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My Reading Words

My Reading Words My Reading Words is a great App for a learner to practice sight words. The App contains a larger set of the common sight words (Dolch and Fry sight words). You can also custom build your own list of words tailored to your learner’s needs. Only available for Android devices. Download My Reading Words in the Google Play Store. Free and can by used offline.

LU Word Puzzles For Special Occasions

LU Word Puzzles for Special Occasions From time to time, LU creates wordsearches, crosswords and other word puzzles on special themes, e.g., Halloween, Winter Holidays, Thanksgiving. You can download these PDF puzzles below: Thanksgiving Wordsearch – What did the Turkey say? Halloween Wordsearch – What Scares You? Spooky Season Crossword Puzzle Winter Word Jumble Black History Month Wordsearch Remembrance Day Wordsearch Joy Day Wordsearch

Learnhip

Learnhip – Tips and Resources, Puzzles and Games Learnhip is a great website where you can find all sorts of resources and tips for your tutoring session. It has interactive games, puzzles, activities and exercises aimed at learning and teaching English and other subjects online. Contains some great ideas for screen sharing activities in remote tutoring. http://learnhip.com

ReadWorks

ReadWorks ReadWorks is a nonprofit organization with the mission to support the growth of successful, joyful readers. By creating a free educator’s account on this site, you will have access to a library of curated nonfiction and fiction passages, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary supports, text-dependent question sets, teacher guidance, and more! Learners create an account and join the tutors ‘class’. You can assign a learner a reading passage and comprehension questions. Learners can build their own library of reading materials. ReadWorks resources for the teaching and learning of reading comprehension are always fully free for use by both educator and learner. https://about.readworks.org/teacher-guide.html …

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Listen and Learn English 3

Listen and Learn English 3 – Adult Phonics Course via Video This video Adult Phonics Course is geared for ELL learners but is appropriate for beginner English-speaking literacy learners who are learning the basics of phonics. The videos cover the alphabet, short and long vowel sounds, consonant pairs and vowel pairs. There are 70 separate lessons which last 10 minutes on average. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLp5zSGEKWyU6FrxaRZkxieeP7dk4Hu6H6 Info Sheet Available

Montessori Words and Phonics

Montessori Words and Phonics Based on the Montessori learning method, Montessori Words helps develop reading, writing and spelling skills by building words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled Movable Alphabet. This App encourages users to practice simple decoding and phonics exercises. The exercises start with simple CVC words and builds up to more complex words. Costs $4.99 Download from Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lescapadou.picturespelling Download from Apple Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id384334005

The West Coast Reader

The West Coast Reader Monthly newspaper (similar to ‘Your News’) in PDF format with news stories adapted for people who want to improve their English language skills. Newspaper content is presented in 3 different levels with accompanying photographs and downloadable teacher’s notes. There is also a library with articles at three reading levels. Most articles have quizzes and audio readings at a slower pace and a natural pace. Each article has a downloadable PDF version and downloadable PDF exercises. For some of their best articles, also check out Best of the West Coast Reader. https://thewestcoastreader.com http://www.bestofthereader.ca/

Unite For Literacy

Unite for Literacy Online Books Unite for Literacy develop online picture books to encourage literacy. The site may have been developed for a young audience, however, many of the books are suitable for and interesting to learners of all ages. Each book contains vivid colour pictures and short text. There is also an audio for each book. At the end of each book is a suggested activity or question. https://uniteforliteracy.com Info Sheet Available

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