ReadWriteThink resources are really useful for literacy in primary schools. ReadWriteThink is partnered with the International Literacy Association, the National Council of Teachers of English and The Verizon Foundation. Their mission is to:
“Provide educators, parents, and after-school professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.”(ReadWriteThink)
ReadWriteThink offer lots of fun resources; one in particular is interactive resource is to make acrostic poems:
“In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word.
As part of the online tool, students brainstorm words to help write their poems and can save their work-in-progress to revise and edit, reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can also print their finished acrostic poems, or proudly show off their work by e-mailing it to a friend.”(ReadWriteThink)
This interactive acrostic maker is fun on its own but there are lots of lesson plans prepared which make use of it.
Apart from the Acrostic maker there are many other interactive game to help children learn about the use of English.
The Word Wizard is designed to support critical thinking and problem solving while also helping to build students’ comprehension and spelling skills.
There is a lot there to explore – why not give it a go?