Speakonia

Free download. Will read any text (including documents already on your computer) in many voices http://download.cnet.com/Speakonia/3000-7239_4-10125328.html?tag=mncol;pop


Graphic organisers

A variety of templates for students to use when organising their writing / reading ideas http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Anything Literacy!

Need to know about a particular literacy topic or want some proformas to support your teaching? This site is fantastic. It has many Reggie Routmann documents too! http://www.readinglady.com/mosaic/tools/tools.htm

FUSE
Great Department website. Here you can search for planning documents, ideas and videos on topics linked in with VELS domain areas. Suitable for Primary and Secondary https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/default.aspx

Children's Book Council
Great website. Links to parent information, teaching support materials and lists of books suitable to read aloud to each year level http://trevorcairney.blogspot.com/2009/08/2009-childrens-book-council-australia.html
Writing Fun
Fantastic resources for making writing engaging. Includes activities such as a 'stapleless book' which would be great for the interactive whiteboard and creating shared writing activity http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/mrsthonus/language_arts.cfm?subpage=154785
Spelling City
Students can play games and test themselves using thier own spelling words! http://www.spellingcity.com/

Screen Australia
Digital resource finder - find short video clips suitable to show students on any topic! These pages are supported with background information and teacher resource ideas. Fantastic for building oral language http://dl.screenaustralia.gov.au/

Kid Cyber
A great resource with 'child friendly' research material. A fantastic search engine for kids. This site uses basic information and simple vocab http://www.kidcyber.com.au/
Writing websites
This website www.primaryschool.com.au has lots of great links to other websites. The one here is for expositions and even though it says grades 5& 6 it is great for other grades as well.

http://www.primaryschool.com.au/english_lessonsresults.php?subject=Writing&strand=Exposition&grade=56