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Grammar Monster

Do you know how to use semicolons, where to put apostrophes and when to use commas? There is an excellent section on punctuation and another on easily confused words.

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11-18 year olds
LitCharts

LitCharts has 853 literature guides for students including every Shakespeare play.

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11-18 year olds
National Poetry Day

Although suitable for any time of year, you can explore this site for ideas to celebrate National Poetry Day with poetry in school. It features Toolkit for Schools and downloadable teaching resources.

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7-16 year olds
Shakespeare Schools Foundation

SSF is a biennial festival open to every secondary school, working with 11-16 year olds and their teachers throughout the UK. This unique arts-education initiative enables young people to perform Shakespeare's most famous plays in their local theatres.

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11-16 year olds
Skillswise Apostrophes

Baffled by apostrophes? Find out how good your knowledge is in this game where you need to beat the clock.

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7-14 year olds
Visuwords

A graphical dictionary and thesaurus which is a great teaching aid on an interactive whiteboard if you are encouraging children to think of alternative words in their creative writing.

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7-18 year olds
Descriptive Writing about A Trip to the Supermarket

This website is designed to support teachers and pupils in writing a descriptive piece of writing in preparation for WJEC English GCSE Paper 1. There are accompanying worksheets. Sections could be used with younger children as a simulus for a description.

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7-16 year olds
Basic Skills Literacy Starters

A selection of PowerPoint presentations designed as lesson starters on basic skills. There are accompanying worksheets and teacher notes. The level is mainly Year 7 (age 11-12).

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11-14 year olds
Word Central

Try the Mirriam-Webster Word Central site which has a dictionary and thesaurus. You can also find rhyming words which could help you with your poetry.

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7-16 year olds
Playing Shakespeare from the Globe Education

Globe Education offers a collection of free online resources, aimed to support the study of Shakespeare in schools mainly at KS3 but resources could be used at different levels. Free Globe tickets for London schools too!

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11-14 year olds
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