SLAV Connects is a blog by the School Libraries Association of Victoria (SLAV), formerly named Bright Ideas when a collaboration between SLAV and the State Library of Victoria (SLV). Its aim is to share news from the Association and to encourage teacher librarians, librarians, school library staff, educators and all interested persons to actively engage with the school libraries, to share tools and experiences; to network on a global scale; and to embrace dynamic teaching and learning opportunities.
Reading Games is a really fun site that students are sure to love.
Comprehension, sequencing, vocabulary, phonics and phonemic awareness are all covered in these games which are designed for Primary (Elementary) aged students. There are nine free games and access to more if you are willing to pay.
With VocabSushi, flash cards are a thing of the past. The best way to build your vocabulary is not rote memorization. It’s seeing how words are used in everyday language. VocabSushi helps you prepare for the ISEE, SAT, ACT, GRE or other standardized test by teaching you vocab words with real-world, contextual examples found in the daily news. We’re different than any other test preparation option, and here’s how:
Real sentences from the news teach context along with definitions
We scour the daily news from around the U.S. to find actual examples of your vocab words. Read selected sentences or whole articles to build a strong grasp of context.
How it works
This video explains more about VocabSushi:
Sounds like fun! Thanks to Joyce Valenza for alerting Bright Ideas to VocabSushi.