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Converse: the literature site

Lots of resources for English Literature teachers, especially Shakespeare and First World War Poetry related.

Teachers, Pupils

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11-18 year olds
Writing Tips: Essay Builder

Good advice here for improving your essay writing techniques.

Pupils

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11-16 year olds
Jane Austen Information Pages

Biography of Jane Austen, background and synopses of her novels. Annotated texts to help with characterisation and also a search string facility.

Teachers, Pupils

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11-18 year olds
The National Literacy Trust

The Trust maintains an online database, and provides information and support to all those interested in enhancing literacy standards. It organises seminars and conferences.

Teachers, Parents

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5-14 year olds
The Big Myth

Atmospheric Flash movies with music which tell the stories of creation myths from around the world. There is information also on the featured cultures.

Teachers, Pupils

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11-16 year olds
Representative Poetry On-line

Electronic poetry site indexed by name of poet, titles, first lines and by criticism on poetry.

Teachers, Pupils

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11-16 year olds
Aesop's Fables

An online collection of hundreds of fables by Aesop and Hans Christian Anderson.

Teachers, Pupils

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7-14 year olds
Lord of the Flies Education Pack

Download for use in the home or classroom, this pack has English, drama and Personal and Social Education activities for 11 - 16 year olds based on the book. There is a synopsis of the book and a brief biography of William Golding.

Teachers

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11-16 year olds
Encylopedia Mythica

Alphabetically arranged information on myths and legends from a wide range of different ancient cultures.

Teachers, Pupils

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11-16 year olds
My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Here are pages on Mary Shelley's life, family, friends and novels. There is a summary of Frankenstein, a description of the main characters, the full text and an explanation of the subtitle 'The Modern Prometheus'.

Pupils

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11-16 year olds
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