Baden Powell College

Literacy websites

ABC Adventure
Learn the letter names and get some keyboard skills too!
www.harcourtschool.com

ABC Match
Match beginning letters to pictures. You can also print a hardcopy to play this memory game.
www.readwritethink.org

All About Me
A favourite from the Starfall website below.
www.starfall.com

Alphabet Antics
An easy letter game for learningabout letters. I recommend choosing the HARD level(needs audio). Be sure to try lower case too!
www.learnenglish.org.uk

Alphabet puzzle & song
Can you click on the letters in alphabetical order before the time runs out? If not, enjoy the karaoke song afterwards anyway!
www.britishcouncil.org

Clueless Crossword
Use spelling patterns to work out which letters go where. No clues!
www.vocabulary.co.il

Coconut Words
A simple cloze reading game for the beginning reader.
www.bgfl.org

CSI: Squeak Sneak
Canine Sniffer Intelligence! Find the missing toy by following the clues. Requires listening and reading skills!
www.tc.pbskids.org

Dance Mat Typing
Work through 12 stages to build typing skills. Typing skill is an important - but often overlooked - skill for children to develop.
www.bbc.co.uk

Karaoke
Some great sing-a-longs for juniors.
www.raisingchildren.net.au

Letter Blocks
Make words using the letter blocks!
www.vocabulary.co.il

Let's Write a Letter!
Letter-writing helper from AusPost. For an easier one, see Princess Patty's Post Office below.
www.auspost.com.au

Magnetic Letters
If you don't have magnetic letters on your fridge, this is the perfect substitute!
www.bigbrownbear.co.uk

Princess Patty's Post Office
A very simple letter-writing helper. Great for young children.
www.cbc.ca

Prompt Generator
Looking for writing ideas? Look no further!
www.jc-schools.net

Punctuation Pop-up
Drag the correct punctuation into the correct places before your time is up!
www.scholastic.com

Punctuation Splat
Choose the correct punctuation and fire it at the sentence.
www.bbc.co.uk

R.O.V.E.R.
Build a robot to collect things and take them back to Ruff. You'll need to do a lot of READING for this one!
www.pbskids.org 

Silly Sentence Maker
Choose from: who, how, type, what and where to create your own silly sentence.
www.pbskids.org

Starfall
A fantastic website that we regularly use in class for teaching reading! Suits various levels. Must see!
www.starfall.com

Story Maker
Easy-to-use story creator. Great for creating/printing a personalised short story.
www.learnenglish.org.uk

Switchword
A challenging word game. Beat your opponent by having more of your letters on the board. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!
www.eastoftheweb.com

Syllables Factory
Count the syllables is the given words. Some words are a bit obscure, but this is a popular one.
www.bbc.co.uk

Whack A Mole
The classic game, but moles must be hit in alphabetical order.
www.playkidsgames.com

Wordmaster
A close exercise useful for improving reading skills and developing vocabulary.
www.bbc.co.uk

Word Wiz
A simple fun game. Find letters to make words. The letters don't need to be together in the grid.
www.storyit.com

Writing Fun
If you're learning about a writing genre (text type) such as a recount, narrative, or information report, then this is for you! You can even open a writing organiser as a Word doc. By Jenny Eather.
www.writingfun.com

Writing Runway
Great tool for sentence reconstruction. Best when an adult types a dictated sentence by the child.
www.ictgames.com