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Reading aloud videos

      – Provide a  model fluent reading.

      – Are a good guided practise .

      – Develop reading out loud.

      – Provide varied reading stories. 

      – Encourage your child in  reading efforts.

      – Inspire a love of reading in your children.

Duck in the truck

My grunny is a pirate

Hugless Douglas

Daddy's Little Star

Froggy,s Baby Sister

Froggy Goes to the Doctor

If Animals Kissed Good Night

The Rainbow Fish

Love and Kisses

Pete the Cat at the Beach

Dream Animals

Captain Duck

We love you, Hugless Douglas!

Huggless Douglas and the Big sleep

Little Deer Lost

Don t worry, Huggless Douglas

Froggy Bakes a Cake

The Reluctant Dragon

And Here's to You!

David Gets In Trouble

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Incredible You!

My No No No Day

How to Make a Muffin

Part 1: The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Part 3: The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

LOVE from the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Giraffes Can't Dance

A Apple Pie | Learning ABC Alphabet

The Motor Car

Part 2: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

5 Classic Nursery Rhymes

The Happy Star

Chicken Soup with Rice

Valentine's Day

You Are Not Small

Shrek

Shrek The Third audiobook

Madagascar

The Pinguins Of Madagascar

The Jungle Book The Cobra's Egg

Shrek Forever After

Ice Age

Rio Blu And Jewel

Over The Hedge

Volcanoes

Boats and Ships

Musical Instruments

Peppa Pig - Tiny Creatures

Peppa Pig - Recycling Fun

Peppa Pig's Family Computer

Peppa Pig - School Bus Trip

Peppa Pig - Peppa s First Sleepove

Cinderella

Little Red Riding Hood

The Three Spinners

The Ugly Duckling

Hansel and Gretel

Little Red Riding Hood

The Emperor's new clothes

The Lion and The Mouse

Pinocchio

Goldilocks and the three bears

Jack and the Beanstalk

The shree little pigs

The idea of this reading aloud videos want to be an activity  to the development of curiosity and a love of learning. And, of course this collection can  help you  to develop your child’s reading skills, so they can enjoy the numerous benefits of reading.

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interactive worksheets and workbooks online

Liveworksheets is an educational tool which allows teachers to transform their traditional printable worksheets (in format .doc, pdf, .png or .jpg) into interactive online exercises with self-correction.
These interactive worksheets may include fill-in-the-gaps activities, join with arrows, multiple choice, drag and drop, sounds, videos, listening exercises and even speaking exercises.

 You can find also many activities made for other teachers that you can reuse. Below I leave the videos about how to use it in english and in spanish.

What it’s more, you can use  these interactive activities for teaching different languages apart from english: spanish, chinese, french, grrek, german, italian, hungarian, russian, arabic,ukranian, bulgarian,serbian, danish, estonian, croatian, dutch, armenian, polish, slovene, czech…

It is really easy to use it.  Here  two videos in english  that teach you  perfectly how to do it and how to use this great  tool.

How to make interactive workbooks for your students

How to make interactive worksheets

It is really easy to use it.  here,  two videos in spanish that teach you  perfectly how to do it and how to use this great  tool.

Cómo hacer cuadernos interactivos para tus alumnos

Cómo hacer fichas interactivas

If you are interested  in liveworksheets facebook,  click here

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Great site for reading:CommonLit

Great site for reading:

In the next video you can learn about CommonLit: how to make an account, sync student accounts, search the library, assign a text, and grade. BONUS: get a quick view of student features like Guided Reading Mode and the toolbar.

Everything you need to know about CommonLit in less than 10 minutes

Webinar: Getting Started with CommonLit Digital

Here there is a great site for reading to help your students: CommonLit that is a completely free literacy resource design for 3rd – 12th grade classrooms.  The resource is accessible on any internet-enabled device , questions, and tools for helping students improve their ELA skills.  Overall, CommonLit offers a wealth of possibilities for the classroom. 

