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Literacy Links Archive

Past Issues of 'Literacy Links' Newsletter for Teachers of the Deaf in the Central and Southern Regions of New Zealand

Literacy Links Term 4 2012

- van Asch Ultranet

- Ready to Read website

- Literacy Online

- iPad Apps for Preschoolers

- New Resources

  Literacy_Links_term_4_2012.pdf
( 680 KB: Broadband:11s, Dialup modem: 1min 37s )
 
Literacy Links April 2012

• Ways to Encourage Inclusive Classroom Practice for Literacy

• Instructional Readers and School Journals with Deaf Characters

* Fast Forward

• Revision of the e-asTTle Writing Tool

• Figurative Language - A Digistore Resource

• iPad Writing Apps

• New VADEC Resource

• Websites

  Literacy_Links_April_2012.pdf
( 1010 KB: Broadband:16s, Dialup modem: 2min 24s )
 
Literacy Links December 2011

The latest news from the VADEC Literacy team.

  Literacy_Links_Dec_2011.pdf
( 630 KB: Broadband:10s, Dialup modem: 1min 30s )
 
Literacy Links Term2 2011

Sharing your knowledge about your deaf student's comprehension level

Using the internet to support the introduction of texts

Literacy and Numeracy resources for parents, families and whanau

National Reading and Writing standards illustrations

Websites for teachers

  Literacy_Links_term_2_2011.pdf
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Literacy Links No.1. May 2010

21st Century Literacy

Literacy Research Symposium Feedback

Life Skills Reading

The New Zealand Curriculum Reading and Writing Standards for Years 1 - 8

Websites

New VADEC Literacy Resources

  LITLINKS_no1_MAY2010.pdf
( 290 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 41s )
 
Literacy Links Term 3 September 2009

Reading for Deaf Students: Checklists and Guidelines for Teachers

Revised Formal Retell Forms

Comparing and Contrasting

Book Reviews

Internet Sites

New VADEC Resources

  LITLINKS_no2_Sept09.pdf
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Literacy Links Term 1 March 2009

Information for RTODs on the latest literacy ideas etc.

  LITLINKSFEB09.pdf
( 800 KB: Broadband:13s, Dialup modem: 1min 54s )
 
Term 4, November 08

• International Children's Digital Library

• The SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard

• Boys' House Fire Reunion

• Instructional Readers: Brain Bank Kit

• Teacher Resources

• Websites

• New Resources

  _lit_links_Tm4_08.pdf
( 1.4 MB: Broadband:22s, Dialup modem: 3min 20s )
 
Issue 2 August 2008

• Formal Reading Assessment Protocols:

— Administering the Assessment

— Recording Retell Results

— Running Record and PM Comprehension Questions

• Book Reviews

• New Instructional Reading Resources

• Websites

• New Resources

  LiterLinksTm3_08.pdf
( 700 KB: Broadband:11s, Dialup modem: 1min 40s )
 
Issue 1, 2008

Term 1, March 2008

AAT 2 -2007 – C.I. Literacy Assessments
AAT 3- 2007 – Simple Sentence Years 1 - 6
Write it Right – Poem by Rob Allan
Probe
Draft Literacy Learning Progressions
PM Writing – Exemplars for Teaching Writing
Key to the PMs – PM Teachers’ Resource Guide
Book Review
New Resources
Internet Sites

  litlinks18.pdf
( 570 KB: Broadband:9s, Dialup modem: 1min 22s )
 
Issue 2, 2007
  • Annual Achievement Target 3 - AAT3
  • Some Further Simple Sentence Teaching Ideas
  • Ideas and Activities for Teaching Adverbs
  • Sentence Builder Flip Book
  • Traffic Light
  • Book Reviews - The Gallaudet Writer's Handbook, Robert Gould's Time Soldiers
  • Reviews of websites - Canon 3D Papercraft, Grammar Games, Sentence Structure Games, Super Duper Publications, English Works
  • New Resources - Paragraph Reference Poster, Transition Clips, Comparatives and Superlatives Cards, Adverbs of Time and Place Sheets
  litlinks27.pdf
( 850 KB: Broadband:13s, Dialup modem: 2min 1s )
 
