Parent Resources

Helpful online information and tools:

Ontario Curriculum:http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/grades.html

 

Information for Supporting Reading In French As a Second Language

http://fis.ucalgary.ca/RF/BigRS.html

 

Alphabet Knowledge

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/sounds/

https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/le-son-des-lettres-montessori/id479243891?mt=8

http://www.lasouris-web.org/prescolaire/prescolaire.html

http://www.maxetom.com/jeux_lecture

 

French Vocabulary Games & AudioBooks

http://www.tfo.org/emissions/carmen/

http://kids.biblioottawalibrary.ca/garden/index-fr.html

http://www.lasouris-web.org/prescolaire/prescolaire_lecture.html

http://www.sunshinepeople.co.uk/?gclid=CNXsga-6pZwCFUYA4wodG30Dk

 

Sites for Building Reading, Writing and Math Skills

http://www.duplaisiralire.com/jeux/index.htm

http://www.iletaitunehistoire.com/genres/albums-histoires

http://sylvain.obholtz.free.fr/index.html

http://papateraconte.fr/?menu=telecharge&choix=3

www.multiplication.com

http://www.mathplayground.com/wordproblems.html

 

Sites for translation and pronunciation support:

http://imtranslator.net/translate-and-speak/speak/french/

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://www.lepointdufle.net/apprendre_a_lire1/combinaisons_de_lettres1.htm

http://www.estudiodefrances.com/fonetica/TITRE.htm

 

Sites for building listening, speaking and interacting within the CEFR framework:

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

http://on.cpf.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/CEFR_For-Web_Dec-2010.pdf

 

Competence Levels

http://on.cpf.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/CEFR_Self-Assessment-Grid_for-web.pdf

 

Resources connect to different levels/ abilities (ex. A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2)

TV5 Monde – http://www.tv5monde.com/

RFI – radio france internationale – http://www.rfi.fr/

TFO Éducation – http://www1.tfo.org/education/Home#.

Raphaël, citoyen du monde – http://raphael.tfo.org/emission

Bonjour de France – http://www.bonjourdefrance.com/

Yabla – https://french.yabla.com/fr/

 

Apps for Math on i-Tunes

Name Cost Description
Singapore Math Trail Free math problem solving
Math on the Spot free, with upgrades Tutorials
Dice free interactive dice
Find Sums free practice basic number facts up to 20
Hands-on Math Base Ten Blocks $1.99
Hungry Fish free add numbers to equal the number on the fish and then fish will grow
Jungle Coins $2.99 identify & count coins, make change and find the greater value
Hundreds Board $1.99 Explore patterns and numbers on the hundreds board
Math Terms Free Math glossary with colourful annotated illustrations. Middle and up.
Math Bingo $0.99 Play bingo by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing
Pizza Fractions Free Simple visually based intro to fractions for elementary students
Math Kid Free Add, subtract, multiply, divide. Roman numerals, percents, fractions.
Telling Time: Little Match-Ups Free Match time on digital and analogue clocks. Customizable.
Sudoku School Free For sudoku beginners (4×4, 6×6 or 9×9).
Geoboard Free Make discoveries about perimeter, area, angles, congruence, fractions.

 

                                                     

 Apps for Reading on i-Tunes

Name Cost Description
Comics+Kids Free Read a variety of comics for kids
AudioBooks Free Download and listen to many classic texts on your ipad
Draw a Stickman/Draw a Stickman Episode 2 Free Story encourages students to draw in different parts of the story.
Jib Jab Jr. free Read the given stories using students as the characters
OverDrive free Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your device
Good Reader $4.99 A robust PDF reader that allows student to highlight, annotate and add sticky notes
Good Notes $3.99 GoodNotes lets you take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs
Oceanhouse Media Various
Macbeth $14.99 Play is told in small sections, each with an animated video
The Monster at the End of this Book $0.99 Interactive telling of the story
First Grade Reading – I like Water Free Highlights text, record your own voice, edit text to the level you desire
I Like Books $1.99 37 more books from the same series as above

 

Apps for Writing on i-Tunes

Name Cost Description
Toontastic Free create stories  using background music and recorded voices
Dragon dictation Free Dragon Naturally Speaking for the iPad
Penultimate Free Handwriting of notes on the iPad
Book Creator $4.99 Create iBooks on the iPad
Typ-O HD 14.99 Powerful word prediction. Text to speech.
Type on pdf Free Type or write on pdf’s and then export.
Story Wheel Free Record a story by spinning the wheel to get a picture,
Dictionary.com – Dictionary & Thesaurus Free Works off-line

 

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