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Tue Jul 16, 2013 16:16

I think these sites are great, especially for younger students. I was surprised that you use Word Girl in your classroom. I can see high schoolers having a better sense of humor over it than the younger adolescents. I know that my kids are starting to be "big kids" and don't want to be seen as "little kids" even though they are still so young. They are trying to break free from that as they transition into puberty. I think for that reason they get really weird about doing things that they see their younger brothers and sisters doing/enjoying. I thought Word Girl was a good balance for them though. It's a cartoon but it isn't like the programs geared towards the pre-K or early elementary school set. I thought the synonym toast game would go nicely with older students too!

  • Letters, Sounds, Words - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 16 15:37
    I really did think the website presented today were neat. I know as a kid I would have LOVED the Teach Your Monster to Read website. In this active high tech age, we needs games like this to support... more
    • RE: - lohrmk, Tue Jul 16 16:16
      • Funny High Schoolers - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 16 22:04
        You'd be surprised how often my students enjoy things geared towards younger children. They love it when I bring in things like cartoon clips. I even use pictures books sometimes to introduce... more
        • yeah... - lohrmk, Tue Jul 16 22:50
          Yeah, I use picture books in my classroom but I have to be careful. My kids tune me out if I use Fancy Nancy or Llama Llama. However, just your regular run of the mill picture books like Cynthia... more
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