What it is: Crick Web Literacy Resource is an excellent collection of interactive games for language development and practice in students. The resources are excellent for individual student play, literacy group student play, or whole classroom play with an interactive white board. Games include hangman, alphabetical order, collective nouns, compound words, sticky letters, matching pairs, street scene labels, seaside postcard, spelling checker, story sequencer, instruction sequencer, verb links, word dice, spelling word tester and word selector. Yes, it is a treasure trove of literacy activities!
How to integrate Crick Web Literacy Resources into the classroom: The Crick Web Resources can be easily integrated into your current literacy curriculum as an enrichment. The activities fit right along side lessons you are already teaching but make them interactive for students. I really like the Word Dice activity because students (or teacher) can add their own words to the dice to roll them. The dice would be great for teaching nouns and adjectives (or any part of speech) on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector. The dice are also outstanding for playing games unique to your classroom (maybe one that you created!) The Sticky letters lets students create their own word wall or can be used with a projector for a class word wall. I was also very impressed with the Spelling Rule Tester which helps students learn the rule for making singular nouns plural. Students can input their own singular nouns and type what they think the plural is and then click on the tester to see if they are correct. Take a look at the activities and see how they fit into your curriculum… my guess is that you will find at least one keeper in the group!
Tips: If the Crick Web Literacy Resources look too difficult for your students, click on the Key Stage 1 tab at the top of the site for additional resources for younger students.
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