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.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).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.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!Punctuation Overview
A useful guide in the correct use of full stops, commas and semi-colons.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.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.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.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.Teaching English
Free classroom materials including short activities to full lesson plans, for teaching kids and adults. There are also articles on teaching English, and free teacher development and teacher training materials.