It offers a growing collection of literacy resources include nonfiction documents, historical texts, poems, news articles,   and all of them  have some assessment tools and are aligned to CCSS.

This website is very helpful for educators looking to select texts for lesson plans. The site allows you to choose appropriate texts for your students. So that, you can choose:  a theme, discussion question, and grade level-band. CommonLit also includes text-dependent and discussion questions, vocabulary definitions, paired texts, and teacher guides.

The library  contains over 1100 readings, and it is continuosly expanding.  You can filter your search by grade level, theme, genre, related books, device (e.g. hyperbole, irony, etc.), and standard.  Additionally, each reading is characterized by type (e.g. alliteration, assonance etc.)

As a teacher,if you sign in you can have your own dashboard where you can see all the assignments your student’s progress (organized by class),  and you can also add a new assignment to send out to your students.

In addition, you can download the pdf and your students can read at the same time they can listen to the audio.

One more interesting thing is the dictionary . Just only you or your student select the word from the text with the mouse. Then, click the button with the open book icon to look the word up.

With CommonLit the students can also highlight, and translate features.  All of these are great for helping students with different needs.

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28 boring words & what to use instead

Alternative to 28 boring words

Words like new, next, things, feel, seem, best, young, just, almost, right, old, long, other, important, sad, happy, good, bad, like, nice, only, real, sweet, funny, little, bit, pretty or smart.

Are you bored of using the same common words? Here you have these 28 boring words: alternatives to make your speech more varied and exciting

 

Alternative to 28 boring words

In this infographic there are a selected  number of alternatives that you can use instead and that help you to make your speech and writing more varied and exciting.

 

Change your 28 boring words for new ones. Many people use the same words again and again. So, you can change a little bit.

You have only to change  28  boring words like new, next, things, feel, seem, best, young, just, almost, right, old, long, other, important, sad, happy, good, bad, like, nice, only, real, sweet, funny, little, bit, pretty or smart into new ones.

As a result, your writing and speech, will improve.

 

This infographic with 28 boring words has gently shared by 

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Free PPT’s templates- revise and play

 

 

This is a very useful blog created by an english language teacher in Japan that offers a great collection of free power points, excel and word  templates .

They are useful games to learn, and play.

Here you will find ONLY the templates  and tutorials for help so that you could  use them  in a personal way .

A great and fun way to teach, of course.

And this is my contribution with the game I have created with one of the free templates from tekhnologic:  jeopardy.It revises some vocabulary and grammar: present perfect, present simple and order order of adjectives…

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Breaking News English

A great site to improve your students listening abilities. As you see, this web page offers 2,369 Free English Lessons in 7 different levels.

In each lesson you will find out the next sections:

You can choose among:









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Dictionaries

Dictionaries

A great collection of the best on line dictionaries all over the web.

Just have a look!

Word Reference.com

Free online dictionaries – Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.  

Vocabulary.com

A great tool either to improve your vocabulary as student or, as a teacher to help your students.  It’s more than a simple dictionary. TRY IT!

Collins Dictionary

 More than 500,000 words, meanings, phrases, synonyms and antonyms. It is ideal for everyday use at home, for study, at the office and on the go. 

McMillan Dictionary Online

Pronuntiation, translations, language resources and many other things that you can explore.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

A great dictionary for general British English on Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

 Merriam-Webstern

America’s most useful and respected dictionary,Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay. With many usage examples.  

Longman Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online   

Using English

English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL) established in 2002 with a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers…, It covers the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.  

Dictionary.com

An online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, legal and medical terms, Word of the Day and more.  

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Used by over 35 million learners of English worldwide. You will find out any word.  

Oxford Living  Dictionary

This dictionary is more than a dictionary: videos, quizzes, grammar, thesaurus… Very recomendable!!

The Free Dictionary.com

This dictionary allows you to create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and “using or losing” existing content windows…

SPECIFIC DICTIONARIES

LINGUEE

It is a web service that provides an online dictionary for a number of language pairs. It incorporates a search engine that provides access to large amounts of bilingual, translated sentence pairs, which come from the World Wide Web. ATTENTION !!!! Linguee is not an automatic translation machine!  

