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The Poetry Zone

An inspirational poetry site with all sorts. If you are between 4 and 18 you can send in your poems to be published. There are ideas for teachers on how to teach poetry. Read interviews with poets and find contact details for poets who visit schools.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-16 year olds
Drama

There are practical ideas for a variety of activities such as acting, improvisation, mime and dance. The site includes video teaching demonstrations. A Northern Ireland site but the activities would work well anywhere.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

3-14 year olds
Storybird

Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories that are fun to make, share, and read. Great for inspiring reluctant readers.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Not tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Newspapers for Schools

The Newspaper Licensing Agency (NLA) offers two free services designed to make easy use of newspaper material in UK schools. One is a free licence which permits legal copying of news print and the other a PDF News Library.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Visual Dictionary Online

The dictionary with a new point of view. Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Toppsta

A great site if you're wanting to choose books for children. All the reviews are organised by the age of the child, so you can see exactly which books children are enjoying at every age between 0 and 12

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

0-12 year olds
BookTrust

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity and they provide free books, resources and support to promote reading. Well worth a visit.

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

0-14 year olds
Google Slides

Create presentations with Google Slides. Also lends itself to collaborative work and making ebooks.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-18 year olds
Poetry Resources

A collection put together by the BBC of resources, including videos, to explore poetry with both primary and secondary age pupils.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-16 year olds
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy Poetry for Kids

Funny poems for children on lots of different subjects. The author is Gareth Lancaster. You can print out the poems and email them to a friend if you want.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
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