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Literacy Center Education Network

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.literacycenter.net/

Website Example: http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.php

More Ways

Computer(s), Internet access, projector (optional), speakers and/or headphones

Activity Description

Use this site with pre-literacy and novice computer-using students to learn the upper and lowercase letters of the alphabet, alphabetization, shapes, how to hold a pencil and form shapes and letters, and spelling of simple words letter-by-letter, all while practicing keyboarding/typing and mouse skills. The site has audio for listening and repetition.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the site is not blocked at your school before using it with students.
  2. Set the volume on the computer to an adequate level.
  3. Preview the site to select an activity that suits your students’ needs.

How-To

  1. Open the Example Web site (above).
  2. Demo the site for your independent students or use as a class by clicking on a lesson to select it. A pop-up window or a new browser tab will appear.
  3. Listen and select the arrow keys or other prompts to go to the next part of the exercise. There are three or more practice parts to each lesson.
  4. Select the red X in the top right of the window to close the lesson and return to the main page.

Teacher Tips

  • The site was designed for preschool children, but is appropriate for use with very low level English learners.
  • The Web site also has the activities in other languages (French, German, and Spanish).

More Ways

  • To print flashcards (PDF files) for the lessons (Letters, Numbers, Shapes, Colors, and Words), select Print and Practice (in the navigation bar), choose a language, and select a category. Select the printer icon to print what you need.

Levels

  • Beginning Literacy
  • Beginning Low

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.