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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.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

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.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

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).

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

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.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

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!

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Punctuation Overview

A useful guide in the correct use of full stops, commas and semi-colons.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

10-18 year olds
CBBC Newsround

CBBC presents the latest news for children. Stories include sport, showbiz, world events, quizzes or games. There are also news-based lesson plans to help teachers use news in the classroom.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
Hoodie Trouble

An interactive speaking and listening resource based on the issue of the 'hoodie culture' common in many places. The resource provides reading and writing opportunities and has teacher notes and support material. Suitable for an interactive whiteboard.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
School Rules!

Speaking and listening activities based on the theme of religious issues conflicting with school policy. There are opportunities for reading and writing, teacher notes and support materials.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
You are What you Wear

Speaking and listening activities based on identity and belonging. It considers how clothes are used to establish identity. These group discussion resources have teachers' notes and classroom support materials.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
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