Language Arts (Aheinga Reo)


For Spelling we have enjoyed:
This is a sister site to Mathletics which we occasionally use with our math lessons (under Mathematics).

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We've enjoyed Study Ladder and it has certainly improved over time.  Obviously it covers more than just literacy, so, again I could have this slotted into many categories, but you get the idea.  I've re-subscribed this year to see if it helps tamāhine 2 in particular.

The huge advantage to Study Ladder is that it's one fee for everyone - unlike Spellodrome which is per child.  These figures all add up and as much as I don't stop myself from subscribing to great resources, I do have to keep such things in mind when weighing up whether to re-subscribe or not.

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The following websites we use on occasion.  There's so much choice on the web, but these are a few we've used to compliment our schooling.


We have enjoyed Ziptales (available through Curriculum Concepts).  I think it's around $50 for a one-year subscription.  It's been a few years ago now when we used it, so it's only my older kids who will remember it.
The next one I found a long, long time ago and now the kids are getting older, we are really making use of it.
Lesson Pathways is a nice supplement to find ideas on literature we may have.
There are other websites we use, but this is a good idea of some of them. Oftentimes I'll search for free lesson plans also.
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Grammar




An online library of classic 19th century illustrated children's books.

ManyBooks.net


the best ebooks at the best price: free!


 

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Copywork

For my friends in the US and Canada, I came across these lovely CM copywork series:
There's a number of different copywork lessons - the above are but two examples.  I haven't made any enquiries to find out how much it would cost to send to New Zealand (yet) It's $20USD postage to send to Aotearoa, so definitely a no-go for me, but it may be of help/interest to friends in the US and Canada :)

This next site is free membership, with some free copywork available,  I've printed out the Vincent Van Gogh copywork. :)


Shakespeare

http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/ebooks/julius-caesar-kids/
http://staging.laits.utexas.edu/shakespearekids/winedale/titaniaInAction/story.php
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midsummer-nights-dream-for-kids-lois-burdett/1102119819?ean=9781552091241
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B976DA09DC11FE3