Issue 1, 2007
  • Retelling Lantern
  • Paragraphs
  • Ideas and Activities for Teaching Paragraphs
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Pieces - Helen Keller International Art Award, Technology at Home
  • New Learning Media Resources - My Feelings Series
  • Instructional Reader with Deaf Character - Hello!
  • Book Review - The Printer
  • Reviews of websites - School Journal Teacher's Notes, Idiom Site
  • New Resources - Printing Practise Sheets, Conjunction Posters
  litlink17.pdf
( 1.1 MB: Broadband:16s, Dialup modem: 2min 31s )
 
Issue 3, 2006
  • Using a retelling rope to retell with fiction texts
  • What are the different types of sentences in written English?
  • Conjunctions. Ideas for teaching conjunctions
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Deaf Sports
  • New Learning Media Resource
  • Helen Keller International Art Award
  • Book Review - Dad, Jackie, and Me
  • Reviews of websites - http://yourdictionary.com
    http://www.literacycenter.net
    http://www.nzmaths.co.nz
  • New Resources - Buddy Novel Reading, Retell & Comprehension Cubes
  litlink36.pdf
( 1.1 MB: Broadband:18s, Dialup modem: 2min 42s )
 
Issue 2, 2006
  • Writing Project Teams Visit to Toronto and Rochester, April 2006
  • Using a Prop to Retell with Fiction Texts
  • Ideas for teaching Word Order
  • Upstart - a new magazine for Primary Aged Students
  • Graphic Novels
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Video Calling
  • Book Reviews - Educating Deaf Students -From Research to Practice
  • Spell Right CD Rom
  • Reviews of websites - http://journalsurf.learningmedia.co.nz
  • New Resources - Advanced Colour Word Poster, Retelling Hand, NZSL Parts of Speech - English Grammar
  litlink26.pdf
( 1.4 MB: Broadband:21s, Dialup modem: 3min 16s )
 
Issue 1, 2006
  • Australia New Zealand Conference for Educators of the Deaf
  • NZSL Bill Second Reading in Parliament
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • Reviews of websites - http://www.tki.org.nz
    http://sunsite.berkeley.educ/KidsClick!
  • New Resource - Emergent Interactive Reader "Colours" CD Rom and Book
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Captions
  litlink16.pdf
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Issue 4, 2005
  • Research Article Review - Patterns of Spelling in Young Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
  • VADEC literacy web - Helen Keller reading piece
  • Texts suitable for instructional reading for high school students - The Wild Side
  • Instructional readers - Rascal series
  • Reviews of websites - http://www.storylines.org.nz
    http://www.sailingwithoutasound.com
  • New Resources - Multiple Meanings Card Game, Sentence Poster
  litlink45.pdf
( 1.4 MB: Broadband:21s, Dialup modem: 3min 14s )
 
Issue 3, 2005
  • The Writing Project Update
  • Writing Sample Reminder for ITODs - Guidelines for Obtaining Written Language Samples
  • Introducing the Difficult Instructional Reading Book
  • Resource/Course Information: Ready to Read Series
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Using the NZ Internet Relay to Order Pizza
  • Reviews of websites - http://teacher.scholastic.com
    http://www.fablevision.com
    http://www.riverdeep.net
    http://www.bartleby.com
  • Book Reviews - The Chain Gang Series, Jason and the Blind Puppy, Missing!
  • New Resource - Big and Little
  litlink35.pdf
( 1.1 MB: Broadband:18s, Dialup modem: 2min 44s )
 
Issue 2, 2005
  • The Writing Project Update
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Donald Gibson-Sculptor
  • Resource/Course Information: Ready to Read Series Poster/Pamphlet
    Guided Reading: Years 5 to 8
  • Dialogue Journals
  • Reviews of websites - http://www.forestbooks.com
    www.eduplace.com/ss/maps
    www.timeanddate.com
  • Book Reviews - Going Swimming, I Can't Hear Like You, Can You Hear a Rainbow?
  • Instructional Reader Reviews - Deaf and Hearing Impaired Characters in Instructional Readers - Looking at Worms, Santana, Tim, Turbo Lends an Ear, What's Your Problem?, Super-Tuned!, I Heard That!, A Silent World, Sign It!
  • New Resources - Inside My House, Outside My House, My Clothes--Female, My Clothes--Male, My Footwear
  litlinks25.pdf
( 1.4 MB: Broadband:23s, Dialup modem: 3min 27s )
 
