As we showed in the last article, the TES iBoard is probably one of the best resources any teacher could ever have if they were teaching an infant class. However, the TES iBoard covers the full curriculum for KS1 in the UK, the equivalent of the Junior cycle at primary level here. As the title suggests, I’m going to run through how the TES iBoard can help children learn other literacy skills including grammar, spellings, sequencing a story and comprehension.
We’ll start with some word work appropriate for children in 1st and 2nd class. The video below will show you a demonstration of the “Oppostite Twins” and “Mobile Vowels” but as you’ll see there are dozens of other games to help children work on words. Some good examples teachers on the course liked were: Phoneme Flying Saucers and Start with Speech.
However, one of the big hits of the day was how iBoard handled stories, both fiction and non-fiction. Not only did the iBoard have a load of online books to read, they also had loads of activities to compliment them. In the video below, I’m going to show you how I demonstrated the story of Cinderella on the Interactive Whiteboard. However, this will work with any of the stories, factbooks, lists and other narratives on the iBoard system.
It would be a shame to leave literacy without giving something nice to the senior children in primary schools but that’s for another article. Check out how we can use Wordle on the Interactive Whiteboard in both middle and senior classes to support literacy in the classroom.
Last Update: August 9, 2017