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Skillswise Word Grammar

Games, short videos and quizzes from the BBC to help adults improve their knowledge of parts of speech such as nouns, adjectives and the like. The games are useful for children too.

Teachers, Pupils

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7-16 year olds
Chocolates

A teaching resource for helping children to produce descriptive, persuasive writing. Good on an interactive whiteboard. Suitable for Year 6 or 7.

Teachers, Pupils

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7-14 year olds
Over 300 Words to Use Instead of Said

A brilliant list of alternative words to use as an alternative to said. There is a desktop version with examples of the words in sentences and also a useful mobile version of the site. Words are arranged according to emotions.

Pupils

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7-14 year olds
Myths and Legends

A site about myths and legends where you can enjoy stories with animated pictures or compose your own using the Story Creator' which comes with lots of backgrounds, characters and props. You can even add your own pictures.

Teachers, Pupils

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7-14 year olds
Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. It gives more prominence to words that appear more frequently. You can tweak the clouds with different fonts, layouts and colour schemes. Print out your clouds.

Teachers, Pupils

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5-14 year olds
Study Skills

Get advice on revision, essay writing, exam technique and more.

Pupils

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11-16 year olds
Flashcard Stash

WordStash is a free vocabulary learning tool built on top of an online dictionary. Enter your own words. The study tool enables you to learn words and their meanings.

Pupils

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11-16 year olds
Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4kids is a book website for parents and children to help make book choices easier. You can download an extract from each book. Each book has a synopsis and reviews.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

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0-18 year olds
News for Your Classroom

A wonderful site with news stories for children and young people. It is American but it has global stories which could be used as information texts in literacy lessons.

Teachers, Pupils

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10-14 year olds
Coins in the Classroom

Explore the world of coins, their history, design and manufactures. Each lesson pack, designed for classrooms in England and Wales, comes complete with teachers’ notes, lesson plans, fact files, worksheets and whiteboard resource.

Teachers

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7-14 year olds
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