Issue 1, 2005
  • Research Article Review - SSR? DEAR? USSR? Or DIRT?
  • VADEC Literacy Web Reading Piece - Hearing Dogs
  • Resource/Course Information: Effective Literacy Strategies in Years 9 to 13
  • Ready to Read Teacher Support Materials
  • Reviews of websites - http://www.assdweb.com/catsoftclick.htm
    http://www.ajkids.com
  • Book Review - Moving Hands -- Celebrating 125 years of Deaf Education
  • New Resource - Sand Paper Letter Templates
  litlink15.pdf
( 620 KB: Broadband:10s, Dialup modem: 1min 28s )
 
Issue 4, 2004
  • Research Article Review - Theories of Literacy Development in Limited English Proficiency Deaf People: A Review
  • VADEC Regional Literacy Website
  • New Zealand's Telecommunications Relay Service
  • Reviews of websites - www.vanasch.school.nz/literacy
    www.nzrelay.co.nz
    www.myhomelibrary.org
  • Book Reviews - Angels and Outcasts - An Anthology of Deaf
    My Friend is Deaf
    Living with Deafness
  • New Resources - Basic Sight Words Bingo
  litlinks44.pdf
( 360 KB: Broadband:6s, Dialup modem: 52s )
 
Issue 3, 2004
  • Research Article - Vocabulary Use by Low, Moderate and High ASL -- Proficient Writers Compared to Hearing ESL and Monolingual Speakers
  • Software: Using Word to Animate Students' Written Language on the Computer
  • THE WRITTEN ENGLISH PROJECT UPDATE
  • High Interest -- Low Reading Age Instructional Reading Material For High School Students
  • NEW INSTRUCTIONAL READERS - Looking at Worms and What's Your Problem?
  • Book Review - I am Deaf
  • Review of website - http:www.deafed.org.nz
  • New Resources - PM Benchmark 2 Formal Retells, High Frequency Word Chart, Student Exercise Book Labels, First Words Cube to Support Emergent Writers, First Sentence Structures Hexagonal Tube
  litlinks34.pdf
( 590 KB: Broadband:9s, Dialup modem: 1min 24s )
 
Issue 2, 2004
  • Research Article - Manipulative Visual Language -- A Tool to Help Crack the Code of English
  • Software: Word -- Highlight Tool
  • The Writing Project
  • Using Formal Retells for Reading Assessment
  • Interpreting Scores in a Formal Retell
  • Reviews of websites - www.enchantedlearning.com
    www.edhelper.com
  • Book Review - A Place for Grace
  • New Resources - Personalised Resources for Emergent Readers- Colours, My Body, Where Am I?, Emotions, Physical Sensations, I Can
  litlink24.pdf
( 210 KB: Broadband:3s, Dialup modem: 29s )
 
Issue 1, 2004
  • Research Article - Using Verbal Protocols to Identify the Reading Strategies of Students Who are Deaf
  • The Writing Project
  • Reviews of websites - www.switchzoo.com
  • Book Review - Dad and Me in the Morning
    Deaf Characters in Fiction
  • New Resources - School bag and lunch box labels for preschoolers and new entrants
  litlinks14.pdf
( 370 KB: Broadband:6s, Dialup modem: 53s )
 
Issue 2, 2003
  • Research Article - Television Literacy: Comprehension of Programme Content Using Closed Captions for the Deaf
  • Resource/Course Information: The Writing Project: Report Writing Feedback
  • Book Review - The Reading Bug
  litlinks23.pdf
( 320 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 45s )
 
Issue 1, 2003
  • Resource/Course Information: Inferential Reading Skills Presentation Speech
  • Reviews of websites - www.bygosh.com
    www.classicreader.com
    www.tcom.ohiou.edu/books/kids.htm
  • New Resources - Junior Writer's Handshape Dictionary
  litlinks13.pdf
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Issue 4, 2002
  • Research Article - "The Itinerant Teacher in Isolation"
  • Resource - PM Benchmark Kit 1 Formal Retell Forms
  litlinks42.pdf
( 130 KB: Broadband:2s, Dialup modem: 18s )
 
Issue 3, 2002
  • Resource - PM Benchmark Kit 1 Formal Retell Forms
  • Reviews of websites - www.cyberkids.com
    www.nzhistory.net.nz
  litlinks32.pdf
( 150 KB: Broadband:2s, Dialup modem: 21s )
 
