mrs. P.com as a place to begin silent reading one day a week. Use a projector and speakers so that Mrs. P can read to your class before they begin their silent reading time. Mrs. P’s excellent storytelling abilities will have even your reluctant readers eager to read. Tell parents about Mrs. P so that students can enjoy the virtual library from school or home. Mrs. P’s Magic Library makes a great reading/ listening center and the options to read along or listen make it ideal for any students ability level.
Tips: Mrs. P’s Magic Library requires high speed Internet access because of all the video and interactive games on the site. This one may eat up some serious bandwidth in a computer lab setting!
Leave a comment and tell us how you are using Mrs. P’s Magic Library in your classroom.