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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

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Shakespeare's Life and Times

Well worth visiting if you are studying Shakespeare's life, theatre and society in Renaissance times.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
The Gingerbread Man

Read the sad story of the Gingerbread Man. It has colourful illustrations and works well on an interactive whiteboard. The story can be used in the literacy lessons to demonstrate repetitive style of text.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

4-8 year olds
Aesop's for Children

Aesop for Children contains the text of selected fables, pictures, video, and interactive animations, and will be enjoyed by readers of any age. Interact with the charming illustrations to see and hear them move.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 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

Tablet-friendly

5-14 year olds
Puffin Books

Activities, video and audio clips from popular Puffin titles.

Teachers, Parents

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Oxford Reading Tree

Details of Oxford Reading Tree resources together with free teacher support materials.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-11 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

Not tablet-friendly

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

Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Of Mice and Men Student Study Guide

Six learner guides covering the plot, themes, characters, form, structure and language, context and sample exam question with tips on how to approach it.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
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