Useful Websites for Literacy Help
There are many websites that will help both you and your son with spelling, grammar, punctuation. You will find some that suit your needs by searching the internet for specific topics. Keep an eye out for the country of origin of some spelling resources - there are differences between Australian and American spelling.
Here are some to get you started.
There is an excellent NAPLAN grammar guide available at the ACER website:
Although the BBC "Learning English" site is aimed at those learning English as a second or other language, it is a very clear guide to grammar, spelling, pronunciation and language usage that your son may find useful. It also includes interactive games and quizzes.
The other BBC site is "Skillwise". It is primarily aimed at helping people in the workforce with grammar and spelling, but again it is a very useful site for school students. It also includes a large number of word games and challenges.
The English Teacher's Association website includes a section on debates in the media. On this page they deal with the teaching of writing from various viewpoints and offer parents some approaches to helping their children with writing at different levels of schooling.
You will also find the Study Skills pages available via the library link on this website and through StudyWiz to be a great help.CONTACT
David Kelly, (02) 6239 0695