Issue 2, 2002
  • Research Article - "Reading Comprehension of Deaf Readers - The Impact of Too Many or Too Few Questions"
  • Resources - Phonic Sounds Book 1 and 2
    VADEC Retells - PM Benchmark Kit
  litlinks22.pdf
( 220 KB: Broadband:3s, Dialup modem: 32s )
 
Issue 1, 2002
  litlinks12.pdf
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Issue 9, 2001
  • Research Article - "Teaching Inferential Reading Strategies through Pictures"
  • Reviews of websites - http://ncam.wgbh.org/cornerstones
    www.deafed.org.nz
  • New Resources - Root Word Chart, Starting School Photo Kit
  litlinks91.pdf
( 340 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 48s )
 
Issue 8, 2001
  • Software: Literacy Software - Reading for Literacy -- Nightingale Software
  • Reviews of websites - www.agbell.org
    http://www.deafchild.org
  • New Resources - Prefix Chart, Suffix Chart
  litlinks81.pdf
( 300 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 42s )
 
Issue 7, 2001
  • Software: Literacy Software - The PM Story Book Software
  • Reviews of websites - http://www.wfdnews.org
    http://www.deaf.co.nz
    http://www.nfd.org.nz
  • New Resources - Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning (Ministry of Education)
  litlinks71.pdf
( 300 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 42s )
 
Issue 6, 2001
  • Research Article - "Recent Key Research Findings on the Reading Achievements of Deaf Learners"
  • Software: Word - Colours
  • Resource/Course Information: Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning Asttle
  • New Resources - Spelling Rules Chart
    Pronoun People
  litlinks61.pdf
( 1.1 MB: Broadband:17s, Dialup modem: 2min 37s )
 
Issue 5, 2001
  • Software: Word - James Makes Muffins, Mountain Crossing, Word and Word Art
  • Reviews of websites - http://clerccenter2.gallaudet.edu/stg/index.html
    http://www.gallaudet.edudeafconnection_internationalschool.htm
  • New Resources - I am Starting School Booklet, Nursery Rhymes
  lilinks51.pdf
( 550 KB: Broadband:9s, Dialup modem: 1min 19s )
 
Issue 4, 2001
  • Software: Word - Speech Balloons
  • Resource/Course Information: DVD (Digital Versatile Disk)
    Evelyn Glennie at Kids Fest
  • Reviews of websites - www.batod.org.uk/batod.htm
    http://www.edu.gu.edu.au/general/cdsr/aatd.htm
  • New Resources - Punctuation Charts
    Editing Cards for Writing
  litlinks41.pdf
( 230 KB: Broadband:4s, Dialup modem: 33s )
 
Issue 3, 2001
  • Research Article Review - "A Literacy Programme - Nine Important Pieces"
  • Reviews of websites - www.silentnews.org
    www.sparknotes.com
  • New Resources - Letter and envelope layout poster
    What Can I Do When I Dont Know a Word?
    Deaf Adults Reading to Deaf Children
  • Ready to Read Teacher Support Material (Ministry of Education)
  litlinks31.pdf
( 240 KB: Broadband:4s, Dialup modem: 35s )
 
Issue 2b, 2001
  • Research Article Review - "How Kids Learn to Spell".
  • Reviews of websites - Google Image Search http://arb.nzcer.org.nz
  litlinks2b1.pdf
( 260 KB: Broadband:4s, Dialup modem: 37s )
 
Issue 2, 2001
  • Research Article Review - Miscue Analysis for Deaf Readers.
  • Software: Inspiration & Kidspiration.
  • Reviews of websites - http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/literacy/index.html
    http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/WorldAroundYou/index.html
  • New Resources - Contractions Chart.
  litlinks21.pdf
( 350 KB: Broadband:6s, Dialup modem: 51s )
 
Issue 1, 2001
  • Literacy Information for I.T.O.D. Introducing Literacy Links.
  • Research Article Review - "An international research review of literacy intervention strategies for children with severe to profound deafness".
  • World Wide Web Sites. Reviews of 2 sites - Hip Magazine and Deaf Child International.
  • New Resources - Verb Charts - Regular & Irregular Verbs and Junior Verb Chart.
  litlinks11.pdf
( 330 KB: Broadband:5s, Dialup modem: 47s )