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between two similar words?   

GRAPH words

Fantastic free semantic field maps and thesaurus synonimes 

Synonyme Finder 

Speak and write with confidence. To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly,  etc.  

Cogney rhyming slang dictionary

Do you want to know about cogney rhyming slang, the secret language of London?

VISUWORD

Fantastic free graph words and thesaurus synonyms for teachers and students

Phrase up Dictionary

phraseup assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can’t remember

Phrasal verbs dictionary 

A reference of 3,451 current English Phrasal Verbs (also called multi-word verbs) with definitions and examples. 

Visual Dictionary Online

Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

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GRAPH dictionary

With visuword whether you are a native English speaker or a second language user you can explore the lexicon in a complete new way.

Use the graphs to associate words and expand on concepts. Brainstorm. Move beyond synonyms and find other kinds of relational connections.

Enter words into the search box, “visualize a word,” to look them up. Touch a node to see the definition of that word group and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.

  • It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!

  • Great for writers, journalists, students, teachers, and artists.

  • No membership required.

It uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all patrons of the web.

THE VISUWORDS™ INTERFACE

To use the applet you only need to type a word into the search query at the top of the page and press ‘Enter’. A network of nodes or ‘synsets’ will spring out from the word that you entered. A synset is essentially a single concept that is represented by a number of terms or synonyms.

SYNSETS

Each synset node is shown as a globe. Nouns are blue, verbs are green, adjectives; orange and adverbs; red. The synsets are joined by colored links that represent kind of association those synsets have to one another.

  • “is a kind of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    With regards to “wheat” and “grain”, we see a cyan link from “wheat” pointing towards “grain” we can understand this to mean that wheat “is a kind of” grain. Here, “wheat” is a hyponym and “grain” is a hypernym. In the case of verbs this same cyan link can be understood better by “is one way to”. So, for example, to trot “is one way to” walk.

  • “is an instance of” — hyponym/hypernym pair

    In these relationships, the hyponym is specific and unique. For example, “Einstein” is an instance of a “physicist”.

  • “is a member of”, “is a part of”, “is a substance of” — meronym/holonym pair

    In these cases the meronym in some way belongs to the holonym. Examples: “robin” is a member of the “thrushes”, a “wheel” is a part of a “wheeled vehicle”, “caffeine” is a substance of “coffee”.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN…?

Do you want to know what’s the difference between two similar words?

If so, have a look here

It’s sooooo easy and useful!

Write the two words and discover!

Here is an example between fatigue and weary:

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Loyal Books (free public audiobooks)

Discover great free books  in loyal books.

A page  with a simple interface and beautiful images. Create your own library from thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks. Read reviews from other users and stream audiobooks or download to listen offline. With featured books and top charts you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying the best free books available.

You can download either the book or the audio or both.

Remember some details of epub format:

ePub is an open format defined by the Open eBook Forum of the International Digital Publishing Forum.

ePub format is a based on XHTML, XML and CSS.

ePub files usually have .epub extension.

TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

After choosing your book, go at the bottom of the loyal book page and click  on one of these formats:

TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO :

After choosing your book go at the bottom of the loyal page and click on  one of the audiobooks formats

ATTENTION!!!!!

Maybe you need a free ePub Readers software or application for Windows systems to read your book.

Here I leave some of them:

Azardi Desktop
http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/azardi-download.html
STDU Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

Sony Reader
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/es/products/digital-editions/download.html
Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF supports viewing mobi ebooks since version 2.1. Sumatra is free, open-source and supports many other formats, like PDF, mobi, XPS, DjVu, CBR, CBZ.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

FBReader

FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read ePub files.

http://fbreader.org/

Cool Reader

Cool Reader supports ePub and a few other formats.

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

EPUBReader FireFox extension

EPUBReaderis a FireFox web browser extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Calibre

Calibre is an eBook library manager with built-in eBook viewer.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

MagicScroll eBook Reader for Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-apps/ebook

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